Heritage Protection IV

This is the fourth of four 2-day workshops on Heritage Protection and Management. Two PhD Fellows from the University of Copenhagen and the National Museum of Denmark, Joanne Dingwall McCafferty and Marie Elisabeth Berg Christensen, host the workshops.

Summary

This is the fourth of four 2-day workshops on Heritage Protection and Management during Armed Conflict, held at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen, Søndre Campus.

Over the past decade, the relationship between culture and conflict has shifted yet again – cultural heritage, whether tangible or intangible is now very much at the centre of many global conflicts. Despite, the subject of cultural heritage protection during times of armed conflict receiving greater attention via the media and in the drafting of legislation designed to improve safeguarding measures, conflict remains the defining heritage issue of our age.

Detailed programme (pdf)

Coordinators

Joanne Dingwall McCafferty, PhD Fellow, University of Copenhagen and National Museum of Denmark
Marie Elisabeth Berg Christensen, PhD Fellow, University of Copenhagen and National Museum of Denmark

Registration

Attending the workshop is free of charge.

The number of participants is limited to 20 per day.

To register, please email mccafferty@hum.ku.dk

When registering, please state your full name, whether you are affiliated to the National Museum of Denmark or a university. Please also state whether you would like to attend one or both days of the workshop. In case you attend one day only, please state which one.

Key literature, amounting to approx. five articles, will be circulated a week before the workshop.


About the Workshop Series

The workshop series will benefit from the input of various international scholars and professionals in the field of heritage protection, representing a wide range of disciplines, such as archaeology, criminology, art history, conservation, political science and law. During each workshop, we will be able to hear about current research, and firsthand accounts of key international organisations who are at the centre on this global issue, as well as have a forum for discussion on each topic brought by each presenter. In this first workshop, topics will range from the relationship between conflict and culture, the governing legislation, antiquities trafficking, and the role of civil society, non-state actors, and the military in heritage safeguarding.

Two PhD Fellows from the University of Copenhagen and the National Museum of Denmark, Joanne Dingwall McCafferty and Marie Elisabeth Berg Christensen, host these workshops.

Each workshop lasts for two days.

About the organisers

Joanne Dingwall McCafferty’s research focusses the role of UNESCO in the protection of cultural heritage during armed conflict in the Middle East, while Marie Elisabeth Berg Christensen’s research explores how the securitisation of cultural heritage has drawn museums into work areas normally falling under defense and security.