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What’s Really Important About the NEA

March 29, 2017

Faculty Fellow Lawrence Rothfield (The Past for Sale) reflects on the importance of the National Endowment for the Arts in this article from the Chicago Reader by Joe Raedle. 

Objects Without Shadows: A Look at ISIS’s Anthropological Destruction

October 24, 2016

Fiona Rose-Greenland, research director of the Collegium's Past for Sale project, on ISIS's "program of cultural destruction," through which "the basic structures of meaning that imbue a statue or painting or shrine with symbolic valence are wiped out."

How much money is ISIS actually making from looted art?

May 30, 2016

Neubauer Collegium fellow Fiona Rose-Greenland discusses research on ISIS’ antiquities trade.

-- The Conversation

In new crackdown, antiquities authorities tighten noose around dealers, thieves

May 16, 2016

Regulatory agency mandates digital database, ‘closing the loopholes’ to prevent stolen artifacts reaching the Israeli market

-- The Times of Israel, By Ilan Ben Zion

Archaeology’s Information Revolution

March 3, 2016

In the near future, every archaeological artifact could be digitally connected to every other artifact.

-- The Atlantic by Adrienne Lafrance

Monitoring looting in Jordan using drones

February 14, 2016

DePaul University archaeologist, Neubauer Collegium Fellow Morag Kersel, explains UAV use at Fifa

Drones bring new dimension to archaeology

August 24, 2015

Aerial surveys transform Oriental Institute studies of ancient dwellings, help track looting

Neubauer Collegium conference tackles complex issue of archaeological looting

March 9, 2015

Across the globe, archeological sites are regularly looted and destroyed in a quest for antiquities that can be sold on the black market.

Cultural heritage and violence in the Middle East

October 4, 2014

When people are dying in their thousands, why should we care about the destruction of artifacts? Cultural violence has long been a component in the obliteration of communities; it legitimates the denial of diversity and makes them much harder to rebuild.

By Fiona Rose-Greenland (Associate Research Director, Neubauer Collegium) and Fatma Müge Göçek 

Neubauer Collegium’s new research projects to tackle complex global questions

February 3, 2014

From the impact of a new government health insurance program in India to the profound questions surrounding death and end-of-life care, the 15 new research projects supported by the Neubauer Family Collegium for Culture and Society at the University of Chicago aim to provide new ways of studying some of the most complex questions facing contemporary society.