Saturday, October 4, 2014

International Archaeology Day Lecture & Student Poster Party!

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 11am-2pm in Hewitt Hall and Fine Arts Commons, in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center at Macalester College* 

Join us to celebrate International Archaeology Day with a lecture followed by a student poster session/party with refreshments:

11am in Hewitt Hall: Stephen Cribari** lecture on "'Monuments Men (and Women):' Cultural Property in Conflict Today." 

Today we are seeing how waves of nationalism can lead to the destruction of cultural heritage and cultural property when they are associated with memories of an undesired past, or fears of an undesirable future, and yet museums are under great pressure not to acquire art and antiquities with questionable histories of ownership even though it may mean the destruction of cultural heritage and cultural treasures.  U of M Law Professor Stephen Cribari will discuss humankind's tradition of cultural property depredation and consider how cultural property is (or is not) protected from destruction by fear, greed for power and the perils of the black market.

12-2pm in Fine Arts Commons: “Students in Archaeology: Poster Presentation of Recent Fieldwork and Research Projects Related to Archaeology, Repatriation, Preservation and Presentation” 

Our 4th annual poster poster presentation and party brings together students and professionals from many Minnesota institutions and is a great opportunity to visit and learn about the vibrant student involvement with archaeological fieldwork and research projects. Please join us for great conversation and light refreshments made possible by an AIA Outreach Grant.

*Please note that both events are in the same conjoined building, #19/22 here and parking is available in the lot to the west

**About the speaker: Professor Stephen J. Cribari is a former Federal Public Defender and professor of Canon Law who currently teaches criminal procedure, law and cultural property, evidence, physical evidence/expert testimony, and criminal law at the University of Minnesota. He is also the co-director of the University of Notre Dame Law School's Summer London Programme and, in 2012, served as Interim Director of the London Law Programme and visiting professor, teaching criminal procedure, evidence and law and cultural heritage. With Adjunct Professor Barbara Wold, he designed and taught Law and Cultural Property for the University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) School of Law. The program meets in Arkansas and Rome, Italy. More information about Professor Cribari’s wide and varied accomplishments are listed here:

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