Adjunct Professor Ross Burns graduated in History and Archaeology from Sydney University, 1966 and spent 37 years in the Australian Foreign Service including posts as Ambassador in the Middle East, South Africa and Greece. Since 2003, he has completed a PhD at Macquarie University in Sydney (2009) and authored several books on the history of Syria: Monuments of Syria (1992, 1999, 2009), Damascus, A History (2005) and Aleppo, A History (2016). His study of Roman colonnaded axes and their origins is being published by Oxford University Press in June 2017.
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Aleppo and Palmyra: How Monuments were 'Weaponised' in the Syrian ConflictFree Public Lecture
Ross Burns, whose recent publications include Aleppo, A History and Monuments of Syria, presents an analysis of why the country’s incomparable store of historical buildings and sites has been so deliberately targeted. In many cases such damage rep...PresentersProfessor Ross Burns