Training in Beirut on law enforcement and illegal trade of cultural objects
10 Jan 2017
Neil Brodie will be spending January and February working with Lebanese NGO Biladi to offer a training course on international law and law enforcement as regards the theft and illegal trade of cultural objects. The primary aim of the course is to improve understanding among Lebanese and Syrian culture heritage professionals about the evidential and procedural requirements of European and North...
Call for papers: “Crimes against Culture: Theft, Destruction, Security, and Protection of Heritage”, ICJR Special Issue
17 Nov 2016
Donna Yates is guest editing a special issue of the International Criminal Justice Review focused on the intersections of criminology and the security and protection of heritage. Submissions must be received before 31 August 2017. Feel free to contact Dr Yates with questions, ideas, and abstracts. The call for papers flier is available...
Neil Brodie giving ICON Scotland Plenderleith Lecture, Glasgow, 24 Nov
04 Nov 2016
“Antiquities trafficking – 21st century developments” is the title of Dr Brodie‘s lecture.
Donna Yates to speak at Museums Association Conference, Glasgow, 7 Nov
04 Nov 2016
Yates will be speaking in a session titled: Nation Builders or Breakers? Combatting the Looting and Destruction of Cultural Heritage. Also on this panel will be: Noora Al-Gailani, Curator of Islamic Civilizations, Glasgow Museums Robert Bewly, Project Director, Endangered Archaeology in Middle East and North Africa (EAMENA), Oxford Stephen Stenning, Director, Cultutre and Development, British...
Yates on BBC Radio Scotland on 5 Nov.
03 Nov 2016
The show will be broadcast live from 10am, and can be downloaded afterwards.
Yates visiting MSU for public lecture & workshop, 26–27 Oct
19 Oct 2016
The Anthropology Dept at Michigan State University...
Mackenze and Smith speaking at ‘Art, Antiquities, Heritage and Wildlife Crime in Southeast Asia’, Hong Kong, 22 Oct
18 Oct 2016
Hosted by the Faculty of Law at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Conference will involve academics, legal practitioners, the Hong Kong Police Force, Interpol and US Homeland Security. For full conference details and to register, please visit http://webapp1.law.cuhk.edu.hk/2016conference/1022/conf/index.php Mackenzie and Smith’s papers are: Temple looting and statue trafficking in...
Brodie speaking at Conference of Experts on Return of Cultural Property, Seoul, 17-19 Oct
11 Oct 2016
Dr. Neil Brodie will be in South Korea...
Tsirogiannis speaking on “The International Illicit Antiquities Network”, 19 Oct, Cambridge
11 Oct 2016
Dr Tsirogiannis’ talk will present the main members of a trafficking network dealing in looted and smuggled antiquities, contra the 1970 UNESCO convention and will highlight connections between dealers, auction houses, private collectors and museums. Dr. Tsirogiannis will also make use of photographic evidence from confiscated archives of illicit antiquities dealers why antiquities should...
Brodie to address UNESCO, Paris, 27 Sep.
23 Sep 2016
Neil Brodie will be at UNESCO addressing...
Yates attending UNESCO intergovernmental committee meeting for Return of Cultural Property, 29 Sept
23 Sep 2016
Donna Yates will be at the Twentieth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property to its Countries of Origin or its Restitution in Case of Illicit Appropriation (ICPRCP) which will take place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 29–30 September. Working and Information documents related to this meeting are available on the website of the website of...
Enrol in our Antiquities Trafficking summer course at Victoria Uni, Wellington (Nov–Dec)
20 Sep 2016
This exciting new course is his course is open to the public.
“Antiquities Trafficking and Art Crime” free online course runs in October
20 Sep 2016
We’re excited that Antiquities Trafficking and Art Crime, a free online course developed by some of the members of the Trafficking Culture team, will have its 3rd run in October.
Neil Brodie appointed Senior Research Fellow on the EAMENA project, University of Oxford
13 Sep 2016
We are proud to announce that Neil Brodie has been appointed Senior Research Fellow on the Endangered Archaeology of the Middle East and North Africa (EAMENA) project at the University of Oxford. Supported by the Arcadia Fund, the EAMENA project is recording and responding to the increasing threats to archaeological sites in the Middle East and North Africa.
Dr Brodie attending Culture Under Threat conference, Amman Jordan, 8 September
07 Sep 2016
On 8 September, Neil Brodie will be attending the Second Culture Under Threat Regional Conference in Amman, Jordan. Hosted by the Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, with support from the Antiquities Coalition and the Middle East Institute, the conference will launch the Middle East and North African Task Force, to take concrete steps to combat the trafficking of cultural objects.
Simon Mackenzie to present at the New Zealand Art Crime Symposium, 15 Oct
25 Aug 2016
The Symposium will bring together leading academics and researchers for an innovative and ground-breaking one-day Symposium, covering many aspects of art crime both in New Zealand and beyond, at the City Gallery in the heart of Wellington. You can find out more about the Art Crime Symposium here. You can register for the Art Crime Symposium here.
Prof Mackenzie speaking at Hong Kong Art Crime Conference, 22 October
25 Aug 2016
Hong Kong’s first international art crime conference, Simon Mackenzie will be speaking at “Art, Antiquities, Heritage and Wildlife Crime in Southeast Asia”.
Donna Yates to appear on Newshour Extra panel, live taping in Edinburgh on 25 August.
24 Aug 2016
Her fellow panalists include Dr Maamoun Abdulkarim, Director General of Antiquities and Museums in Syria and Juliana Forero, external advisor for WHITRAP – World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific region, under the auspices of UNESCO. The panel will consider whether preserving cultural heritage is always a good thing. Does an exploration of the past...
Donna Yates elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
16 Aug 2016
Call for Abstracts: The Pre-Columbian Antiquities Market: Reflections, Critiques, and Effecting Change
22 Jul 2016
Donna Yates, along with Cara Tremain, are organising a session at the upcoming Society for American Archaeology meeting in Vancouver, with an eye towards a subsequent journal special issue or edited volume. If you would like to submit an abstract to the call below, please email it to either Cara or Donna before 20 August 2016. The Pre-Columbian Antiquities Market: Reflections, Critiques, and...