Middle East Studies

Claudia Glatz – Imperial and Other Encounters in a Highland-Lowland Transitional Zone: Archaeological Explorations in the Sirwan/Upper Diyala River Valley, Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Claudia Gatz event poster

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

Free and open to the public

Claudia Glatz is a senior lecturer in archaeology at the University of Glasgow. Her research interests include early states and empires, highland-lowland encounters and relationships, the politics of craft production, settlement and landscape archaeology, food ways and identity, border and frontier dynamics, and cultural heritage and heritage protection in Iraq and the Middle East. Dr. Glatz leads the Qala Shirwana Cultural Heritage Project, aimed at stabilizing and restoring the earthquake damaged 19th century AD baked brick castle called Qala Shirwana, and co-directs the Sirwan Regional Project, an international archaeological research project that has been exploring the Kurdish Region of Iraq since 2013.

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