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1. Rethinking museum practices: decolonizing collections, Conference, Online
“Rethinking museum practices: decolonizing collections is an online series of talks organised by the international ICOM”, It includes foci on repatriation, deaccessioning, etc. Simultaneous translation in English, Portuguese, and Spanish
When: Nov 26–Dec 10 2021 17:00 UTC
More Info: https://cidoc.mini.icom.museum/events/rethinking-museum-practices-decolonizing-collections-online-conference/
2. The Ethics of Collecting in the 21st Century, Virtual Event
“This symposium will reach out to colleagues working in archives and special collections to reflect on the urgent ethical challenges confronting their repositories around collection building past and present”
When: 2 and 3 December 2021
More Info: https://www.library.upenn.edu/about/exhibits-events/ethics-collecting-21st-century
3. The Destructions of Scholarship: Thoughts on the Ethics of Preservation, Keynote by Erin L. Thompson, Online
Thompson will be delivering the keynote address for the “The Ethics of Collecting in the 21st Century” symposium. Be sure to sign up separately for this one.
When: 2 December 2021: 5:30pm EST
More Info: https://libcal.library.upenn.edu/calendar/wicshops/ethics-of-collecting-erin-l-thompson-destructions-of-scholarship
4. Imperialism, Colonialism, Reparations, and the Universal Museum, Lecture by Patty Gerstenblith, Online
The Penn Cultural Heritage Center is hosting this lecture in which Gerstenblith will explore the origins of the inequities of the international legal system “and the continuing justifications for the retention of looted cultural objects”
When: 2 December 2021, 12:30 PM EST
Cost: Pay what you wish
More Info: https://www.penn.museum/calendar/1021/imperialism-colonialism-reparations-and-the-universal-museum
5. Postdoctoral Researcher on “Pressing Matter – Ownership, Value and the Question of Colonial Heritage in Museums”, Job, Netherlands
“The Department of Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is looking for two postdoctoral researchers who will work within research project Pressing Matter – Ownership, Value and the Question of Colonial Heritage in Museums.” Note, the ability to read Dutch is a requirement.
When: Apply by 7 January
Where: University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Cost: €3,270 to €5,211 gross per month
More Info: https://www.academictransfer.com/en/306636/postdoctoral-researchers-in-anthropology/?utm_source=ATemailalert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=job_click
6. PhD Scholarship for Cultural Heritage Law, Kent Law School, UK
Sophie Vigneron is keen to support a strong candidate for the Kent Law School Next Generation Law Doctoral Scholarships to do a project in cultural heritage law. If you have a good topic for this, get in touch with her.
When: Application deadline 14 February 2022
Where: Kent Law School, Canterbury, UK
Cost: Funded PhD
More Info: https://www.kent.ac.uk/law/news/6662/apply-now-for-phd-research-studentships-beginning-september-2022-at-kent-law-school
7. The Scythian Treasure: Ukrainian State Property v. Crimean Private Property?, Lecture, Online
The Chinese University of Hong Kong is hosting this talk by Laurens Kasteleijn, discussing the issue of the Crimean objects that were on loan in the Netherlands when, well, everything became critically complicated there.
When: 12 January 2022, 6-7PM Hong Kong time
More Info: https://www.law.cuhk.edu.hk/app/events/property-law-seminar-series-the-scythian-treasure-ukrainian-state-property-v-crimean-private-property-by-mr-laurens-kasteleijn-online/