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Cyprus: Its Archaeology and Heritage - Effects on Politics, Identity, Tourism and Education

Event Details:

  • Date: Friday 22 September 2017
  • Time: 10:00 - 16:30
  • Venue: ‘Constantine Leventis’ Auditorium, A.G. Leventis Gallery, Nicosia
  • Speaker: See below

The conference at the Leventis Gallery (Nicosia), is organised jointly by the Cyprus Centre of the University of Westminster in collaboration with the British Museum and the Cultural Section of the Cyprus High Commission in London, with the support AG Leventis Foundation.

Dr. Kirsi Lorentz, Assistant Professor, Science and Technology in Archaeology Research Center (STARC) of The Cyprus Institute, will deliver a presentation.


10:00 - 10:15  Registration
10:15 - 10:25

Introduction and Official Opening

John Charalambous, University of Westminster

Opening Addresses

Alicia Chrysostomou, University of Westminster

Thomas Kiely, British Museum

 10:25 - 11:25

Session 1 - Archaeology and Cypriot Collections and History; interpretation and importance for identity

Chair: Alicia Chrysostomou

"Prehistory and the public: Engaging non-specialist audiences with ephemeral archaeological remains on Cyprus"
Lindy Crewe, Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute

“Cypriots: Their Archaeology and Heritage through Osteobiographies”
Kirsi Lorentz, The Cyprus Institute

"The History and Presence of Armenians in Cyprus from Antiquity Onwards"
Alexander-Michael Hadjilyra, Researcher-Scholar

“The Development of Mapping in Cyprus and its use in Archaeological Research”
Michael Savvides, Skyview UAV

“Displaying Cypriot Heritage Outside the Island”
Thomas Kiely, Cyprus Collection, British Museum

Interlude - Introduction to Photographic Exhibition by David Mackay

 11:25 - 11:45 Tea / Coffee break
11:45 - 12:45

Session 2 - Artistic Interpretations

Chair: John Charalambous

“Kinyras: "The most beloved priest of Aphrodite"
Stavros Papageorghiou, Documentary Maker, TETRAKTYS Films Ltd

Video – “About Aphrodite”
Mary Plant, Artist

“Museological Spaces and Cypriot Identity”
Andre Zivanari, Director, Point Centre for Contemporary Art

A Transfer at Kerameikos
Maria Loizidou, Visual Artist

“Displaying Cypriot Heritage Outside the Island” 
Thomas Kiely, Cyprus Collection, British Museum

 12:45 - 13:45

Session 3 - Cultural Heritage

Chair: Thomas Kiely

“The Work of the Bi-communal Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage”
Athina Papadopoulou and Ali Tuncay, Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage

“Pegeia Harbour”
Linda Leblanc, Pegeia Councillor

“The Politics of Architecture During British Rule in Cyprus”
Costas Georghiou, Architect

“20th Century Industrial Archaeology”
Tim Reardon, Private researcher - paper delivered by Diana Bridger

“The search of a cultural identity through the recreation of Cypriot heritage”
Stella Karageorgi, Fine artist and cultural heritage consultant

 13:45 - 16:30

First Hand Archaeology ........
a walk through old Nicosia followed by a working lunch and General Discussion

Chair: John Charalambous

 16:30 Close

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