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30 November 2016: Archaeological Research for Qatar

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Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), cordially invites you to its seventh QF R&D Research Outcome Seminar (ROS) on Monday, 30th of November, 2015 from 4:30 to 6:00 PM, at QNRF’s Event-Hall, 5th Floor, Tornado Tower. This series of seminars aims at communicating the results of the funded research projects that address the national priority needs of Qatar and help in creating a sustainable post-hydrocarbon society, in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030.

As part of its mission to disseminate research achievements and outcomes to relevant stakeholders, the research community and the public at large, QNRF is organizing this event that is focusing on archeological research for Qatar.

The seminar will feature three presentations that will be delivered by selected QNRF-awarded scientists, who will share their research outcomes in this area of the humanities. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion on the purpose and relevance of archeological research for Qatar. The ROS will also provide an opportunity to network.

Event Programme:

4:05 PM - Opening Remarks:

Dr Michael Reksulak, Director Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities, QNRF Prof Thilo Rehren, Director, UCL Qatar

4:15 PM - Prof Robert Carter, Professor of Arabian and Middle Eastern Archaeology, UCL Qatar

Title: The Origins of Doha and Qatar: Archaeological, Historical and Ethnographic Investigations in Bida’a (Doha)

4:35 PM - Prof Andrew Petersen, Director of Research in Islamic Archaeology, University of Wales, Trinity Saint David

Title: Visualizing Qatar's Past

4:55 PM - Dr Jose Carvajal Lopez, Lecturer in Islamic Archaeology, UCL Qatar

Title: Materiality and Preservation in Islamic contexts

5:15 PM - Panel discussion on “Relevance of Archeological Research for Qatar”

Moderator: Prof Robert Carter, UCL Qatar

Panelists: Dr Haya Al-Thani, Qatar National Museum Dr Abdullah Al-Sulaiti, Qatar National Museum Dr Mohammed Moain Sadeq, Qatar University Prof. Sultan Muhesen, Qatar Museums Prof Thomas Leisten, Qatar Museums Dr Remah Gharib, Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies

6:00 PM Closing remarks followed by a light buffet

Please confirm your attendance by clicking here and selecting “ROS – Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities”.

6 November - 31 December 2015: Recovered Treasures from the Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum Collection

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'Recovered Treasures from the Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum Collection' is an exhibition developed in partnership with UCL Qatar to showcase the conversation work undertaken by the MSc Conservation Studies students.  The exhibition reveals the information hidden within these objects and highlights the examination methods, analytical techniques, and treatments used by students to both investigate and preserve the treasures of the collection.

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