Support for Turkey and Syria

As the death toll and suffering in Turkey and Syria mounts, and reports on the destruction of museums and monuments of the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman period filter in, the Medieval Academy of America and its community of scholars wishes to convey its utmost sympathy and concern for those affected by the recent earthquakes. Even those living and teaching outside the area have lost colleagues and students (many had gone home for the holidays), as well as the very materials on which their research is based. Our membership mourns the loss of life, homes destroyed, livelihoods interrupted, and utter devastation in Antakya (Antioch), Aleppo and many other centers in this historic region.

Should you wish to do something, there are many ways to support relief efforts, among those ways are giving to the International Rescue Committee (; the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (; the UN Refugee Agency (; and Doctors Without Borders (

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