Professors Grigor and Watenpaugh in Heritage in Dialogue
The Courtauld Institute in London recently conducted a panel discussion on “Post-conflict: Art History and Cultural Heritage in Dialogue” which featured Professors Heghnar Watenpaugh and Talinn Grigor.
The event, held online on June 15, focused on conflict zones, cultural heritage, and the ethical role of the discipline of Art History. “Post-conflict” spotlighted Nagorno-Karabagh in the Caucasus where decades of conflict have created a human rights disaster but also a laboratory for cultural heritage activists to devise solutions to post-conflict situations. The panel of art historians and heritage experts included Christina Maranci (Professor of Armenian Art, Tufts University), Carsten Paludan-Muller (Archaeologist, Cambridge Heritage Research Centre) and Watenpaugh. Professor Grigor joined the group as the Panelist. This event was organised and moderated by Professor Sussan Babaie (The Courtauld).
“Post-conflict: Art History and Cultural Heritage in Dialogue” was recorded and can be viewed on the Courtauld’s YouTube channel.