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Trafficking Culture featured on National Geographic site

17 Jun 2014

url We are excited to have been profiled in the article: New Evidence Ties Illegal Antiquities Trade to Terrorism, Violent Crime Trafficking culture would like to thank reporter Heather Pringle for her hard work on this piece.

Christos Tsirogiannis presenting at conference on Heritage Ethics, University of Kent

16 Jun 2014

Christos Tsirogiannis The University of Kent is hosting a conference entitled: ‘New Approaches to Heritage Ethics: Interdisciplinary conversations on Heritage, Crime, Conflicts and Rights’ on 23 and 24 of June. The full programme is attached. Christos Tsirogiannis will present a paper titled ‘Looted, smuggled and stolen antiquities identified in auction houses: what have we learned in the last eight...

Simon Mackenzie and Tess Davis in video on Boston University website

16 Jun 2014

Tess2 Professor Simon Mackenzie and Tess Davis, an Affiliate Researcher in the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research at the University of Glasgow featured in a video on Boston University website. The video presents Tess’s account of her career in researching illicit traffic of antiquities from Cambodia. http://www.bu.edu/today/2014/returning-duryodhana/

Media coverage of Tess Davis’ work with the Trafficking Culture Project

16 Jun 2014

Tess Tess Davis, an Affiliate Researcher in the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research at the University of Glasgow, has been featured in several media outlets for her expertise in illicit antiquities from SE Asia, her views on what should be done to protect Egypt’s cultural heritage and the latest developments in US legislation surrounding cultural property: Theft of Buddha relics...

New member of staff

10 Jun 2014

Christos Tsirogiannis Welcome to Dr Christos Tsirogiannis who has joined the Trafficking Culture project as Research Assistant on May 26th.

Trafficking Culture attending All Art and Cultural Heritage Law conference, Geneva

10 Jun 2014

University_of_Geneva_02 by Geri340 The Art-Law Centre at the University of Geneva is hosting the first ‘All Art and Cultural Heritage Law Conference’

Trafficking Culture presenting at the Society for American Archaeology meeting in Austin

25 Apr 2014

SAA Simon Mackenzie, Neil Brodie, Donna Yates, project affiliate Tess Davis and friend/project veteran Suzie Thomas are presenting at a symposium on Saturday afternoon entitled Trafficking in Cultural Objects. Chaired by Donna Yates, the symposium also features papers by Patty Gerstenblith as well as Richard Leventhal, Brian Daniels and Sasha Renninger.

Donna Yates on BBC Radio Scotland

05 Apr 2014

BoliviaBluePhoto Donna spoke on Good Morning Scotland this morning about the global illicit trade in antiquities.

Neil Brodie in Amsterdam

27 Mar 2014

Neil Brodie Neil Brodie will be in Amsterdam to give two lectures during the first week in April.

Vacancy at Trafficking Culture

19 Feb 2014

Sarpedon Krater Are you interested in joining a dynamic, international, interdisciplinary research team? Trafficking Culture have a vacancy for a Research Assistant or Research Associate. The role is full time, funded until 31 January 2016. Further details, including the main duties and responsibilities, and the knowledge and qualification requirements, can be found via the University of Glasgow vacancies, by...

Simon Mackenzie in international media

17 Feb 2014

The Conversation Trafficking Culture’s Simon Mackenzie has recently published a couple of articles on the trafficking of cultural objects in French and British media. In Alternatives Internationales, he has an article titled Pas de plan de vol pour le trafic d’objets d’art (‘No flight plan for traffic of works of art’). Meanwhile, in The Conversation, an article titled ‘While...

Networked seminar for the University of the Highlands and Islands

24 Jan 2014

SuzieStP On Friday 7th February, Suzie Thomas is presenting a networked seminar as part of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) Archaeology Seminar Series. The seminar, taking place from 1pm until 2pm, is titled ‘Understanding the international trade in trafficked cultural objects‘. Suzie’s presentation will be broadcast via Video Conferencing at the following UHI...

Call for Papers: First All Art and Cultural Heritage Law Conference

21 Jan 2014

University_of_Geneva_02 by Geri340 The University of Geneva, in partnership with UNESCO, is holding an international conference on 13 and 14 June 2014. The conference, ‘convening all those engaged in research and teaching in the field of Art and Cultural Heritage Law’, includes a session chaired by Simon Mackenzie. The session is titled ‘Beyond the Law: Fighting Illicit Traffic in the Field’, welcoming...

‘International Trafficking in Cultural Objects’ course begins

16 Jan 2014

University_of_Glasgow Today the Trafficking Culture team teach their first seminar in the new Masters course ‘International Trafficking in Cultural Objects’. The ten-week course, with sessions from Neil Brodie, Simon Mackenzie, Suzie Thomas and Donna Yates, also features sessions led by Dr Christa Roodt, who is a Lecturer in Art Law and Business at the University of Glasgow. The course is offered...

New book featuring chapter from Trafficking Culture team

22 Nov 2013

csgp_copertina_web_1 A new book has just been published by Vita e Pensiero in Milan, titled Beni culturali e sistema penale (Cultural heritage and the criminal justice system). The book, with chapters in both English and Italian, features a chapter co-authored by Neil Brodie, Jessica Dietzler and Simon Mackenzie, titled “Trafficking in cultural objects: an empirical overview”. The publication is edited by...

Suzie Thomas speaking at international conference in Romania

25 Oct 2013

800px-Muzeul_Unirii_din_Iasi_by_Cezar_Suceveanu Suzie Thomas is speaking at the “Current Trends in Archaeological Heritage Preservation: The National and the International Perspectives” conference in Iaşi, Romania.

Neil Brodie speaking in Ancient Olympia

03 Oct 2013

Ancient_Olympia,_Greece14 On 24 October, Neil Brodie will be in Ancient Olympia offering a keynote lecture at the Third International Conference of Experts on the Return of Cultural Property, organised by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, which takes place from 23-27 October. Neil will be talking about the role of auction houses in the illicit trade of cultural objects.

Suzie Thomas speaking at Archaeology Scotland AGM

30 Sep 2013

ArchScot Trafficking Culture Research Associate Suzie Thomas will be giving the opening lecture at Archaeology Scotland’s Annual General Meeting this year. On Saturday 12 October, the Scotland-wide archaeological charity hold their AGM at the St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art in Glasgow. Suzie’s presentation, titled “Trafficking Culture – Global Research at a Scottish...

Donna Yates to present at UNODC training workshop

23 Sep 2013

images Donna Yates is travelling to Vienna today to present at a training session hosted by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Donna will be leading discussion about cultural property issues in a workshop on emerging crime. She will discuss the ways criminals circumvent the existing cultural property regulatory framework and are able to sell illegally-acquired cultural products on the open...

Welcome to our new PhD students

16 Sep 2013

New_Students The Trafficking Culture team are delighted to welcome three new PhD candidates. The three are carrying out research that connects to the overall themes of the Trafficking Culture project, and so will be working closely with the various team members during their time at Glasgow. Meg Lambert starts a PhD having previously studied for a MRes in Criminology at Glasgow in the past year, while Annemiek...