The deputy- director of the British Council, Mr. Ali Tarboosh, visits the Research Center (RC) and meets with the RC coordinator, Dr. Rozhen Kamal Mohammed-Amin, to discuss funding opportunities to the projects of the Digital Cultural Heritage (DCH) Research Group she heads.

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Minority Right Groups International (MRGI)

Upon inviting our Rozhen Kamal Mohammed-Amin by Minority Rights Group International (MRGI) to participate in a high-profile international conference and a series of meetings and workshops in London, UK (after receiving a fund from MRGI for her “Feel like me”* project”), Mr. Sulleyman Sourkan Souly Sorkan, our current delegated #DCH director, participated in the events on behalf of Dr. Rozhen and the project team.

In the first part of his visit on 4/7/2022, Mr. Sulleyman participated in a meeting by the CREID Partners to prepare MRGI message and agenda during the conference days. The meeting started with a “Breaking the Hate Speech Chain” activity and was followed by another meeting with a special representative from Norway Embassy for religion and belief affairs.


The research project of the founder and head of Digital Cultural Heritage Research Group, Dr. Rozhen Kamal Mohammed-Amin, and her SPU and UK partners has received a fund of over 120,000 $ from University College London (UCL)'s Nahrein Network.


on 15/3/2018 Research Center to host Piers Secunda for his seminar entitled "The long road to ISIS bullet holes", organized by Research Center's Digital Cultural Heritage (DCH) Research Group


Just before Christmas Prof Roger Matthews, Dr Wendy Matthews and Dr Amy Richardson took a trip to Iraq to help develop the Prehistory Gallery as part of the renovation of the Slemani Museum.

The Slemani Museum houses the only prehistory gallery in Iraq and holds collections from famous sites including Palaeolithic Barda Balka, Epipalaeolithic Zarzi, and Neolithic Jarmo. The redevelopment project is a collaboration between the Sulaimani Directorate of Antiquities, the Slemani Museum, the Digital Cultural Heritage Research Group at Sulaimani Polytechnic University, and RASHID International, with the University of Reading providing key advice on gallery content and design.


In her continued international relations and academic achievements, Dr. Rozhen Kamal Mohammed-Amin, founder and head of Digital Cultural Heritage research group and lecturer at the City Planning Department/Sulaimani Polytechnic University, along with her SPU and UK partners (University of Reading and University of Leicester) was able to secure a fund of over $120,000 (approximately £93,000) for their research project from a competition held by Nahrein Network of University College London (UCL).

The research project is about establishing the first interdisciplinary, multi-level and multi-vision cultural heritage network in Kurdistan Region, bringing together cultural heritage researchers, academics, experts, architectural engineers and other stakeholders in the community. -Structured and semi-structured focus groups and workshops will identify and analyze cultural heritage challenges and opportunities. A series of seminars and lectures by local and international experts will explore best cultural heritage practices, while increasing connection and interaction among the network members. The project will also involve youth capacity building and training in cultural heritage research in Kurdistan Region and networking by recruiting qualified, unemployed graduates of related disciplines from local universities as paid interns. The project’s processes and outcomes can be re-used and adapted for investigating the state of cultural heritage in the rest of Iraq and similar countries