The "Living Communities and Their Archaeologies" conference has invited different keynote speakers with an expertise and experience in community archaeology. It is thrilled to announce the participation of the following four keynote speakers:
Dr. Shatha Abu Khafajah is Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture at the Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan. She holds a PhD in Cultural Heritage Management from Newcastle University, for which she studied sustainable approaches on the meaning and use of cultural heritage in Jordan. Dr. Abu Khafajah is an expert in cultural heritage management and community engagement in Jordan.
Dr. Tawfiq Da’adli is a lecturer in the Art History Department of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. He is an archeologist and art historian, who earned his degrees at the Hebrew University. As an archeologist in Jerusalem, Dr. Da'adli has studied the Mamila cemetery, the Al Qaymuriyya Mausoleum in Jerusalem, the quarters around the Cotton Merchants Market, and the Beit HaBad Market. Another recent research project concerns Lod, where local excavations have been taking place for years. The study, which is part of the Ancient Lod Community Archaeological Project and dates back to 2007, seeks to elucidate the urban development of the town and the conditions that led to the final layout of the medieval town.
Dr. Paula Kouki is both Director of Cultural services, Museums and Events at the Town of Hamina, Finland and affiliated with the Centre of Excellence in Ancient Near Eastern Empires at the University of Helsinki. She holds an MA degree in landscape studies form the University of Leicester and a PhD in Archaeology from the University of Helsinki. Dr. Kouki participated in the Finnish Jabal Harun Project as a member and later as a vice-leader of the archaeological survey team in 1999-2013. She is also an active expert in participatory archaeology and museum work.
Dr. Gabriel Moshenska is Associate Professor in Public Archaeology at University College London. He holds a PhD in Archaelogy from UCL and his scientific interests are focused on understanding archaeology’s place in the wider world. Dr. Moshenska is very active communicating the importance of archaeology to the society, performing and encouraging staff and students to take part in a wide range of public engagement activities.