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Antiquities Trafficking & Art Crime free online course starts 6 June

18 May 2016

Ancient antiquities and Saddam Hussein-era objects returned to Iraq Featuring members of Trafficking Culture.

Neil Brodie speaking at Cameron Contemporary Art, Brighton, 26 May

18 May 2016

neil-talk-_670 Dr Brodie‘s talk is entitled “Theft of Culture”.

Yates to present Bolivia trafficking research at State Department meeting

18 May 2016

State Deaprtment Seal US State Department’s Cultural Property Advisory Committee will meet on 24 May...

Tsiroginnis to speak at Chartered Inst. for Archaeologists conference, Leicester, 21 Apr

03 Apr 2016

Christos Tsirogiannis Entitled: 20 years of Forensic Archaeology vs. the international illicit antiquities network...

Tsirogiannis to advise All-Party Parliamentary Group on heritage policy

03 Apr 2016

Parliament Dr Christos Tsirogiannis was selected by the Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Protection of Cultural Heritage, Lord Colin Renfrew,...

Yates to speak at Yale Culture in Crisis Workshop, UN Global Colloquium of Uni Presidents, 11 Apr

18 Mar 2016

800px-Harkness_Tower_Canopy_Highsmith Co-hosted by The V & A Museum and Yale’s Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage.

Drs Brodie, Tsirogiannis, & Yates to attend UNESCO round table on movement of cultural property

18 Mar 2016

unescotoppbild-copy-2 The team will be in Paris on 30 March...

Emiline Smith speaking on Chinese-Hong Kong Relations in the Art Trade. Maastricht, 19 March.

18 Mar 2016

1622046_10153874659548130_1929898244548708370_n Fair and Just Practices: Art and heritage worlds from the perspectives of markets and law...

Trafficking Culture is now an International Research Consortium

31 Jan 2016

Euphronios krater MiBAC 2010a The Trafficking Culture Project was initially conceived of as a 4-year academic research project funded by the European Research Council.

Online courses: Antiquities Trafficking and Art Crime

31 Jan 2016

FL-sambandar-200x200 We are pleased to announce that we have developed a free online course on Antiquities Trafficking and Art Crime.

Market of Mass Destruction: Introducing Neil Brodie’s new blog

19 Jan 2016

IMG_0287-copy-259x300 Our researcher Neil Brodie has started a blog for expert commentary on the looting, trafficking, and sale of illicit antiquities. Please have a look at: Market of Mass Destruction: Commentary and opinion on the illicit trade in cultural objects...

We’re hiring an Antiquities Trafficking Research Intern (must be an Uni Glasgow PhD student)

15 Dec 2015

Italy1650 The paid internship, which must be filled by a current University of Glasgow SPSS PhD student, will be from 4 to 8 hours per week up to 90 hours total.

Screening of ‘Dance of the Maize God’ at Hunterian Museum, Glasgow, 3 Dec

17 Nov 2015

06_LiftingVase The Hunterian Museum and the Trafficking Culture Project will be screening the film Dance of the Maize God by Night Fire Films. Dance of the Maize God explores the destruction to Maya archaeological sites at the hands of looters searching for beautiful, valuable pottery. Donna Yates and Simon Mackenzie will also be there to discuss antiquities trafficking and the Maya region and answer questions...

Donna Yates speaking at Yale University, 24 Nov

17 Nov 2015

Death Toll Rises Following Powerful Earthquake In Nepal As part of the Dialogues in Heritage Science series, Donna Yates will be speaking at Yale University’s Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage. Her talk is entitled: Tracking Stolen Gods: Using criminological tools to prevent antiquities trafficking. The lecture will be at the Sterling Memorial Library, Memorabilia Lecture Hall, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut at 3pm on...

Trafficking Culture presenting at American Society of Criminology, DC 18–21 Nov

11 Nov 2015

ASC DC Roundtable and session on criminology and antiquities trafficking.

Trafficking Culture speaking at University of Chicago, 16 Nov.

06 Nov 2015

University of Chicago “Toward a Framework for Critical Engagement with Crime Control Policy in Trafficking Cultural Objects” will be presented by Simon Mackenzie, Neil Brodie, and Donna Yates. This public talk, hosted by the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society is associated with the project The Past for Sale: New Approaches to the Study of Archaeological Looting The talk will be from 12:00 until...

Trafficking Culture Speaking at DePaul University, Chicago, 16 Nov.

06 Nov 2015

Chicago_banner_2011 Simon Mackenzie, Neil Brodie, and Donna Yates will be speaking at the DePaul University Arts Law Colloquium, hosted by the Center for Art, Museum & Cultural Heritage Law and the Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology. Their talk, entitled Organized and White-Collar Crime in Trafficking Networks, will explore the illicit market in cultural objects from end to end:...

Christos Tsirogiannis speaking at the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow 10 Nov

05 Nov 2015

sto-orvieto-tis-italias-thumb-large As part of the Trafficking Culture exhibition at the Hunterian Museum, Dr. Christos Tsirogiannis will be giving a lunchtime “Insight Talk” at 1pm. All are welcome to attend. Christos will discuss the exhibition, the illicit trade in antiquities, and in particular his work identifying looted antiquities for sale in the international market. In addition, Christos will be giving a longer...

Neil Brodie and Donna Yates attend UK Govt Summit for the Protection of Cultural Heritage

30 Oct 2015

BLOG-TD-Securities-at-Lancaster-House-126 Along with other “leading archaeological and political figures”, Drs. Brodie and Yates were invited to Lancaster House in London for discussion hosted by the Department for Culture, Media, & Sport as well as the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. On the agenda was the formation of a new cultural property protection fund administered by the UK Government. Dr. Brodie made the...

Brodie and Mackenzie Speaking at Conference of Experts on the Return of Cultural Property, Turkey

19 Oct 2015

orpheus Nevşehir, Turkey from 18 to 22 October.