Syria and Silence

Project Lead:

Dr Suzan Meryem Rosita Kalayci (History Faculty, St Hilda's College)


Partner Organisation:

Bodleian Library

Oxford Network for Armenian Genocide Research

Silence Hub

Syrian Voices






Nuha Abdo

Lydia Wright

Nicola Bird

Neil Stevenson


About the project:

Syria and Silence is a collaborative project of the Silence Hub and the Oxford Network for Armenian Genocide Research presents a series of events reflecting on the ongoing war in Syria. It features Maktabah, a pop-up library of books about Syria in Arabic, Kurdish and English for members of the public to read in Blackwell Hall.

Syria and Silence also features a number of associated events, including family-friendly activities, film screenings, public talks from Syrian authors and activists, intimate lunch-time conversations with these award-winning authors.

From 30 October until 27 November, the independent digital media platform Syria Untold will curate weekly digital content for Syria and Silence that tells Syrian stories from the margins through the lens of art, photography and cinema.

Images: All artworks shown on this page are by Tammam Azzam (courtesy of the artist)


Dr Suzan Meryem Rosita Kalayci

Part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones for the

future Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities.