Trafficking Culture aims to produce an evidence-based picture of the contemporary global trade in looted cultural objects. This research programme is based at the University of Glasgow and is funded by the European Research Council.
On this website, you can keep up to date with the research as it progresses. The Projects page outlines the research activities which make up the overall research programme, and links to summaries of work to be undertaken in each research strand. The Encyclopedia is a constantly evolving resource which presents introductory materials on the research topic. We encourage you to start here if you are looking for a short case study of a famously looted artefact, a critical analysis of a relevant law, a selection of methodological orientations for conducting research on the topic, or a brief introduction to criminological or social theory which may help us understand and engage with the issues. The Publications tab will take you to our research output past and present.
We very much welcome communication from researchers and others interested in the topic. For general communication please get in touch with us using the form on the Contact page, or if you want to contact a particular member of the team you’ll find individual email addresses listed on our People pages.
**EJCPR Call For Papers**
The Trafficking Culture team are guest editing a special issue of the European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research. A Call for Papers is currently open, deadline Friday 28 June.
The Trafficking Culture project is always interested in hearing from potential students for our PhD and Research Masters programmes. There are a number of funding bodies that may provide support for students wishing to explore topics related to our project. If you are interested in studying with us, please forward a brief synopsis of your proposed research (not more than three pages) plus a CV to the Trafficking Culture post-graduate coordinator.
Suzie Thomas presents keynote lecture, Brussels
21 May 2013
On 30th May Suzie Thomas will give the keynote lecture at the Contactdagen voor Belgische en...
Images of looting at Apamea added to Data – *Updated*
09 May 2013
Trafficking Culture has been given permission to disseminate two images captured using Google Earth...
Neil Brodie and Donna Yates talking at Amherst
04 May 2013
Neil Brodie and Donna Yates are both speaking at the forthcoming conference, “The past for...
Asset Valuation: Looted art carries its own set of problems
THERE HAS BEEN much publicity in recent years about the theft of cultural property, ranging...
Greek Officials Raid House of Ex-Getty Curator
PAROS, Greece — In a surprise search Wednesday, Greek authorities seized 17 unregistered...
When Museums do the Right Thing
STONES and bones rarely make the front page, and even less frequently in the same month, but this...
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- More publication loveliness http://t.co/OxRKZKlKOJ
- Anyone going to the BNA Contactdagen in Brussels next week? TC's @SuzieElizabethT will see you there if so! http://t.co/GCKsTPXM5e
- Illegally exported artefacts, from Ireland to the UK;http://t.co/mHOytIioeT
- Another archive news item for our Publications section: http://t.co/ow43wQamnN
- Vlasic and Davis op ed on our website now as a downloadable pdf http://t.co/wryV1R1ZRr