PRESENTATON BY WINNER OF THE PIERRE LALIVE AND JOHN HENRY MERRYMAN FELLOWSHIP4 May 2023
Adnan Almohamad, the recipient of LALIVE’s 2022 Pierre Lalive and John Henry Merryman Fellowship in Art and Cultural Heritage Law, made an inspiring presentation yesterday at the Art-Law Centre of the University of Geneva, about his research and work to protect Syrian cultural heritage, as a Syrian archeologist. He won the Fellowship last year for his article “The destruction and looting of cultural heritage sites by Isis in Syria: The case of Manbij and its countryside”.
The Pierre Lalive and John Henry Merryman Fellowship in Art and Cultural Heritage Law is awarded annually to an author aged under 40 for the best article published in the International Journal of Cultural Property Law, published by Cambridge University Press. LALIVE has proudly co-sponsored the Fellowship since 2018, established by the University of Geneva’s Art-Law Centre and the International Cultural Property Society in honour of Professors Pierre Lalive and John Henry Merryman.
The aim of the Fellowship is to support the work of emerging scholars active in the field of international cultural heritage law and related fields such as art law and museum law. The awardee is invited to conduct a research stay of two to four weeks at the Art-Law Centre of the University of Geneva, with the opportunity to carry out further publishable research.
Previous Fellowships have been awarded to:
- The 221fellowship was awarded to Tamás Szabados, from Budapest, for his article: “In Search of the Holy Grail of the Conflict of Laws of Cultural Property“;
- The 2020 fellowship was awarded to Luke Tattersall, from London, for his article: “Derailing State Immunity: A Broad-Brush Approach to Jurisdiction under Claims for the Expropriation of Cultural Property“;
- The 2019 fellowship was awarded to Tabitha Oost, from Amsterdam, for her article: “Restitution Policies on Nazi-Looted Art in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom: A Change from a Legal to a Moral Paradigm?“.
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