October 2015 American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) is pleased to announce that, with a $900,000 extension to our previous one-year cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of State, the ASOR Syrian Heritage Initiative team will be able to continue its work of documenting comprehensively the current condition of cultural heritage sites in Syria and portions of Iraq and to assess future restoration, preservation, and protection needs.
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October 8, 2015 The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) and American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) announced today that they have jointly received a Chairman’s Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support a two-day invitational summit in Washington, D.C., on December 10–11, 2015. During the summit, representatives from organizations engaged in collecting data on the cultural heritage of Syria will agree upon ways to cooperate and reduce duplication of effort. NEH Chairman William “Bro” Adams will be in attendance for the public event to be held on Friday, December 11, at the National Geographic Society.
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September 21, 2015 American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) is pleased to announce that, with a $900,000 extension to our previous one-year cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of State, the ASOR Syrian Heritage Initiative team will be able to continue its work of documenting comprehensively the current condition of cultural heritage sites in Syria and portions of Iraq and to assess future restoration, preservation, and protection needs. Now known as ASOR’s Cultural Heritage Initiatives—Planning for Safeguarding Heritage Sites in Syria and Iraq, this program will continue to raise global awareness of the threats to cultural heritage while also implementing future projects and providing immediate assistance within the region.
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February 3, 2015 J.M. Kaplan Fund awards ASOR $57,000 to expand its Syrian Heritage Initiative. On January 13, 2015, the J.M. Kaplan Fund awarded the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) $57,000 to expand its Syrian Heritage Initiative.
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November 17, 2014 Syrian Heritage Initiative Symposium. Non-profit and Department of State to Host Symposium on Syrian Cultural Heritage, San Diego, CA (November 23, 2014).
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November 13, 2014 The Renaissance of Archaeology in Iraq. Harvard Professor to be Keynote Speaker at Near Eastern Archaeology Conference, San Diego, CA (November 19, 2014).
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September 23, 2014 Threats to Cultural Heritage in Iraq and Syria. Office of the Spokesperson, Washington, DC.
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2014/09/232028.htm
September 22, 2014 Remarks at Threats to Cultural Heritage in Iraq and Syria Event. Remarks by US Secretary of State John Kerry at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
http://m.state.gov/md231992.htm
September 21, 2014 Threats to Cultural Heritage in Iraq and Syria. Jen Psaki, Department Spokesperson, Washington, DC.
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2014/09/231912.htm
August 4, 2014 Initial project announcement. Syrian Heritage Initiative: Planning for Safeguarding Heritage Sites in Syria
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