Current News

Below are links to current articles in newspapers, journals, websites, etc. that have news of direct interest to the CHAMP. Older articles will be archived after three months. There is a separate archive for the news from the 2011 Egyptian Uprising. Very¬† important news about job announcements, various organizations, contact information, emergencies, and about how CHAMP members can impact heritage are provided in the separate News section titled “Special Announcements.” ****************************************************************************

The Plight of Iraq’s Yazidis in Ninewa Province” (1 Sep 14)

“The Islamic State isn’t just killing people. It’s destroying a culture” (22 Aug 14)

History 2.0: Civil War Journals & Historic Letters Go Digital” (13 Aug 14) Smithsonian allows public to transcribe and digitize handwritten documents in SI holdings. Mentions Monuments Men letters.

Gaza mosques fall to Israeli airstrikes, without any groundswell of outrage” (9 Aug 14)

The beautiful, historic shrines that Islamists try to destroy” (25 Jul 14)

Jihadists in Iraq Erase Cultural Heritage” (25 Jul 14)

Islamic militants destroy historic 14th century mosque in Mosul” (28 Jul 14)

Peru employs drones to search and explore pre-Incan archaeological sites” (24 Jul 14)

ISIS Destroys ‘Jonah’s Tomb’ in Mosul” (24 Jul 14)

“What can you do? Sharing Knowledge about Iraq’s vanishing cultural heritage” (20 Jul) Report of a panel hosted by Saving Antiquities for Everyone (SAFE) on 18 Jul regarding destruction of Iraqi sites by ISIS.

ISIS burns 1,800-year-old church in Mosul” (20 Jul 14)

Military Involvement in Cultural Property Property: An Overview” (Joint Forces Quarterly. Kila and Herndon. 74, 3rd Quarter 2014.)

Creating New Monuments Men” (2 Jul 14)

Iraq’s ‘Exorcist’ temple falls into ISIS jihadist hands” (25 Jun 14)

Monuments Men: A Baltimore writer learns her father helped in the search for Nazi plunder” (19 Jun 14)

Egypt’s new antiquities minister optimistic in face of obstacles” (17 Jun 19)

Egypt turns to technology in effort to protect ancient treasures from looters” (2 Jun 14)

Its Time to Stop Destruction of Middle East Heritage” (5 May 14)

Syria’s historic Crusader castle damaged by war” (5 May 14)

Conflict Antiquities blog: “Will the Ukraine Forum on Asset Recovery (UFAR) trace looted cultural property?” (29 Apr 14)

“Amid Devastation of Aleppo, Syria, Archaeological Museum Fights to Preserve Cultural Heritage” (25 Apr 14)

Egypt’s Population Boom Threatens Cultural Treasures” (18 Apr 14)

Overcoming Looting and Years of Destruction, Iraq Museum Gets Ready to Reopen” (12 Apr 14)

Syrian troops capture Crudader-era citadel” (20 Mar 14)

Preserving Iraq’s Cultural Heritage” (20 Mar 14) Youtube; presentation by Dr. Brian Rose

 

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