Project Title: Landscape Transformations and Heritage Discourses in the Kurdish Lowlands of Iraq and in the Zagros highlands of Iran: Connecting Community Perceptions and Archaeological Remote Sensing Approaches.
School: School of Humanities
Professor Claudia Glatz and Dr Rachel Opitz, School of Humanities, University of Glasgow.
Professor Siân Jones, University of Stirling.
About Yasaman’s Research
My PhD research aims to develop an understanding of long-term human-environment interactions in the Kurdish Lowlands of Iraq and in the Zagros highlands of Iran.
Since there is a deep gap between how archaeologists investigate landscapes and their visible features, and the lived experiences of local communities, who dwell in and modify the landscapes around them, I want to examine the landscape and its transformation from the perspective of the local communities who often feel disfranchised from their cultural heritage.
My goal is to develop mechanisms through which commonalities and divergences of community and researcher perspectives can be explored, and aspects of archaeological practice useful to local communities can be harnessed to their benefit.
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