12th November 2015

TCThree members of the Trafficking Culture team are heading to the US this month to deliver a series of lectures in Chicago, Washington DC and Connecticut.

On November 16, Neil Brodie, Donna Yates and Simon Mackenzie will be giving joint public lectures at the University of Chicago and DePaul University, both in Chicago. The first lecture, from noon to 1.30pm at the University of Chicago, is titled ‘Toward a framework for critical engagement with crime control policy in trafficking cultural objects’. The second, from 4pm to 5pm at DePaul University, is titled ‘Organized and White-Collar Crime in Trafficking Networks’. Both events are free but registration is essential.

The team will also be well represented at this year’s American Society of Criminology conference in Washington, DC. PhD students Jessica Dietzler, Meg Lambert and Christine Weirich have co-organised a thematic panel that will take place on November 18. The session is titled ‘The Illicit Antiquities Trade: Organisations, Facilitators, and Policies of Practice in Transnational Spaces’ and will highlight the recent criminological work in the field. On November 21, Simon Mackenzie, Neil Brodie, Donna Yates and Jessica Dietzler will take part in a roundtable discussion on ‘Global Trafficking in Art & Antiquities’.

On November 24, Donna Yates will be presenting on ‘Tracking Stolen Gods: Using criminological tools to prevent antiquities trafficking’ at the Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage, Yale University, Connecticut.

For more details of any of these events, see the Trafficking Culture website.