Opportunities: 12 November 2015


Learning, networking, conference and employment opportunities in cultural property, art crime research, antiquities trafficking research, provenance studies, and related things. Postings are not endorsements.

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1. Toward a Framework for Critical Engagement with Crime Control Policy in Trafficking Cultural Objects, public lecture, Chicago

Simon Mackenzie, Neil Brodie, and I will be speaking at the University of Chicago’s Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society in association with the project The Past for Sale: New Approaches to the Study of Archaeological Looting. We will review some of the Trafficking Culture project’s work over the last four years and develop various components of a crime prevention framework to advance thinking about controlling the illicit market.

When: 16 November 2015, 12:00 until 1:30 PM
Where: 501 S. Woodlawn Avenue, University of Chicago
Cost: Free

More Info: http://neubauercollegium.uchicago.edu/events/uc/Policy_in_Trafficking/

2. Trafficking Culture: Organized and White-Collar Crime in Trafficking Networks, public lecture, Chicago

Simon Mackenzie, Neil Brodie, and I will ALSO 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. We will explore the illicit market in cultural objects from end to end: beginning with a case study of organized criminal activity in a source country and following the chain of supply through transit portals and into the market.

When: 16 November 2015, 4:00–5:00 PM
Where: Room 905 of the Lewis Center, DePaul University
Cost: Free

More Info: http://centerforartmuseumculturalheritagelaw.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/y/EED4542BF93C6587
Register: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/arts-law-colloquium-organized-and-white-collar-crime-in-trafficking-networks-tickets-17757069874

3. Tracking Stolen Gods: Using criminological tools to prevent antiquities trafficking, public lecture, New Haven, CT.

I (Donna Yates) will be speaking at Yale University’s Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage as part of their Dialogues in Heritage Science series. I’ll talk about how applying criminology to studying antiquities trafficking can lead to interesting results using cases from South Asia.

When: 24 November 2015, 3:00 PM
Where: Sterling Memorial Library, Memorabilia Lecture Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Cost: Free

More Info: http://traffickingculture.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Dr-Donna-Yatess-Lecture-11_24_15.pdf

4. Provenance in an eBay World: Does the Provenance of Ancient Artifacts Matter?, Conference session, Atlanta

This session will be part of the Society of Biblical Literature’s annual meeting and will use the various recent papyrus scandals (e.g. Gospel of John, Gospel of Jesus’s Wife, Sappho fragments) as a starting point for discussion.

When: 23 November 2015, 1:00–3:30 PM
Where: Atlanta Hilton, Rm 303
Cost: As this is part of a conference there may be a cost to attend. Contact the organisers about sitting in.

More Info: http://www.bricecjones.com/blog/sbl-session-on-the-provenance-of-papyri
Annual meeting site: http://sbl-site.org/meetings/AnnualMeeting.aspx

5. Global Trafficking in Art & Antiquities Roundtable, Americans Society of Criminology, Washington DC

“Diversified transnational criminal activities, coupled with broader geographic capabilities have further turned the black and white line between the licit “upperworld” and illicit “underworld” a murky shade of grey, and the illicit trade in art and antiquities is no exception. The presenters on this roundtable session present and discuss a variety of perspectives on art and antiquities trafficking and examine where cultural heritage intersects with crime.

Participants: Simon Mackenzie, Neil Brodie, Donna Yates (me), Alexander Nagel, Tess Davis, Jessica Dietzler, Katharine Salomon, Kate Burmon, and Blythe Bowman.

When: 20 November 2015, 5:00–6:20 PM
Where: DC Hilton, International Terrace East #3
Cost: As this is part of a conference there may be a cost to attend. Contact the organisers about sitting in.

More Info: http://traffickingculture.org/news/trafficking-culture-presenting-at-american-society-of-criminology-dc-18-21-nov/
Annual meeting site: https://www.asc41.com/index.htm

6. Cultural Patrimony and Collective Responsibility, Public Talk, New York, NY

Who is responsible for protecting heritage? This should be a truly interesting panel: “speakers will include James Cuno (Chief Executive Officer and President, The J. Paul Getty Trust), Deborah Lehr, (Chairman, The Antiquities Coalition), Navina Haidar, (Curator, Department of Islamic Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art), and event moderator C. Brian Rose, (James B. Pritchard Professor of Archaeology, University of Pennsylvania)”. Part of the American Academy in Rome “Conversations” series.

When: 19 November 2015, 6:30 PM
Where: The New School, Tishman Auditorium, 64 Fifth Avenue, NYC
Cost: Free, but reservation is required

More Info: http://www.aarome.org/event/cultural-patrimony-and-collective-responsibility
Reservations: https://support.aarome.org/cultural-patrimony

7. Annual Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Institute, New York, NY

An interesting opportunity to learn about several important Art Law topics from some top attorneys, consultants, and appraisers. It includes a lunchtime programme called: A Tribute to Charles Goldstein and His Legacy as an Advocate for Recovering Holocaust Looted Art.

When: 20 November 2015, 9:00–5:00
Where: New York County Lawyer’ Association, 2nd Floor Auditorium
Cost: $250/$200/$50

More Info: https://www.nycla.org/index.cfm?section=CLE&page=CLE_Detail&itemID=4195&dateID=20151120

8. The Fight Against Cultural Terrorism: Disrupting the Trade in Blood Antiquities, Lecture, Cincinnati, OH

As part of the Cincinnati Museum Center’s Insights Lecture Series, Marion F. Werkheiser, founding partner of Cultural Heritage Partners, will speak about “The dynamics of the international trade in antiquities, the international legal regimes that protect cultural property, and the role that Americans can play in disrupting Islamic State’s ability to profit from looted antiquities.”

When: 19 November 2015, 7:00 PM
Where: Cincinnati Museum Center
Cost: Free

More Info: http://www.cincymuseum.org/programs/lectures
Register: https://tickets.cincymuseum.org/e-commerce/ItemShow.aspx?Grp=eAY3ssjuFOg=&Name=N1p7y2qA76PIF58ArYMvk0owrBjmrsbp