CMAC Rendez-Vous talk 'Prayers Long Silent' Protecting Endangered Heritage in Post-conflict Cyprus with Michael J. K. Walsh, NTU Singapore
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 4:30pm
Guest speaker Michael J. K. Walsh, NTU Singapore, gives a talk entitled "'Prayers Long Silent': Protecting endangered heritage in post-conflict Cyprus." Michael J. K. Walsh F.R.S.A., FRHistS., conducted his graduate studies at the Universities of St. Andrews, Cambridge and York, before joining the Department of Archaeology and Art History at Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta. In his time there he successfully nominated the historic city of Famagusta for inclusion in the World Monuments Fund Watch List (twice) and also acted as team coordinator for the United Nations project 'Cultural Heritage Data Collection in the northern part of Cyprus'. He has edited and co-edited four books on Famagusta, including Medieval and Renaissance Famagusta (Ashgate, 2012), Crusader to Venetian Famagusta (Central European University Press, 2014), Famagusta: Contemporary Images from an Historic City (Datz Press, 2015), and City of Empires: Ottoman and British Famagusta (CSP, 2015). A fifth book entitled Prayers Long Silent: Famagusta's Armenian Church and the Complexity of Cypriot Heritage will be published by Palgrave MacMillan this week. He is currently Associate Professor of Art History at the School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.