Scholarship dates: 1 - 16 February 2019
Academic hosts: Visual and Material Culture Research Centre, Kingston Schools of Arts, Kingston University
Dr Sadiq Khalil Abid is an Advisor in the prime minister's office in Iraq. With support from BISI he has a Visiting Scholarship at Visual and Material Culture Research Centre, Kingston Schools of Arts, Kingston University.
During his time in the UK Dr Sadiq will look into ways to build effective advocacy through case-studies of endangered Iraqi heritage. His research will focus on the ways forward for a more sustainable approach to heritage. Dr Sadiq will investigate hurdles in protecting local sites and try to bring the voice of the community to the forefront of the discussion. The research will also focus on the relationship between conflict, on one hand, peace and stability on the other and how these reflect on heritage.