Çiğdem İvren joined OIB’s LAWHA team as research associate in October 2022. In parallel, she is a research assistant at the chair of Islamic Art and Archaeology at the University of Bamberg, from which she holds an MA in Islamic Art and Archaeology. Çiğdem is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Art History, Free University Berlin. Her dissertation investigates the art production and cultural infrastructure of the Civil War period in Lebanon. Within LAWHA, she will focus on the civil war period and the database and digital platform.