Opportunities: 22 Sept 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. Wiki Loves Monuments, Competition, Global

Help Wikipedia document monuments and heritage buildings by uploading your freely-licensed images and also win awards! 40 countries are participating with their own awards, and there is a main competition as well.

When: 30 September 2016 Photos due
Where: General
Cost: N/A

More Info: http://www.wikilovesmonuments.org/participate/

2. Lecturer in Criminology, Victoria University of Wellington

Note, this is where Prof Simon Mackenzie is based, so antiquities and art crime folks might be interested: the School of Social and Cultural Studies at Victoria University of Wellington invites applications for the permanent role of Lecturer in Criminology, to begin in June 2017.

When: 17 October 2016 application date
Where: Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand
Cost: N/A

More Info: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AOQ110/lecturer-in-criminology/

3. ICOMOS International Scientific Symposium on Post-Disaster Reconstruction, Istanbul

Part of the ICOMOS annual general assembly, advisory committee, and scientific symposium, this year’s symposium addresses the destruction of cultural heritage through natural disasters and armed conflict. Note the PDF has more information about the theme and you are able to attend only the symposium.

When: 20 October 2016, All day
Where: The Marmara Hotel Taksim, Osmanlı Sokak No 1/B Taksim, Istanbul
Cost: €100/€80

More Info: http://www.icomosadcom2016.com/scientific-symposium/
Register: http://www.icomosadcom2016.com/registration/

4. The Staffordshire Hoard, Lecture, Birmingham

Pieta Greaves will be discussing the discovery and conservation of this massive hoard of Anglo Saxon gold. It isn’t looted, but it was found by a metal detectorist.

When: 30 September 2016, 18:00–19:30
Where: Fellows Auctioneers, 19 Augusta Street, Birmingham, B18 6JA
Cost: £4/6/8

More Info: http://gem-a.co.uk/event/upcoming-events/254-events-2016/midlands-branch-the-staffordshire-hoard
Contact: georgekettle@hotmail.com

5. Art, Business and Law LLM, Degree Programme, London

Queen Mary University of London and the Institute of Art Law are starting a new art law LLM programme next year which will soon be open for applicants.

When: Upcoming
Where: Queen Mary University, Mile End, London
Cost: Unknown

More Info: http://www.law.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/items/180014.html
Contact: LLMadmin@qmul.ac.uk

6. Arts & culture: protect legacy, prevent dispute, Seminar, Glasgow and Edinburgh

Brodies LLP’s arts & culture team will be hosting two seminars that “look at the interaction between some key steps in protecting the cultural legacy and financial value of artistic assets”

When: 12:30 – 14:00 5 October 2016 (Glasgow); 12:30 – 14:00 6 October 2016 (Edinburgh)
Where: 110 Queen Street, Glasgow; 15 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh
Cost: Free

More Info: http://www.brodies.com/seminars-and-events/seminar/arts-culture-protect-legacy-prevent-dispute

7. Preservation and War, Colloquium, New York City

This year’s Fitch Colloquium asks “what are the moral limits to war” especially with regard to cultural heritage. A group of leading experts will discuss aspects of difficult topics of heritage preservation and destruction around conflict.

When: 9:30–17:30, 30 September 2016
Where: Avery Hall, Wood Auditorium, Columbia University, 116th Street, New York City
Cost: Free

More Info: https://www.arch.columbia.edu/events/290-fitch-colloquium-preservation-and-war
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fitch-colloquium-preservation-and-war-tickets-27755392125

8. Triumphal Art of Palmyra, Exhibition, New York City

The Institute for Digital Archaeology’s 3D remake of the Palmyra Arch will be on public view in New York City. Please note that there is an ongoing companion exhibition for the visually impaired.

When: 19-23 September, Mondays through Fridays, 10:00–17:00
Where: City Hall Park, New York City AND Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street
Cost: Free

More Info: http://www.cityhallarch.org/

9. Kluge Fellowship in Digital Studies, Washington DC

A great opportunity for the right scholar, the fellowship is to examine the impact of the digital revolution on society, culture and international relations using the Library of Congress’s collections and resources. So many provenance and related projects possible. “Scholars are encouraged to think creatively of how the Library’s collections may inform a study of the digital revolution’s impact on how we think, how we live, and how we relate to one another.”

When: Application due 6 December
Where: The Library of Congress, Washington DC
Cost: $4,200 per month for up to 11 months

More Info: https://www.loc.gov/loc/kluge/fellowships/kluge-digital.html?loclr=eanfwk

10. Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Inequality, Power and Social Justice, Job, Merced California

An exciting cluster hire that specifically lists anthropology, art history, sociology, and world heritage as fields of potential focus, thus cultural property issues would seem to work.

When: Apply by 1 November 2016
Where: University of California, Merced
Cost: N/A

More Info: https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/apply/JPF00389