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The Future of Palmyra in the Digital Age at The Getty Villa


Join the IDA at the beautiful Getty Villa for a fascinating discussion of how the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria, can be protected, preserved and reconstructed in the digital age. The panel will touch on the technical and philosophical aspects of digital reconstruction, as well as issues of authenticity, practicality and ethics.


Alexy Karenowska - The Institute for Digital Archaeology

Amr Al-Azm - The Day After Project (TDA) and the Heritage Protection Initiative (HPI)

Elly Harrowell - Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University

Erich Hatala Matthes - Professor of Philosophy at Wellesley College


Earlier Event: December 16
Bibliophile Roundtable
Later Event: March 25
BBC Arabic Festival