2nd September 2015

EAAThe European Association of Archaeologists comes to Glasgow this week for its annual meeting, and our Trafficking Culture academics will be delivering an afternoon of papers.

Trafficking Culture: Research into the Global Traffic in Cultural Objects at the University of Glasgow is being held at the university’s Mathematics Building, Room 325, on Thursday September 3 from 1.30pm to 4pm.


  • The interface between criminology and archaeology: trafficking culture, by Simon Mackenzie (1.40pm-2pm)
  • Cultural property protection policy failure in Syria, by Neil Brodie (2pm-2.20pm)
  • Preventing protection: On-the-ground barriers to effective cultural property policy in Bolivia and Belize, by Donna Yates (2.20pm-2.40pm)
  • Lessons in Cultural Heritage Preservation: Learning About the Illicit Antiquities Trade from the Cambodian Civil War, by SCCJR associate Tess Davis (4pm-4.20pm)
  • Inside Job: The Effects of Archaeological Involvement on the Illicit Antiquities Trade, by Meg Lambert (4.20pm-4.40pm)
  • An evidence-driven approach to mapping illicit antiquities networks, by Christos Tsirogiannis (4.40pm-5pm)

In separate sessions, Donna Yates will present with Gavin Boig on ‘“Does anyone really think that a raised plinth will deter drunk Glaswegians?” Traffic cone preservation and the online democratisation of heritage’ (Thursday, Room 375, James Watt South Building, 4.20pm-4.40pm), and Annemeik Rhebergen will present a paper titled ‘Community initiatives for site protection: a case study from Northwest Argentina’ (Friday, Lecture Theatre 2, Boyd Orr Building, 8.50am-9.10am).