An internationally recognized expert on the history, art, and archaeology of Afghanistan, Nancy hatch Dupree has dedicated a lifetime to documenting and preserving Afghanistan’s cultural heritage. Mrs. Dupree arrived in Kabul in 1962 with her first husband, an American diplomat. There she fell in love; not only with Afghanistan , but also with Louis Dupree, a renowned archaeologist and scholar of Afghanistan ’s culture and history. For the next 15 years, the Dupree’s traveled throughout Afghanistan , conducting archaeological excavations. Mrs. Dupree wrote five guidebooks for the Afghan tourist organization (one of which become the inspiration for Tony Kushner’s recent play homebody/Kabul) covering all major archaeological and historic sites, as well as a guide to the National Museum .
The dupers were forced to leave Afghanistan in 1979 after the soviet invasion.
Following Mr. Duper’s death in 1989, Mrs. Dupree relocated to Peshawar , Pakistan , where she has continued to work, educating both Afghans and the world about Afghanistan ’s cultural heritage. She currently directs the agency coordinating Body for Afghan reliefs (ACBAR) Resource and information center (ARIC), which collects and disseminates documents relating to humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan and afghan refugees in Pakistan . ARIC also runs a popular project that supplies reading materials to villages, districts, and public libraries inside Afghanistan , as well as to refugee schools in Pakistan . Mrs. Dupree is also involved with the society for the preservation of Afghanistan ’s cultural Heritage (SPACH).
Since 1989, she has published over 250 pieces on a wide variety of topics relating to the reconstruction of Afghanistan and six guidebooks on the area, including the national Museum of Afghanistan .
SUMMARY CURRICULUM CITAE
NEME: Nancy Hatch Dupree (widow of Louis Dupree)
ADDRESS: UPO Box 1084 , Peshawar Pakistan
Tel: 0092-91-5704392/5704392/5702030; FAX:0092-91-840471
EDUCATION: BA: Barnard college, New York , USA , 1961
MA: Chinese, Colombia University , USA ,1961
PHD: Hon., Williams College , USA , 2003
1928-1940 Travancore, now Kerala, south India
1928-1949 Costa Rica
1989-present Pakistan / Afghanistan
1989- Present Director; senior consultant ARIC
ACBAR Resource and Information Centre
(Agency coordinating Body for Afghan Relief)
Columnist, Afghanistan Nytt , Sweden
Vice- Chair SPACH
(Society for the Preservation of Afghanistan’s Cultural Heritage)
1989 Lecturer Department Anthropology, University of north
Carolina / Chapel Hill and Center for Islamic and Arabian Studies, Duke University
1949-1989 Consultant to UNESCO, UNDP, Ford Foundation, World Bank (in Ceylon ( Sri Lanka ), India , Pakistan )
- BBC/TV; American Universities field staff film series
(5 ethnographic films on Afghanistan , 1 on women); video on afghan architecture, 1880-1928)
(with L. Dupree) Fulbright Senior Scholar Grant to Afghanistan
(with L. Dupree) Duke University Research Council Grant, to continue afghan refugees studies.
(with L. Dupree) Ford Foundation, research on afghan refugees in Pakistan .
1987 Outstanding achievement award, society of woman Geographers, new York
Bronze medal for work with afghan refugees in Pakistan , international rescue committee, New York
REPORTS FOR DEVELOPMENT/ ASSISTANCE AGENCIES
Ford foundation; world Bank; international rescue committee; Swedish committee for Afghanistan; UNDP/ UNIFEM; Bernard van leer foundation; the Hague; UNOCHA; OSGAP( office of the UN secretary General’s personal representative in Afghanistan and Pakistan on cultural Heritage); ministry of justice; the Hague
5 guide books on Afghanistan; ca.800 articles, reviews , encyclopedia en tries chapters in books , and monographs, on various afghan subjects, including afghan history, cultural, heritage, ethnography, archaeology, literature, folklore, education, sports, libraries, environment, constitutions, women, women and law, women and agriculture