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Ghazwan Yaghi

Researcher

Name
Dr. G. Yaghi
E-mail
g.yaghi@hum.leidenuniv.nl

He specializes in Islamic architecture and art.     

In Syria; he worked in General Directorate of ‎‎‎Antiquities & Museums (DGAM), Damascus, Syria http://www.dgam.gov.sy/index.php?d=314&id=831, for more than twenty years as an archaeologist and as a Researcher. Also, he ‎‎got many scientific and administrative positions. The last of them were: Director of Archaeological Research and Training, Damascus, Syria. (2012-2014) https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-ghazwan-yaghi-8a83986a/..

Also, he worked at the Academy ‎‎‎positions as a lecturer in Islamic architecture and arts, and as Associate supervisor of multiple doctoral and master’s thesis, (Faculty of Archaeology at the ‎‎‎University of Damascus).

His research projects have included the rehabilitation and conservation of historical monuments in the National and International Syrian archaeological sites.

In the Netherlands; In 2016, he established Arabic Dutch Cultural House Foundation http://www.ancultuurhuis.nl/Home/.. In January 2019, he received a one-year grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) to pursue his academic activity on his research project: imperial Ideology and Architectural Heritage: Damascus under the Mamluk Sultans (1260--1516 A. D) https://www.nwo.nl/en/research-and-results/programmes/nwo/hestia-impulse/awarded-grants.html With the significant support of Prof. dr. Gabrielle van den Berg, Leiden University, https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/research/research-projects/humanities/turks-texts-and-territory , and Prof. dr. Maaike van Berkel, Radboud University https://www.nwo.nl/onderzoek-en-resultaten/onderzoeksprojecten/i/61/33361.html. Now, he is working as a researcher at Leiden University, Institute of Area Studies (LIAS).

Research profile

  • Specialist in Islamic architecture and art.
  • More than twenty years’ experience as an archeologist and researcher in both Syria and the Netherlands.
  • Proven successful track record in leadership positions, as Director of Archaeological Research and Training, Damascus, Syria, as the head of the national team responsible for registering the Dead Cities (Syrian Archeological site) and several pertinent national and international restoration and rehabilitation projects.
  • Associate supervisor of multiple doctoral and master’s thesis.
  • Doctorate and academic title recognized by the Dutch Ministry of Higher Education.
  • Founder of the Arabic Dutch Cultural House Foundation in the Netherlands.

University Education

2001-2004: PhD, Islamic Archaeology and Arts with honours
Islamic Archaeology Department, Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo University Recommendation for publication, Cairo University.

Certified by the Dutch Ministry of Higher Education (doctorate and academic title).

1997-1999: MA, Islamic Archaeology and Arts with honours
Islamic Archaeology Department, Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo University, Recommendation for publication, Cairo University.

1996-1997: Diploma (pre-masters), Islamic Archaeology Department, Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo University.

1994-1996: Diploma, Archaeology and Islamic Art, Islamic Archaeology Department, Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo University.

1992-1993: Diploma, History of Arab and Islam, History Department, Faculty of Literature, Damascus University, Syria.

 

Researcher

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Leiden Institute for Area Studies
  • SMES APT

Work address

Matthias de Vrieshof
Matthias de Vrieshof 4
2311 BZ Leiden
Room number 0.09b

Contact

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