SCCJR Working Lunches

19 Apr 2013

P1000044 The Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research, in which Trafficking Culture is based, recommences its Working Lunch series of seminars next week. These are a regular opportunity, usually on Wednesdays between 12.30 and 2pm, at the Meeting Room, Ivy Lodge, 63 Gibson Street, Glasgow. The Working Lunches offer an opportunity to hear about and discuss current criminological research from within...

Suzie Thomas presenting in Reykjavik

15 Apr 2013

Suzie_Snow On Monday 22nd April, Suzie Thomas talks about her research for Trafficking Culture at the Nordic TAG conference, hosted by the University of Iceland, Reykjavik. In the session, ‘Behind the (Iron) Curtain: Looking back on Soviet Archaeology’, Suzie speaks last, discussing ‘The trafficking of cultural objects in post-Soviet Russia’, drawing on her recent qualitative and...

Donna Yates to partner with ICOM-Bolivia

03 Apr 2013

Nevado_Sajama_e_Iglesia_-_Oruro_-_Bolivia We are pleased to report that the Bolivian Committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) will be serving as the host institution for the duration of Donna Yates’ Fulbright-funded field research. We believe that this will be a mutually beneficial partnership and look forward to interesting results. Donna will be conducting fieldwork on the impact of national and international...

Opportunity to hear about Trafficking Culture in Helsinki

20 Mar 2013

Helsinki As part of the University of Helsinki’s Chair of Archaeology Speaker Series ‘Archaeological Encounters’, Suzie Thomas is giving a public lecture on Wednesday 27th March. The abstract for her talk, titled ‘Trafficking Culture: Measuring the global traffic in cultural objects’ is: ‘Trafficking Culture’ aims to produce an evidence-based picture of the contemporary...

Internet Archaeology Special Issue

18 Mar 2013

sphere-logo Suzie Thomas and Stuart Campbell, a Friend of Trafficking Culture, have co-edited a special issue of the online peer-reviewed journal Internet Archaelogy.

Tess Davis in support of Memorandum of Understanding

13 Mar 2013

DOS logo On 27 February 2013 in Washington, DC, Trafficking Culture Researcher Tess Davis testified before the Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CPAC) at the US Department of State. Davis spoke in support of the proposed second extension of the Memorandum of Understanding Between the Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Government of the United States of America Concerning the Imposition of...

Neil Brodie to present at UNESCO Day School

12 Mar 2013

Neil Brodie Neil Brodie is contributing to a day school in London on Saturday 23 March.

Suzie Thomas visiting Finland

06 Mar 2013

FinlandSuzie Trafficking Culture Research Associate Suzie Thomas is going to be in Finland for a month from this coming Monday. She will be based as a Visiting Fellow at the Department pf Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies at the University of Helsinki, and as well as building links with university colleagues, she will be spending time interviewing numerous different actors that are involved in...

New Data added: Simon Mackenzie presentation

28 Feb 2013

Simon Mackenzie New Data has been added to the website, with an opportunity to hear Simon Mackenzie‘s presentation from the ‘Prevention and fight against illicit trafficking in cultural property, the national and international dimension‘ conference. The talk was delivered on 16th January 2013, and the conference was organised by the International Scientific and Advisory Council of the UN...

Tess Davis in roundtable lunch discussion at Boston University

14 Feb 2013

FEET Trafficking Culture Researcher Tess Davis will be the main discussant at a special roundtable lunch session at Boston University Department of Archaeology on 21st February.

Funded PhD Opportunity

01 Feb 2013

GlasgowUni The University of Glasgow and the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research has announced the launch of the new Dawes Trust Bursaries.

Newton International Fellowships – call for applications

31 Jan 2013

Newton Are you interested in carrying out post-doctoral research in a UK institution?

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...