The topic of heritage has made its way from scholarly texts to mainstream media, most recently as a consequence of the armed conflict in the Middle East. Videos and images have surfaced cataloguing the destruction of heritage sites and assets across the region. This example is not an isolated incident, but merely a series of events on the timeline. Heritage has been threatened by social, political, and environmental factors throughout history. This special issue invites academics from across disciplines to engage in a critical discussion around the multi-faceted aspects of heritage destruction.
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Posted on 07 Dec 2015