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Lecture with Dr. Stephanie M. Langin-Hooper

Friday, October 22, 2021 at 4:30pm to 6:30pm

The Crow Museum of Asian Art of the University of Texas at Dallas, The Crow Museum of Asian Art of the University of Texas at Dallas 2010 Flora Street, Dallas, Texas 75201

Dr. Stephanie M. Langin-Hooper, Associate Professor and Karl Kilinski II Endowed Chair in Hellenic Visual Culture, Southern Methodist University presents a lecture:

Cultural Heritage in times of Terror: Archaeological Destruction and Looting in the Middle East

Among their other human rights abuses, Middle Eastern terrorist groups such as ISIS and the Taliban were notorious for their destruction and looting of archaeological sites and ancient artworks. This lecture will explore some of the motivations for such actions, as well as the ancient precedents for using artwork destruction as a tactic of psychological warfare. While taking a close look at what treasures the world has lost, we will also cast a hopeful eye to exploring how we can help prevent further losses of cultural heritage in the future.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Carolyn Brown and Palmyra: An Ancient City Through the Lens at the Crow Museum of Asian Art of the University of Texas at Dallas.

The lecture will be from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm immediately followed by a wine reception.

Valet parking is available.

RSVP required; please e-mail Pierrette Lacour at to reserve your seat.


IMAGE: Dr. Stephanie M. Langin-Hooper at the Hittite site of Hattusas in Turkey

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