Emma Cunliffe


About Emma Cunliffe

My research interests focus on the types of damage sustained by archaeological sites in the Middle East in peace and war, and developing ways of identifying and recording the threats using satellite imagery and social media. This work has primarily focused on Syria and Iraq. As a part of this, I am interested in civil-military relations before, during, and after conflict. My other research interest is the links between wellbeing, heritage, and communities, and the effects when they are separated. I am a member of the UK Committee of the Blue Shield (www.ukblueshield.org.uk, a charity working to protect archaeological sites from conflict and natural disasters, and a volunteer for the NGO Heritage for Peace (www.heritageforpeace.org).


The ruins of the 11th century Great Umayyad Mosque, Aleppo, Syria (photo: Fathi Nezam from Tasnim News Agency, CC BY 4.0
“In the path of our advance will be found historical monuments and cultural centres which symbolise … all that we are fighting to preserve.”

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