LAU Louis Cardahi Foundation

Events and Activities Archive

2021

Life on the mountain

“Life on the mountain”

Inauguration took place on December 18, 2020
This a cultural exhibit in collaboration with the Association for the Protection of Jabal Moussa and the Swedish Institute. To explore centuries of sustainable interaction between “man and nature” in the legendary Adonis Valley and Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve, protected by the General Directorate of Antiquities (DGA). (view documentary: “A walk with the experts”). This short film provides a glimpse of the inauguration presentations and exhibit. To know more about the exhibition, click on this link.
The exhibition will remain open to the public till August 31, 2021.

التراث واحة تَقارُب ثقافـي بين الشعوب أَيُّ مفهومٍ له فـي زمَن التباعُد الاجتماعي؟

 
في زمن الحجْر ننشرُ الثقافة ولا نحْجُر عليـها وأَنتم تلْزَمُون منازلَكم تأْتي الثقافةُ إِليكم تتابعونها من غرفتكم على شاشة الكومبيوتر أَو شاشة الهاتف المحمول
مركز التراث اللبناني في الجامعة اللبنانية الأَميركية  يدعوكم إِلى مشاركته افتتاحَ نَدَواته الافتراضية بـهذه الجلسة الحوارية حول التراث واحة تَقارُب ثقافـي بين الشعوب أَيُّ مفهومٍ له فـي زمَن التباعُد الاجتماعي؟
يُديرُها الشاعر هنري زغيب مدير مركز التراث اللبناني يُشارك فيـها
الدكتور رشيد شمعون رئيس “اتحاد دُوَل المتوسط” للتراث الفينيقي
الدكتورة ميرنا سمعان رئيسة جمعية “أَصدقاء الطبيعة” فـي لبنان
الأُستاذ سهيل منيمنة رئيس جمعية تراثُنا بيروت
الساعة 5:00 بعد ظهر الإِثنين 18 أَيَّار الجاري Webex انضمُّوا عن بُعدٍ إِلى هذه الجلسة عبر منصة
بتسجيل اسمكم وعنوانكم الإِلكتروني علـى هذا الرابط 
وقت الجلسة: 30 دقيقة للمحاضرين
 و 30 دقيقة لأَسئلتكم ومناقشاتكم
لمشاهدة الفيديو إضغط على هذا الرابط

 

كيف نحمي تراثنا الشفوي في زمن المنصات الإلكترونية؟

كيف نحمي تراثنا الشفوي في زمن المنصات الإلكترونية؟ وهذا هو الرابط للضغط عليه قبل 10 دقائق فقط من توقيت الندوة

Webinar: “The Phoenicians Intercultural Dialogue: Towards a Contemporary Model of Negotiation”

“The Phoenicians Intercultural Dialogue: Towards a Contemporary Model of Negotiation” by Dr. Habib Chamoun-Nicolas . A webinar promoted by the Phoenicians’ Route - Cultural Route of the Council of Europe in collaboration with the LAU-Louis Cardahi Foundation. The webinar will be broadcast live on: Tuesday June 9 at:
- 6:00 pm Beirut time
- 5:00 pm Europe time
- 10:00 am America time, on:
La Rotta Dei Fenici and LAU-Louis Cardahi Foundation

Webinar: “Anjar: A new reading of the archaeological site - An overview of the archaeological site in the central and western Bekaa”

The Lebanese Tourist Guides Syndicate invites you to a webinar about
Anjar: A new reading of the archaeological site - An overview of the archaeological site in the central and western Bekaa
Presented by Dr. Raphy Gergian
on Tuesday June 30, at 06:00 pm (Beirut time) on zoom
For confirmation kindly send a WhatsApp message to the number +961 3 652 067

The Future of Historic Places in conflict: Tangibles and Intangibles

2020

Webinar: “Discover Menjez: its dolmens, natural and cultural heritage”

Tourist Guides Syndicate invites you to a virtual conference Discover Menjez: its dolmens, natural and cultural heritage
Presented by Dr. Tara Steimer & the president of the municipality Mr. George Youssef
Tuesday June 16 at 6:00 p.m.
To confirm your participation send a WhatsApp message to the number +961 3 652 067

Webinar: “Creating a Domus worth of the Gods – Constructing the Roman Empire”

“Creating a Domus worth of the Gods – Constructing the Roman Empire”
Lecture by: Mrs. Alia Fares, Archaeologist
LAU-Louis Cardahi Foundation will host the webinar in collaboration with the Phoenicians’ Route and the Lebanese Tour Guides Syndicate.
Welcome note by Dr. Rachid Chamoun, President of the Phoenicians’ Route & Director of LAU-Louis Cardahi Foundation
Click on this link to participate
The webinar (60 minutes) will be broadcast live, on Tuesday June 26 at 6:00 pm, on:
La Rotta dei Fenici and LAU-Louis Cardahi Foundation

الزجل اللبناني على لائحة الأونسكو للتراث العالمي

مركز التراث اللبناني - LAU
في نَدْوته التَوَاصلية السادسة
الزجل اللبناني على لائحة الأونسكو للتراث العالمي
لحضورها: الضغط على هذا الرابط
وعند الحاجة
Event number: 163 924 875
Event password: clh6

Heritage sites in the legendary Adonis Valley and Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve

APJM team invited experts and partners on a Magical Mystery Tour to explore less-known heritage sites in the legendary Adonis Valley and Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve, protected by the General Directorate of Antiquities (DGA).
The get-together was an opportunity to bring together people from different backgrounds and institutions, to contribute to the institution of the “Adonis Tour”, under development with the support of CROSSDEV Project.
The tour started in the town of Mchati, where the first High Mountain Phoenician center is proposed to be established. While today an unfinished building, the group went on a “virtual” tour in the center, where the Adonis myth and the link with the Rotta dei Fenici will be described, and a central kitchen will be established, where local women can meet and produce local “mouneh” (preserved agro-food), to be suggested to visitors.

Webinar: “To Be or Not To Be Phoenician, That is the Question”

Webinar “To Be or Not To Be Phoenician, That is the Question”
Presented by Dr. Habib Nicolas-Chamoun, on Saturday July 11 at 16:00 (Argentina time).

Webinar: “Chypre, à la découverte de l’île d’Aphrodite”

Lecture “Chypre, à la découverte de l’île d’Aphrodite” by the Professor Liliane Buccianti-Barakat.
LAU-Louis Cardahi Foundation will host the webinar in collaboration with the Phoenicians’ Route and the Lebanese Tour Guides Syndicate.
Welcome note: Dr. Rachid Chamoun, President of the Phoenicians’ Route & Director of LAU-Louis Cardahi Foundation and Mrs. Elissar Baalbaki, President of the Lebanese Tour Guides Syndicate
To participate click on this Webex link
The webinar (60 minutes) will take place on Tuesday July 14 at 6:00 pm (Beirut time)
The webinar will be presented in French (watch video)

Webinar: “The Phoenician Language”

LAU-Louis Cardahi Foundation will host the webinar “The Phoenician Language” in collaboration with the Phoenicians’ Route and the Lebanese Tour Guides Syndicate.
Lecture by Mr. Hassan El-Zein and Moderator Mrs. Elissar Baalbaki, President of the Lebanese Tour Guides Syndicate
The webinar (90 minutes) will take place on Tuesday July 21 at 6:00 pm (Beirut time)
To participate, click on this Webex link

Webinar: “Rhodes, ou l’île d’Hélios”

Lecture “Rhodes, ou l’île d’Hélios” by the Professor Liliane Buccianti-Barakat.
LAU-Louis Cardahi Foundation will host the webinar in collaboration with the Phoenicians’ Route and the Lebanese Tour Guides Syndicate.
Moderator Mrs. Elissar Baalbaki, President of the Lebanese Tour Guides Syndicate
Lecturer Professor Liliane Buccianti-Barakat
To participate click on this Webex link
The webinar (60 minutes) will take place on Tuesday July 28 at 6:00 pm (Beirut time)
The webinar will be presented in French (watch video)

Webinar: “Phoenician Foreign Policies”

Lecture by Dr. Marc Abou Abdallah
LAU-Louis Cardahi Foundation will host the webinar “Phoenician Foreign Policies” in collaboration with the Phoenicians’ Route
The webinar will take place on Tuesday, August 04, at 05:00 pm (Beirut time), watch video
To participate, click on this Webex link

كي لا يختفي وجه بيروت التراثي

مركز التراث في الجامعة اللبنانية الأميركية
يدعوكم إلى متابعة ندوته الرقمية التاسعة
كي لا يختفي وجه بيروت التراثي
الاثنين 17 اب 2020 الساعة 5:00 عصراً (توقيت بيروت)
التسجيل المسبق ضروري لمتابعة الندوة
للتسجيل إضغط على هذا الرابط
Event number: 163 434 586
Event password: clh9

Webinar: “Lebanese Traditional Houses as the Façade of Authentic Heritage”

CLH director poet Henri Zgheib hosts:
Dr. Joseph G. Jabbra, President, Lebanese American University
And exhibits the heritage photography collection of Mr. Bassam Lahoud and Mr. Eddy Choueiri
On Monday, September 07, at 5:00 pm (Beirut time), watch video
For registration, click on this Webex link
Event number: 163 992 1700
Event password: clh10

The Phoenicians’ Route General Assembly 2020

Due to COVID-19 emergency situation, The Phoenicians’ Route General Assembly 2020 will take place on November 12, 2020 (agenda).

2019

The Center for the Preservation and Protection of Cultural Heritage Launching Ceremony

The LAU-Louis Cardahi Foundation organized, under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture, the Directorate General of Antiquities in Lebanon and in partnership with the World Association for the Protection of Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage in Times of Armed Conflict (WATCH) a launching ceremony of The Center for the Preservation and Protection of Cultural Heritage (CPCH), on October 14, 2019.

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Target group: Concerned State and local authorities (e.g. Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Interior and municipalities, Ministry of Defense, Lebanese UNESCO Commission and National Civil Protection Agencies - (e.g. civil and military engineers, scientists, regional planners, jurists, municipal engineers), ICOMOS, Civil Defence, Red Cross- Lebanon, NGOs, CSOs, Professional organizations (Board of Architects, Engineers, Geologists) and others.

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In addition of two-days’ workshop entitled: “Disaster Risk Reduction to Protect Natural and Cultural Heritage” from October 15-16, 2019, at the LAU-LCF, as a part of the CPCH.

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Participants during their visit to Byblos Archaeological Site.

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Exhibition: Phoenician Alphabet Series

Phoenician Alphabet Series by Mrs. Nayla Romanos Iliya (September 2019)

Festival of Intercultural Dialogue on the Phoenicians Route

In collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, LCF will be hosting A FESTIVAL of INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE ON THE PHOENICIANS’ ROUTE – Kick off meeting of the international committee of the Phoenicians’ Route  in the framework of the European Year of Cultural Heritage. Beirut and Byblos, Lebanon. (Phoenicians’ Route banner).

“Rotot, Mediterranean Routes Through Intercultural Dialogue”

“Rotot, Mediterranean Routes Through Intercultural Dialogue”, a seminar organised by Inizjamed, member of our International Confederation, in collaboration with our Cultural Route, and addresses how different local realities can be brought together to reflect a wider, more common Mediterranean reality, or set of realities, that inter-relate with one another. The aspect of the Phoenicians being a sort of mythical, legendary archetype of common Mediterranean roots that however still inspires many cultural operators in seeking exchange through Intercultural Dialogue, as opposed to neocolonial and neoliberal economic measures, will provide us with a framework to which all of our speakers can relate to - this is so because in some way or another they either address this aspect through their work, or in a way act as contemporary Phoenicians, so to speak. 

With Mario Gerada chairing, Prof. Rachid Chamoun, our President and Director of LAU-Louis Cardahi Foundation, Dr. Antonio Barone, our Director, Prof. Osama Hamdan, Director of Mosaic Centre Jericho مركز الفسيفساء أريحا,  and Noureddine Ezarraf, engaged artist from Casablanca. The event is supported by the Centre for the Study and Practice of Conflict Resolution, the Department of International Relations, the Department of Maltese and the Institute for Tourism, Travel and Culture at the University of Malta.

“Sense and Sustainability”

A call for papers is now open to the “Sense and Sustainability” International Conference on Archaeology and Tourism that will be held from the 6 till 10th of May in Zagreb, Croatia. The conference is  bringing some of the most renowned speakers in the industry, along with a rich scientific and social program. Smart Ways-Lebanon by the Phoenicians and Umayyad Routes

Training Academy

Cultural Routes: Newsroom
‘The Hansa’ to host the 2019 Training Academy on Cultural Routes in Visby, Gotland (Sweden).

“The Interior Landscape of Byblos: Layers of Civilizations”

“The Interior Landscape of Byblos: Layers of Civilizations” (English - Italian). Architects meet in Selinunte. INTERIOR LANDSCAPE. Is the crisis of architecture a crisis of ideas? (Byblos posters - LAU-LCF).

The 124th Anniversary of the Beirut-Sham Train Railway, in Rayak Train Station

The 124th Anniversary of the Beirut-Sham Train Railway, was held on August 14, 2019 in Rayak Train Station, at 5:00 pm.

“The Phoenician Alphabet”

- Exhibition by Mrs. Nayla Romanos Iliya, Phoenician Alphabet Series 
- Lecture by Dr. Marc Abou Abdallah, Invention of the Alphabet 

“Disaster Risk Reduction to Protect Natural and Cultural Heritage”

 “Disaster Risk Reduction to Protect Natural and Cultural Heritage” at The Center for the Preservation and Protection of Cultural Heritage (CPCH) and Exhibition of the Enhanced Protection Cultural Heritage Sites - Lebanon:
Program 
List of heritage sites requested for special protection in Lebanon
Blue Shield - Lebanon
Lebanese Committee for the Blue Shield (LCBS) Brochure (Arabic)
Lebanese Committee for the Blue Shield (LCBS) Brochure (English)

XII Euro Mediterranean Dialogue GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2019

XII Euro Mediterranean Dialogue GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2019, “Cultural Tourism in the Mediterranean Scenario …on the Phoenicians’ Route” (video action plan - declaration - agenda ). 

2018

Meeting of the Phoenicians’ Route International Scientific Committee and the International Workshop “2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage”

The meeting of the Phoenicians’ Route International Scientific Committee and the International Workshop “2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage” In collaboration with the Rotary Club of Castelvetrano, Marinella di Selinunte (Sicily) (newsletter).

LAU-Louis Cardahi Foundation Launching ceremony

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Byblos may be ancient, but the Cardahi family has breathed new life into the city through their partnership with LAU. The family gathered with LAU officials, local dignitaries and members of the community on Tuesday, May 15 to celebrate the inauguration of the LAU Louis Cardahi Foundation at the St. Jean-Marc Church in the historic city. (watch video).

The foundation became an LAU entity after a generous donation by the Cardahi family in 2013. Since then, under the supervision of the foundation’s Governing Board and with the collaboration of the Municipality of Byblos, the Cardahi Museum – a historic, Ottoman-style house right on the bay – has been renovated and is now open to the public.

The museum is stocked with historical artifacts (many of which are part of Louis Cardahi’s personal collection), iPads showing documentary films and pictures, a library with over 1,500 works charting the evolution of Byblos, the Umayyad Exhibit, and a multi-function room with a painting collection by famed Byblos native Joseph Matar.

During his opening speech, LAU President Joseph G. Jabbra memorialized the late Louis Cardahi, who dedicated his life to the success of Byblos, the city he loved. Cardahi was active in the city, co-founding the Cultural Council of the Jbeil Region, and initiating and financing the first secondary school in Byblos in the 1960s. Jabbra noted that through the establishment of the foundation, Louis Cardahi’s family has continued his goals of educating youth, making Byblos a United Nations World Heritage Site, and promoting knowledge of the city’s culture and history.

Jabbra emphasized that LAU stands within the community, contributing to and participating in the growth and development of Byblos. He noted that it is for this reason that the Cardahi family entrusted the foundation to LAU, knowing that it would continue the work started by Louis Cardahi.

Addressing the family, Jabbra said, “LAU is committed to carrying the torch that you got from [Louis Cardahi] and you gave to us; it is a gift that we will continue to cherish.”

Jean-Louis Cardahi, former minister of parliament and son of Louis Cardahi, told the crowd at the event that the foundation is centered on the individual: “It is our hope that the foundation will contribute to the advancement of the [Lebanese] citizen and develop the citizen in his knowledge.”

For Rachid Chamoun, foundation director and interim chair of LAU’s Department of Architecture and Interior Design, “The role of the foundation is to carry on the vision of the founders and treasure this beautiful stone house and its grounds overlooking Byblos, the long-lived city, whose historic evolution is the foundation’s focus.”

In collaboration with local partners including the Municipality of Byblos, the Safadi Foundation, the Lebanese Syndicate of Tourism, and the Lebanese Ministry of Culture, the foundation promotes, sustains and endorses cultural tourism sectors, as well as social and economic benefits for the interactive network of historical cities of Lebanon.

The foundation’s international partners were represented at the event by Juan Miguel Cid Muñoz, who is the public relations, culture, and communications director of the Mediterranean Rim Countries of the El Legado Andalusi. Working jointly, they have undertaken three major projects funded by the European Union focusing on the Umayyad Route, the Phoenician Route, and the War-Free World Heritage Listed Cities.

In addition, the ceremony recognized the Cardahi family’s longtime friend and local priest, Frère André, whose support was instrumental in establishing the foundation. The Cardahi family presented Frère André with a replica of the first coin that was minted in Byblos – the emblem of the foundation itself.

Guests were invited to tour the foundation’s facilities and museum, followed by a reception in the church courtyard.

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 Launching ceremony of the LAU-Louis Cardahi Foundation in Jbeil downtown.

Building a trireme out of used plastic bottles

Imagine building a trireme out of used plastic bottles. Now, imagine seeing this ship sailing from Byblos, the famous Phoenician port, following the historical shoreline route all the way to Beirut.
​Lebanese American University (LAU) in partnership with NGO Chreek and high school students from across Lebanon. LAU Cardahi Foundation participated in the posters design and display of the Phoenician’s route history and cultural itinerary in Lebanon.
​Highlights of this initiative:
​1. Celebrating Lebanon’s heritage
​2. Raising awareness on the environment and the importance of recycling and upcycling
​3. Raising our children with a sense of belonging and enhancing community relations
​4. Placing Lebanon on the map by constructing the biggest Phoenician ship ever built out of bottles

Study Days

Study Days: Cortana - Naples - Jaen - Dialogue Euro-Mediterranean - Iberian and Etruscan in the Ancient Mediterranean Sea Following the Phoenician’s Route Between Archaeological Investigation, Cultural Itineraries and Tourist Promotions in partnership with LAU-Louis Cardahi Foundation. (view program).

Promotion of the Umayyad Museum by LAU-Louis Cardahi Foundation

LAU-Louis Cardahi Foundation promotes The Umayyad Route Museum at the World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies, Seville, Spain.

The role of the Interpretation Center in Byblos along the Phoenician’s Route, Smart Ways, Lebanon

General Assembly of the Phoenicians’ Route - Zagreb (Croatia). The role of the Interpretation Center in Byblos along the Phoenician’s Route.
Smart Ways: Best Practice in Lebanon to Riding the Phoenician Wave (view program).
​Dr. Rachid Chamoun
Director of the LAU-Louis Cardahi Foundation
​Member of the Scientific Committee of the Phoenician’s Route

Discovery trip pf the Roman road

Discovery trip of the Roman road in the southern region of Jbeil, organized by the NGO “Via…EXCURSION “ORIENTAL VIA APPIA”

Cultural Art Concert “From Carthage to Tyre”

Cultural Art Concert “From Carthage to Tyre”, in the monastery of the castle, Beit Meri. (video one - video two - poster)

2017

Phoenicia Expedition: The Atlantic Crossing

Phoenicia Expedition: The Atlantic Crossing

Contribution of the sustainability of the “Phoenicians’ Route”.

During the Phoenician route visit to the LAU - Louis Cardahi Foundation in collaboration with the Lebanese Tourism Guides Syndicate, collaboration initiative with the foundation was launched to contribute to the sustainability of the “Phoenician route”. Ancient Mediterranean Days. Tour in Lebanon, on the Phoenicians’ Route.

LAU-LCF promoted in NYC

 LAU-Louis Cardahi Foundation and Museum was promoted at the LAU - Byblos, Exhibition UN - NYC.

Promotion of Cultural Heritage and sustain an Interactive Network of Historical Cities in Lebanon and abroad

LAU - Louis Cardahi Foundation and Museum promotes Cultural Heritage and sustains an Interactive Network of Historical Cities in Lebanon and abroad, during the 8th International Conference on Science and Technology in Archaeology and Conservation (STAC 8) in Amman, Jordan.

“Cultural Heritage Activities for the safeguarding of Byblos Cultural Heritage”

Exhibition and lecture promoting LCF “Cultural Heritage Activities for the safeguarding of Byblos Cultural Heritage”. Conservation and sustainability of the Euro-Mediterranean Cultural Heritage. 20 YEARS of THE ROUTES OF EL LEGADO ANDALUSÍ, “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe” Madinat al-Zahra (Cordoba), “Protection and Conservation in UNESCO World Heritage Sites”.

V FÓRUM MELILLA 2017, CIUDADES Y TERRITORIOS CREATIVOS DE ESPAÑA

V FÓRUM MELILLA 2017, CIUDADES Y TERRITORIOS CREATIVOS DE ESPAÑA,“Melilla, la Puerta del Mediterráneo Sustainable and Creative Tourism and Intercultural Dialogue in the Mediterranean.

Documentation of Byblos through the ages

Symposium on Phoenician Culture

This event will be a series of 3 workshops for selective numder of persons (20 to 30p) to be done in the foundation quarters. The workshops are:

  1. Genoa and Jbeil relation and history  
  2. Jbeil Citadel plan and history 
  3. Formation of the phoenician port 

Dr. Chamoun to send to committee  detailed program of workshop 

Opening Ceremony

  • This event will constitute the official opening of the LAU-Louis Cardahi Foundation. 
  • Proposed program musical program at St. Jean Marc Cathedral accompanied with a Photo Exhibition of Old Byblos folowed with a reception at foundation for guests. 
  • Mr. Lahoud will be submiting to committee memberes a detailed schedual and discription of the proposal that will be raised to board members.

2016

Scientific Committee of the Cultural Route of the Council of Europe “The Phoenicians’ Route”

Dr. Rachid Chamoun, Director of LAU - Louis Cardahi Foundation was elected as an official member of the Scientific Committee of the Cultural Route of the Council of Europe “The Phoenicians’ Route”. The Scientific Committee, composed of 5 experts in the fields of Tourism, Culture and Local Development, will undertake on behalf of the Phoenicians’ Route, scientific assistance in the evaluation of applications for new adhesion to the Route, as well as performing an advisory role about its activities, if the Management considers it essential.

Inauguration of the Umayyad Digital Museum at LAU-LCF

During the steering committee meeting and final conference of the Umayyad project, the project partners inaugurated the Umayyad digital museum at the LAU-Louis Cardahi Foundation and Museum.

1997

Exhibition: Byblos Photography Exhibition

Byblos Photography Exhibition by Paul Zgheib and Pierre Daou (June 1997)

1996

Exhibition: Sculpture Exhibition “Phoenician Spirit”

Sculpture Exhibition “Phoenician Spirit” by Nabil Basbous (July 1996)

1995

Exhibition: Painting Exhibitions about Byblos

Painting Exhibitions about Byblos (by Joseph Matar, Samira Nehme, Father Jean Jabbour, Chucrallah Fattouh, Antoine Matar and others) (May 1996)