New Data: Norwegian playing cards

28 Jan 2013

Selection of the playing cards Trafficking Culture have been given permission to reproduce the images used for a new deck of playing cards which will be distributed among armed forces, customs and police in Norway. 

Donna Yates to speak at the University of Cambridge

22 Jan 2013

Donna Yates Donna Yates will be presenting a seminar at the McDonald Institute of Archaeology as part of the Cambridge Heritage Research Group Seminar Series on January 30th: Cultural Property, Andean Church Theft, and Mummies in the Post: Developing Method and Theory to Understand Transnational Heritage Crime Until quite recently, the study of the looting, theft, and trafficking has been the pet project of...

New Data pages: using Google Earth to identify looted sites

18 Jan 2013

tomaval_quarrylooting2006 The Data section of our website has some exciting new pages.

Simon Mackenzie to speak at Milan Conference

09 Jan 2013

800px-Chiostro_Unicatt_by_Scruch On 16th January, Professor Simon Mackenzie will be speaking at a conference on Prevention and Fight Against Illicit Trafficking in Cultural Property: The National and International Dimension.

Welcoming Tess Davis to the TC team!

03 Jan 2013

Tess Today we welcome Tess Davis, who officially starts working with the Trafficking Culture project as a Researcher.

Images of items stolen from the Museo Chiribaya in Data Section

09 Dec 2012

museo_chiribaya Trafficking Culture has been provided with a series of images of archaeological objects stolen from the Museo Arqueologico Pre Inca Chiribaya in Ilo, Peru, in March 2009. These images and descriptions of the stolen objects in both English and Spanish are available in our Data section. 

Trafficking Culture talk at the University of Hong Kong

07 Dec 2012

HKU On Tuesday 18 December there is an opportunity to see Professor Simon Mackenzie talk about Trafficking Culture in a special lecture at the University of Hong Kong.

ESRC Doctoral Studentships Available

06 Dec 2012

Scottish The Scottish Graduate School of Social Science, and the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre which it hosts, has announced a wide range of ESRC PhD studentships available for 2013/14 entry. Successful candidates will receive research training from the best departments across Scotland, which have joined forces to create the biggest Doctoral Training Centre in the social sciences in the UK. The consortium...

Post-doctoral Fellowship opportunity

26 Nov 2012

University_of_Glasgow The University of Glasgow is currently looking for applicants for the Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Fellowship scheme. 

Trafficking Culture goes to TAG

19 Nov 2012

Albert_Dock The Theoretical Archaeology Group, an annual conference, takes place this December at the University of Liverpool. 

Trafficking Culture seminar on 28th November

13 Nov 2012

Sarpedon Krater On Wednesday the 28th of November at 4pm, there will be an opportunity to hear about the research of Trafficking Culture. 

Call For Papers: Special Issue on Trafficking in Cultural Objects for the EJCPR

02 Nov 2012

cda_displayimage European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research is a peer-reviewed international criminology journal with a special interest in transnational organized crime. It is run by Editor-in-Chief Ernesto U. Savona (Professor of Criminology, Università Cattolica del S. Cuore- Milan Director of TRANSCRIME (Joint Research Centre on Transnational Crime) and Managing Editor Dr. Stefano Caneppele...

College of Social Sciences Scholarship Competition

02 Nov 2012

Glasgow Cloisters by The University of Glasgow’s College of Social Sciences’ Scholarship Competition for 2013 has opened.

New Data added – Looted Zeugma mosaic

31 Oct 2012

IMG_0008 Trafficking Cullture have been given images from the 1993 excavation of the Metiokhos and Parthenope mosaic at Zeugma in Turkey. The photographs came courtesy of Dr Philip Freeman of the University of Liverpool, who worked on the excavations at Zeugma. This is the second set of images that we are able to show in our new Data section, an area of the website that is dedicated to the collation of...

New ‘Data’ Section

26 Oct 2012

45 We are excited to announce the launch of our new Data section. We see this as a means through which useful data across varied media can be presented and used by researchers and other interested parties. It will no doubt grow over time. Our first addition to the Data section is a collection of forty-seven photographs taken during the looting of the Maya site of Placeres, Mexico, in the late...

New Researcher joins in January

14 Oct 2012

Tess2 Trafficking Culture are really delighted to welcome Tess Davis, who will be joining the project as a Researcher in January 2013. Tess has extensive experience of working in both archaeology and law, and is currently the Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation, based in the USA. She holds a Batchelor of Arts in Archaeology from Boston University, and...

The American Society of Criminology

03 Oct 2012

782px-Chicago_downtown_(another_view) Simon Mackenzie, Neil Brodie, and Jessica Dietzler will all be presenting papers at the ASC conference in November.

Neil Brodie Headed to Keros

30 Sep 2012

10-01-03/57 Neil Brodie is headed to the Cyclades to conduct archaeological survey on the island of Keros. This is follow-up work stemming from excavations conducted with Cambridge University’s Keros Project, headed by Trafficking Culture friend Colin Renfrew. Several other Friend of the Project and Project Team Members have previously worked on Keros as well.

ESC Conference in Bilbao

07 Sep 2012

Professor Simon Mackenzie, the Principal Investigator for Trafficking Culture, will be attending the European Society of Criminology conference next week.

EAA annual meeting in Helsinki

23 Aug 2012

University of Helsinki main building Suzie Thomas from the Trafficking Culture team will be at the EAA annual meeting (29th August to 1st September) in Helsinki next week.