The Destruction of Memory
16:00 - 18:00
Lectures, talks and seminars
History Seminar Series
History, Department of
The History Research Seminar meets on Wednesday afternoons during term time
This week's seminar is a film screening of The Destruction of Memory followed by a live question and answer session with Director and Producer, Tim Slade.
In Syria and Iraq, the ‘cradle of civilization’, millennia of culture are being destroyed. The push to protect, salvage and rebuild has moved in step with the destruction.
Based on the book of the same name by Robert Bevan, The Destruction of Memory tells the whole story - looking not just at the ongoing actions of Daesh (ISIS) and at other contemporary situations, but revealing the decisions of the past that allowed the issue to remain hidden in the shadows for so many years.