Opportunities: 1 Dec 2016


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. Anthropology of forgery. A multidisciplinary approach to the study of archaeological fakes, Course, Padua

The Winter School “Anthropology of forgery. A multidisciplinary approach to the study of archaeological fakes” will gather in Padua a pool of international scholars who are committed to the study of, and to the fight against, illegal activities within the sphere of cultural heritage, activities that can only be dealt with by adopting a number of different scientific approaches.

When: 13–17 February (Application deadline…TODAY!)
Where: University of Padua, Italy
Cost: Free

More Info: http://www.beniculturali.unipd.it/www/corsi/summer-schools/international-winter-school-anthropology-of-forgery-a-multidisciplinary-approach-to-the-study-of-archaeological-fakes/
Contact: forgery.winterschool.dbc@unipd.it

2. Executive Master in Art Market Studies, Degree Programme, Zurich

The programme covers the history of connoisseurship, art law and ethics, and art valuation and management. Courses are held on Fridays and Saturdays in Zurich and are taught entirely in English.

When: Closing date unknown
Where: University of Zurich, Switzerland
Cost: CHF 28,000

More Info: http://www.emams.uzh.ch/en.html
Contact: nicolas.galley@uzh.ch

3. CHEurope PhD Positions, Various Universities

A spectacular selection of 3 and 4 year funded PhD positions on several themes, including Theorizing Heritage Futures, Digital Heritage, and Heritage related to migration and dislocation. For each theme, partner organisations will contribute to the research programme with secondments and on the job training.

When: 16 January 2017 Application Deadline
Where: Various
Cost: Presumably fees and stipend

More Info: http://criticalheritagestudies.gu.se/cooperation/cheurope

4. Where are the libraries looted by the Nazis? Efforts at identification and restitution, a work in progress, Conference, Paris

Organised by the Bibliothèque nationale de France and l’Université Paris Diderot, this conference will explore some interesting questions about library collections during WWII

When: 23–24 March 2017
Where: Bibliothèque nationale de France and the Université Paris Diderot, Paris
Cost: Unknown

More Info: http://www.lootedart.com/RS8XFP899891
Contact: martine2.poulain@free.fr

5. From Refugees to Restitution: The History of Nazi Looted Art in the UK in Transnational & Global Perspective, Conference, Cambridge UK

“The aim of this conference is to identify and address the historical continuities and specificities of the history of looted art and restitution in the overlapping contexts of 20th- and 21st-century British, European and World history as well as to assess its scope and relevance in light of present-day good practices and restitution policies in place in the UK and beyond.”

When: 23–24 March 2017
Where: Newnham College, Cambridge, UK
Cost: Unknown

More Info: http://www.lootedart.com/RWDER4960671
Contact: thelootedartconference@gmail.com