Based in Baghdad-Iraq, The Middle East Chapter of ENGAGE Network is coordinated by Wasit University, in collaboration with Baghdad University.
Regional Hub Coordinator:
Wasit University - Dr. Sabeeh Farhan
Dr. Dhirgham M. Alobaydi
Dr. Ula Abd Ali Khalel Merie
The Iraq Hub runs a series of research investigations and public engagement activities for the study, analysis of policy advocacy of ‘Humanitarian Heritage’ in Middle East as a human-centric approach to cross-community, country, region collaborations around community heritage. We develop and link knowledge transfer between the ENGAGE Network's international partners and investigators and enable collaborative workshops with stakeholders, research partners and community representatives from regional chapters. These workshops will explore research methodologies, approaches and challenges to the models of partnership hubs.
The workshops are designed to operate a number of engagements, meetings and focus group interviews to map local and regional perspectives in the co-design and co-production of heritage research priorities, challenges and creative solutions, as part of the ENGAGE Network's research agenda, methodology and delivery plan. ENGAGE enables and facilitates collaborative research with partners and stakeholders in the global south to investigate strategies to counter cultural conflict rhetoric through inclusive education, heritage-centred growth, rural development and infrastructures of peace. The multi-disciplinary team includes specialists from politics, social sciences, human rights, heritage, tourism, archaeology, architecture, economics, museums and education.
We display here the latest reports, research and analysis of case studies in the the Middle East
first hand evidence from engaging with partners, communities and policy makers.
ENGAGE Network Principal Investigator, Director of CAUGH, Nottingham
Iraq Hub Coordinator and ENGAGE Co I Investigator, University of Wasit
On Behalf of Minister of Higher Education and scientific Research, Iraq.
Senior Advisor, Prime Minster Office
Dr Hassan Nazim, Minister of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities, Iraq.
Chancellor of University of Wasit
Chancellor of University of Baghdad
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation), Nottingham Trent University
Associate Prof in Architecture & Urbanism, University of Leeds
Department of Architecture, Baghdad University
Chair: Prof. Mike Robinson &Co-Chair: Assistant Professor Dr. Sabeeh Farhan
Architecture Department, University ofKurdistan – Hawler .
Architecture Department, Nahrien University- Iraq
Director, The Council for British Research in the Levant, Jordan
(ISTAR-IUL), ISCTE, Lisbon University Institute, Portugal
Chair: Dr. Gehan Selim& Co-Chair: Assistant Prof. Dr. Sahar Basil M. Al-Qaisi.
Baghdad Downtown NGO
Director, Praxis India, Delhi, India.
Chair: Assistant Prof. Dr. Mohammed Qasim Abdul Ghafoor & Co-Chair: Assistant Prof. Dr. Dhirgham M. Alobaydi
Department of Architecture, University of Baghdad
Department of Architecture, University ofBasra, Iraq
University of Al-Qadisiyah, Diwaniyah, Iraq.
The role of international institutions and organizations in building the resilience of post disaster: War Cities
General Director of Regional and Local Planning,Ministry of planning/ Iraq
Sustainable Engineering Ethics.
University of Mosul.
Chair: Abbas Al-Anbori & Co-Chair: Dr. Ula Abd Ali Khalel Merie.
A Synergy between the Major Infrastructure Projects and Heritage Conservation with a view to Revitalizing Social Sustainability in Historic Centres of Baghdad City
Traces of Cultural Heritage in Erbil City
Criteria for Significance Assessment of Buildings of Mosul Old City: Based on the Heritage Value
CHALLENGES AND THE REQUIRED SOLUTIONS: A CASESTUDY OF AL-RASHEED STREET.
Chair: Assistant Professor Dr. Ali Naji Attiyah, Co-Chair: Haider I. Alyasari
GAGE Lead, Director of CAUGH & Lead of Global Heritage Research, Nottingham Trent University.
Iraq Hub Coordinator and Co-I Investigator, Vice Chancellor for Scientific Affairs, Wasit University.
1. Alobaydi Chair of Architecture Department, College of Engineering, University of Baghdad & 2. College of Engineering, University of Babylon.
During the 3-days workshops at the regional hubs, space has been provided for mutual discussion, co-production, engagement and learning between local research teams, community groups, project partners, national organisations, and governmental officials. Each regional hub had a critical mission that engages: 1-Developing scoping research investigation on the needs for humanitarian heritage as an inclusive programme of cultural exchange. 2- Develop a collaborative research environment that facilitates shared and sustained engagement with local heritage communities, representatives, and CSOs within the regional research hubs. 3- Enhancing and refining the research programme and framework proposed by the ENGAGE network through the contribution of local and regional research partners in the three different regional contexts.
ENGAGE Network - Middle East
Iraq Hub Lunch Event - 20th August 2020
BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS FOR HUMANITARIAN HERITAGE IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Engagements, Opportunities and Regional Challenges
1st International Seminar and Regional Consultation
Middle East Regional Hub