Beirut’s Built Heritage after the Explosion of August 4th 2020

Presentation to the ICCROM and British Council online conference, Climate. Culture. Peace: Adaptation Through Built Heritage, by Alia Fares of Landward Research and Grace Rihan Hanna. Beirut’s Built Heritage after the Explosion of August 4th 2020 Presentation from 0h32m:33s to 0h47m:41s.

Qaa Mudbrick Weekend August 2022

Brown blocks on a white sheet on beige ground. Mudbricks drying out.

“The team aim to create heritage awareness at a crucial young age, educating the youth on the importance of preserving and rebuilding their authentic rural mudbrick identity and triggering their curiosity to revive their ancestral way of life.”

Karantina Heritage Day

Karantina Heritage Day poster

Landward Research are organising a Heritage Day in Karantina, Beirut, on 30th October 2021

A breath of hope – Bkaatouta Heritage Weekend!

Four children's hands using archaeological tools to dig up and broken pot in a fake archaeological trench.

Over the weekend of July 31st and Sunday August 1st, 2021, children from Bkaatouta, as well as other neighboring towns and villages, with some parents and four amazing volunteers, spent the weekend in the beautiful hills of Bkaatouta learning about their history and about the work of archaeologists.

First Anniversary of the Beirut Blast

Beirut port after blast

On the first anniversary of the devastating explosion at Beirut’s port on 4th August 2020, the thoughts of the staff and directors at Landward Research are with all the people of Lebanon as they mourn and try to heal.

The Importance Of Being Earnest About Cultural Heritage

Stupa as cultural heritage

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you can’t have failed to see at least some of the media commentary on ongoing cuts to funding for cultural heritage (which I’m broadly defining as including intangible heritage, historic built environment, and archaeological investigation) . You might think, so what?

Cuts to Archaeology Teaching Grants

Excavations at Bloomberg London

The grants that universities in England receive for teaching archaeology may be cut by 50%.
All archaeologists working in the UK are graduates. Not every recipient of an archaeology degree goes on to work in archaeology, but those that do provide tangible, quantifiable benefits to the country that are worth a quarter of a billion pounds every year.