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January 14, 2020

Photo of a ceiling in Hasht Behesht, Isfahan, Iran by Diego Delso (via WikiCommons).

When a certain Twitter-savvy president took to the internet threaten an attack on 52 Iranian sites in attempt to deter Tehran retaliation to the killing of general Qassim Soleimani, his...

Contemplating where we come from and how that makes us who we are is a lengthy process; the words and pages are sometimes not enough. Read on for a follow-up to the introductions to discussions of language, homesickness and being of liminal ethnic status published in t...

October 15, 2019

Photos via Wikimedia Commons: Mummified hand from the Musée des beaux-arts de Lyon

When I visited the Pompeii exhibition during its temporary feature at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, I remember holding my breath. I wasn’t convinced that I was prepared t...

November 25, 2018

The reconstruction of historical sites is such a regularly occurring practice that we seldom blink when they are scaffolded and taped off for restoration, and so common that we often forget to consider the question of whether returning sites and monuments to their ‘for...

October 20, 2018

The Acropolis' Parthenon Marbles, displayed at the British Museum in London

In the sector of cultural heritage lies a touchy debate: the repatriation of artefacts that have been removed from their birthplace under questionable circumstances. This conversation has been a...

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