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Research Project

The Past for Sale: New Approaches to the Study of Archaeological Looting

2014 – 2017

Project Summary

Researchers applied empirical research and new methodologies to identify promising policy solutions to the complex international problem of archaeological looting and trafficking.

Research Team

Fiona Greenland

Fiona Greenland

Assistant Professor of Sociology

University of Virginia

Fiona Greenland works at the intersection of cultural sociology, comparative and historical sociology, and archaeology. The core issue she investigates is the role of artifactual culture in modern social life. To do this, she uses mixed qualitative methods that attend to individual and group...

Morag M. Kersel

Morag M. Kersel

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology; Co-director, Galilee Prehistory Project and Follow the Pots Project

DePaul University

Morag M. Kersel is Associate Professor and Director of the Museum Studies Minor Program at DePaul University and affiliated faculty with the Center for Art, Museum & Cultural Heritage Law in the College of Law at DePaul. Her work combines archaeological, archival, and ethnographic research...

Lawrence Rothfield

Lawrence Rothfield

Associate Professor, English and Comparative Literature

University of Chicago

Rothfield's research focuses on the way in which literature, criticism, and other cultural activities are caught up within epistemic and political struggles. He is interested in understanding, in particular, how the nineteenth-century novel in England and France mutates in response to changes in...

Aaron Tugendhaft

Aaron Tugendhaft

Lecturer

Bard College Berlin

Aaron Tugendhaft is a scholar of the ancient Middle East and a dedicated humanities teacher focusing on religion, political philosophy, and the arts. He received his PhD from the Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University in 2012 and also holds degrees in Art History and...

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Ewa Faryaszewska, Old Town Warsaw, August 1944, Agfacolor film, Warsaw Museum. Faryaszweska, an art student, took this color photograph shortly before her death while working to preserve cultural monuments during the Warsaw Uprising.

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