Mohamad Meqdad

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PhD candidate at the Department of History in the School of History, Culture and Communication at Erasmus University Rotterdam

Mohamad Meqdad's research focuses on Religious Cultural Heritage at Times of Crisis. The research aims to examine the relationship between religious cultural heritage (RCH) and various stakeholders ranging from the local communities and their urban settings and countries to the International Community. 

Meqdad holds an MA in Muslim Cultures from the AKU-ISMC. During the two-year MA programme, he engaged in studying Muslim material culture, its display in international museums and visitors’ interaction with such type of galleries, particularly the British Museum’s John Addis Islamic Gallery. Between 2002 and 2008 as a BA student of Archaeology and Museum Studies at Aleppo University, and later on as a professional archaeologist he conducted research at several sites including Al-Mushrifah, Tell Tweini, Tell Homsi, and Chagar Bazar in Syria between 2002 and 2008. From 2011 to 2019, Mohamad was the Arabic editor, and later the acting manager, of The Muslim Civilisations Abstracts Project (MCA) at The Aga Khan University- Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC). The MCA project endeavoured to preserve endangered intellectual works, mainly secondary sources, from the Muslim majority countries that have never been translated into any European languages.

Mohamad is a member of the Our Collections Matter network from ICCROM since January 2023.

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