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Thursday, November 19, 2015

London event - A regional & community approach to heritage in the Horn of Africa

Don't miss - Bigger than the nation: A regional & community approach to heritage in the Horn of Africa with Dr Sada Mire

Dr Sada Mire 
Launching the Heritage & Politics series  in collaboration with UCL African Studies Centre
Date & Time: Thursday 19 November, 18:30-20:00
Venue: UCL Common Ground, South Wing, Wilkin's Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

Dr Sada Mire is a Somali-born Swedish archaeologist, living and working in the UK and Somaliland. She lived the first fifteen years of her life in Mogadishu, until 1991, when she settled in Sweden, as a result of the conflict in Somalia. In order to learn about the history of her new society, she studied archaeology and zoo-archaeology at Lund University. She continued her studies at SOAS for her B.A. and then at UCL for her M.A. and Ph.D., conducting field research in Somaliland.
Sada is currently advisor to and former Director of the Republic of Somaliland’s Department of Tourism & Archaeology, which she founded in 2007. She is founder and executive director of the Horn Heritage Organization. Sada is Associate Tutor at Sainsbury Research Unit (UEA), and affiliated with also SOAS and UCL. In addition, Sada has worked as a Technical Assistant for the United Nations Development Program in Somaliland on cultural resource management and capacity building. Sada has conducted fieldwork in several European and African countries – including U.K., Denmark, Sweden, to Kenya and African countries including Egypt, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia as well as lectured at UK universities.
In this special lecture launching the Heritage & Politics series organised in collaboration with UCL, Dr Sada Mire will discuss the politics of colonialism and nation-building and its impact on heritage management and archaeological research. She will explore case studies of local community engagement in heritage and innovative local heritage approaches in the Horn of Africa, suggesting ways forward in bringing regional heritage into focus rather than national heritage.

All are welcome, registration is not required for this event.
For more information on the series, please visit  the UCL website.