The conference aims to provide a platform for critical discussion and in-depth analysis of post-conflict heritage reconstruction, management of cultural resources, and recovery of societies in MENA, with a particular focus on the Arab states. The conference offers an opportunity for scholars and professionals at different stages of their career and from various disciplinary backgrounds to present and discuss their ongoing research, establish networks, receive feedback from peers, and disseminate knowledge production in the Arab region and beyond.

The conference aims to explore the challenges to, and opportunities for, post-conflict reconstruction of cultural heritage in MENA. The conference takes a holistic, inter-disciplinary approach to studying war-torn societies and their cultural heritage reconstruction and recovery. It seeks papers that combine a range of theoretical and empirical perspectives on post-conflict reconstruction and welcomes contributions from a plurality of methodological approaches.

The Doha Institute for Graduate Studies and the Center of Conflict and Humanitarian Studies are pleased to invite scholars, postdocs, PhD researchers, practitioners, and professionals to submit their paper proposals on the topics outlined below.

Conference Details

The conference will be hosted on 7-8 March 2023. The event will be held at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, Doha, Qatar.

How to apply?

Please send an abstract (400 words) to  by December 15, 2022. The organizing committee will notify all applicants about the status of their applications by mid-January, 2023. Accepted applicants should submit their papers (around 5,000 words) by 1 March, 2023.

The organizers will cover accommodation and meals for all participants in Doha. Funding is available for travel expenses on a competitive basis and will be based on an application process. We will prioritize applications from researchers lacking support from their home institutions.


Conference language: English and Arabic.