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This website promotes the research project SICILYWAR, a novel research on the impact of World War 2 on cultural heritage and antiquities in Sicily. Carried out at Ghent University by Dr. Antonino ‘Nino’ Crisà, the project offers insights in the crucial historical context of the conflict, the safeguarding of antiquities and social authorities interacting to protect them. Please visit all webpages for more information!

Project title: Cultural Heritage in Danger: Archaeology and Communities in Sicily during the Second World War (1940–45).

Funding body: European Research Council (ERC), H2020-EU.1.3.2.

ID: 835876

Running dates: 01 October 2019-30 September 2021.

Researchers involved: Dr. Antonino Crisà (Research Fellow) and Prof. Jean Bourgeois (Senior Professor of Archaeology).

Hosting institution: Ghent University (Ghent, Belgium).

Other webpages: CORDIS, Ghent University’s project site, author’s webpage.

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No. 835876).

Credit logo pictures (bomb and temple): vecteey.com.

US soldier in Sicily (August 1943).

Last site update: 08/10/2021.

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