Trafficking Culture is a research consortium that produces evidence-based research into the contemporary global trade in looted cultural objects.
Our researchers, based at University of Glasgow, Oxford University, and the University of Victoria at Wellington, combine criminological and archaeological expertise. Our work is geographically diverse and interdisciplinary.
By conducting innovative quantitative and qualitative research we have established a body of reliable evidence that supports the formulation of effective cultural heritage protection policy. We are committed to raising awareness about these issues through social media, on-line education, and professional training.
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20 Sep 2019
The Trafficking Culture book has been published by Routledge! The product of years of our research,...
Emiline Smith to teach+give public lectures at HKU and CUHK, 2 Oct and 9 Oct
20 Sep 2019
As part of an Erasmus+ Mobility Grant, Dr Emiline Smith will be teaching at Hong Kong University...
Dr Emiline Smith awarded Scottish Funding Council Global Challenges Research Fund grant for project in Myanmar & Nepal
22 Aug 2019
Congratulations to Dr Emiline Smith who has been awarded a grant for the project “Global...
G’psgolox Totem Pole
A First Nations totem pole which was removed from Canada under controversial circumstances and...
Through a Glass, Darkly: Long-Term Antiquities Auction Data in Context
The antiquities catalogues of major auction houses comprise an accessible long-term source of...
Hope in Dirt: Report of the Fort Apache Workshop on Forensic Sedimentology Applications to Cultural Property Crime
A 2018 workshop on the White Mountain Apache Tribe lands in Arizona examined ways to enhance...