ARUCAD Press has published its first scientific book titled “New Approaches Toward Recording, Preserving and Studying Cultural Heritage in a Divided Cyprus: Problems and Opportunities.” The book includes nineteen articles written by Cypriot and foreign authors, addressing various complex themes related to the past, present, and future of Cyprus’ cultural heritage.
The book, the result of an international conference of the same name held at Arkın Creative Arts and Design University (ARUCAD) in 2019, was edited by Prof. Dr. Latife Summerer, Prof. Dr. Marko Kiessel, and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hazar Kaba. The conference brought together scholars from Germany, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Italy, Turkey, New Zealand, Greece, and both sides of Cyprus, who delivered inventive presentations on the cultural heritage of the island of Cyprus.
This publication emerged as a result of the efforts of academics and researchers who value the shared cultural heritage of the island and believe that a resolution can only be achieved through advanced academic discourse addressing the challenges posed by the existing political and academic status quo. The book aims to conceptualise a scientific focus on “restructuring” that opens up new pathways and opportunities and highlights ways in which the sophisticated research, careful preservation, and international dissemination of heritage sites can be possible, even in the absence of a comprehensive political solution across the island.
Organised into nineteen articles authored by both Cypriot and foreign writers, each addressing various complex themes related to the past, present, and future of Cyprus’ cultural heritage, the book is presented by ARUCAD Press not only to international researchers but also a wider audience.