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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New Paper Announcement: Relationship Prediction in a Knowledge Graph Embedding Model of the Illicit Antiquities Trade, by Shawn Graham, Donna Yates, Ahmed El-Roby, Chantal Brousseau, Jonah Ellens, and Callum McDermott. Out free and open access in Advances in Archaeological Practice.
Opportunity Preview: The Priceless project will soon be hiring two fully-funded PhDs to study value and value manipulation of high-value and unique artworks and watches. I’ll be supervising the watch project. We’re looking for sociology, criminology, anthropology, and economics backgrounds here. More details in a few days but keep it on your radar.
1. Business Integrity and Crime Prevention in the Art and Antiquities Market, Funded PhD, Naples, Italy
The Department of Law at Università della Campania are looking for PhD candidates interested “an in-depth analysis of illicit activities in the area of cultural property. Research proposals focusing on criminal law and criminology are welcome. Private, international, and corporate law approaches will also be taken into consideration.” The PhD is fully funded, and international students are encouraged to apply. Please contact the unesco chair directly for more details.
When: Application due 6 July
Where: Università della Campania, Naples, Italy
2. The economic and social context of illicit trafficking in archaeological artefacts, Call for Papers, Poitiers, France
Hosted by the ANCHISE project, “This two-day symposium aims to invite both young and confirmed researchers on the economic and social contexts underlying the illicit trade of cultural and archaeological objects from the source to the markets.”
When: Abstracts by 15 July, Symposium 8-9 November
Where: University of Poitiers, France
3. Photography and provenance research, Conference, Leipzig, Germany
This conference from the German Lost Art Foundation looks fascinating: they invite papers on the role of photographs in provenance research, but note that the language will be in German.
When: Abstract by 18 June 2023, conference in April 2024
Where: UB Leipzig, Germany
4. Art Markets: an Integrated Perspective, Summer School, Lisbon, Portugal
The summer school offers great speakers and “an interdisciplinary theoretical approach and introduces the participants to empirical tools applied in the most up-to-date analytical methods. The interaction between historical and contemporary analyses from the point of view of economics, finance, and sociology is particularly innovative. “
When: Apply by 15 June 2023, summer school 10-14 July 2023
Where: Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal
Cost: Full participation: €1000; Master and PhD students: €850
5. “Study of the Belgian Art Market 1933 – 1960”, PhD Position, The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium & Université libre de Bruxelles
One of two exciting, fully funded PhD position with the larger research project ProvEnhance: Enhancing the provenance data of the collections of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium (RMFAB) since 1933. Fluency in French as well as a professional command of English; knowledge (at least reading skills) of German and/or Dutch is an asset.
When: Apply by 30 June 2023
Where: The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium & Université libre de Bruxelles
Cost: Fully funded
6. “Provenance Research on the RMFAB Collection as a -study for Belgium, PhD Position, The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
One of two exciting, fully funded PhD position with the larger research project ProvEnhance: Enhancing the provenance data of the collections of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium (RMFAB) since 1933.Fluency in French and excellent knowledge in German (at least excellent reading skills) as well as a professional command of English; knowledge of Dutch is an asset
When: Apply by 30 June 2023
Where: The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
Cost: Fully funded
7. Art and Artifice: Fakes from the Collection, Exhibition, London
“This display will showcase drawings, paintings, sculpture and decorative arts that are not what they seem. “
When: 17 June – 8 Oct 2023
Where: The Courtauld Gallery
Cost: Included with Gallery entry
8. Three funded PhD positions in Green Criminology, Utrecht, Netherlands
A little off topic for this list, but there are connections. The project Green Crimes and Joint Crime Ventures: Laundering Natural Resources is seeking three fully funded PhDs to study how illegally obtained natural resources are converted into legal products. English required, Dutch not required.
When: Apply by 19 June.
Where: University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
Cost: Fully funded, PhD positions in the Netherlands are full jobs.