Destroy all idols | JMK Higher Seminar

Webinar

Date:

Thursday 9 December 2021

Time:

10.00 – 12.00

Location:

Hybrid session: Bangsalen/Zoom

Journalism teacher and writer, Jesper Huor, presents his work in progress "Destroy all idols" during the JMK Higher Seminar. The event will operate as a hybrid seminar, with a restricted number of participants on campus and others via Zoom. Language: English/Swedish.

IS foton visar hur templet i Palmyra förstörs, rapporterade BBC den 25 augusti 2015.
BBC: Islamic State photos 'show Palmyra temple destruction', BBC reported on August 25, 2015. Photo: Jihadi website.

Please send an e-mail to kari.anden-papadopoulos@ims.su.se if you wish to participate in the seminar in person (on campus).

"Destroy all idols" is a documentary book about ISIS attacks on museums, ancient monuments and statues during the Syrian War, how to understand those carefully staged acts of destruction and Syrian archeologists dangerous race to save the cultural heritage from fanatics and looters.

The research behind the book is extensive and includes travels to Syria, Turkey and France and interviews with archeologists, rebels, al-Assad-loyalists, terrorists, civilian eyewitnesses and the shadowy Antiquities Mafia.

In Swedish: Drabbades bildstormarna av gudinnans förbannelse? (premium link)

BBC: Islamic State photos 'show Palmyra temple destruction'

Please mail us for further queries about the seminar.