This programme funds research on sustainable peace and the prevention of violence broadly understood.
Peace-Building Through the Documentation of Endangered Oral Culture in Iraq
This project aims to document and analyse Neo-Aramaic and Kurdish folktales in neighbouring Christian and Kurdish communities in northern Iraq.
The main objective is to produce parallel corpora of Neo-Aramaic and Kurdish folktales and to investigate the grammatical and lexical convergence of the Neo-Aramaic component of the corpus with the neighbouring Kurdish dialects. The underlying aim is to foster an understanding of shared cultural heritage between Christian and Muslim communities.
Research Team: Professor Geoffrey Allan Khan, University of Cambridge; Dr Aziz Emmanuel Gewargisal-Zebari, Catholic University of Erbil; Dr Paul Noorlander, Leiden University
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