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Announcing the Conflict Culture Research Network

By Brian I. Daniels, Richard M. Leventhal, Corine Wegener, and Susan Wolfinbarger Why is cultural heritage targeted during conflict? Under what circumstances? By whom? Cultural heritage represents the physical manifestation of culture and history and forms a major component of a people’s identity. We know that it is often targeted or destroyed during periods of[…]

Monumental Arch, Palmyra, Syria.

Welcome to the Conflict Culture Research Network Blog

In 2014, the University of Pennsylvania Museum, the Smithsonian Institution, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science launched a project to study “conflict culture”—the heritage of communities attacked during periods of war or violence. Now joined by researchers from around the world, the Conflict Culture Research Network supports rigorous, interdisciplinary research that examines[…]