“Old City of Sana’a Salvage: Damage Assessment and Recommendations for Post-Conflict Conservation”
Lawrence T. Geraty Travel Scholarship, 2023–2024
German Jordanian University
Hafsa Al-Jandabi is a master’s student in architectural conservation at German Jordanian University’s School of Architecture and Built Environment (SABE). She graduated from Al-Ahliyya Amman University with a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering in 2019 (excellent with honor-first rank). During her master’s program, she had the privilege of contributing to the documentation and survey of several Islamic heritage sites in Jordan. These sites were published in the important volume Islamic Heritage Sites in Jordan: A Student’s Gazetteer, supervised by Prof. Thomas M. Weber-Karyotakis and Ammar Khammash. She also participated in the UNESCO Rihab project in Mafraq, Jordan, with Prof. Ignacio Arce. In this project, she experienced local community participation in the NGO-AVSI-UNESCO Cash for Work project. At the Department of Antiquities (DoA) of Jordan, she and her colleagues assessed and documented two Ottoman houses in Tell Madaba. As a volunteer, Hafsa participated in the Abdoun Community Archaeology Project in Amman with the American Center of Research and the DoA. Additionally, in the UNESCO projects with the local authorities and NGOs in the Old City of Sana’a, Hafsa has been involved in the conservation and documentation of damaged heritage buildings and sites.