Art Crime Research Opportunities: 25 May 2022


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. The Power of Things: Understanding relationships between objects and crime, Call for Papers, Journal Special Issue

Hot from our conference on the same topic, I and my colleagues are editing a special issue of the Journal of Contemporary Crime, Harm, and Ethics about the interrelationship between objects and crime. There must be some criminological hook, but your object options are potentially endless! Please contact Diana with any questions.

When: Papers submitted by 30 November 2022
Where: Journal of Contemporary Crime, Harm, and Ethics
Cost: Free open access for all

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2. Conversation with Corine Wegener, Webinar, Online

The US State Department’s OBO is hosting this online event, a conversation with Corine Wegener of the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative. Wegener has had amazing experiences in this field and she is always worth listening to.

When: 27 May 2022, 4PM EST
Where: Online
Cost: Free

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3. Contested Cultural Objects and the Role of Provenance Research, Summer School, Leiden, The Netherlands and Online

This exciting four-day summer school presents an interdisciplinary dive into provenance research. It has a great line up of speakers, including yours truly. I’m in the “enforcement day” with two real life experts (read: not a wishy washy academic like me) and I am really looking forward to this. It’s a gathering of great people.

When: Apply by 15 June 2022; course dates starting 29 September.
Where: Leiden, The Netherlands, and online
Cost: €600 for onsite participation; €250 for online participation; large discount for scholars affiliated with Leiden, Delft, and Erasmus.

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4. Student Reporter, Centre for Global Heritage and Development, Job, Netherlands

This one is for students from Leiden, Delft, or Rotterdam. The Centre for Global Heritage and Development is looking for student reporters to attend one or more heritage conferences or symposiums a year and write about them. Allowance and expenses included.

When: Apply ASAP
Where: The Netherlands
Cost: Pay Unknown

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5. Provenance Researcher, The Art Loss Register, Job, London

The ALR is looking for a provenance researcher to start ASAP. This person would join the restitution team and work on Nazi looted objects. Note, they are looking for someone with practical experience in the provenance research field (so fresh grads with no direct experience are probably not right for this), and applicants must be fluent in German. They can sponsor a visa for the right applicant.

When: Apply by 8 June
Where: The Art Loss Register, London, UK
Cost: Pay Unknown

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6. Tools for the Future – Researching Art Market Practices from past to present, Workshop, Rotterdam and Streaming

“Through individual presentations followed by group discussions, the workshop aims to enlarge the perspective of art market research and go beyond the contemporary emphasis on high-end markets for the fine arts by focusing on applied arts, artistic crafts and design.”

When: 9–11 June 2022, Register by 31 May 2022.
Where: Erasmus University College, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; also streamed online
Cost: Free

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7. Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellowship, Maastricht

I’m ready and willing to support very strong Marie Curie postdoc applications. If you received your PhD moderately recently and you have a strong interdisciplinary project idea related to the trafficking of cultural goods or something in my area of research remit, read this and get in touch. The MSCA postdoc is very competitive, so there’s no guarantee, but we can support applicants.

When: ASAP for expressing interest, final due date 14 September.
Where: Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Cost: 2 years funded fellowship

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8. Negotiating the Human: Justice, Ethics and Culture in Dealing with Human Remains, Conference, Geneva

“The Art-Law Centre of the University of Geneva, its UNESCO Chair in International Cultural Heritage Law and the International Cultural Property Society are organizing an international symposium on Negotiating the Human: Justice, Ethics and Culture in Dealing with Human Remains.” I haven’t seen a CFP attached for this but you can get in contact with the coordinators

When: 16 September 2022
Where: Art-Law Centre, the University of Geneva, Switzerland
Cost: N/A

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