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CHAMP Newsletter_APR 2019
The Department of Anthropology at the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences will present a lecture, “Analyzing Conflict Damage to Cultural Heritage from Above: Results from the ASOR Cultural Heritage Initiatives in Syria, Iraq, and Libya,” by Susan Penacho at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, as part of the Robert L. Stigler Lecture in Anthropology and Archaeology series. Link https://news.uark.edu/articles/46365/stigler-lecture-on-conflict-damage-to-cultural-heritage-sites-in-syria-iraq-and-libya-march-14
On 27 Feb 2019, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a public statement about an investigation into Don Miller, a collector who acquired 42,000 artifacts from around the world and was accused of looting or buying illegal antiquities, as well as skeletons from about 500 Native American individuals. In 2014, with Miller’s cooperation,… Read More
2019 AIA ANNUAL MEETING San Diego, California Saturday, 5 JAN TITLE: Current Events and Heritage Protection: Efforts to Protect Culture at Risk MODERATOR: Brian I. Daniels, University of Pennsylvania Museum SPEAKERS: Dr. C. Brian Rose, University Museum of Pennsylvania; Dr. Sarah Parcak, University of Alabama; Dr. Laurie Rush, US Army Cultural Heritage Manager; Dr. Elizabeth… Read More
The US Army has published its job description for Heritage and Preservation Civil Affairs Officers. This new position has the SI (Skill Identifier) 6V and is within the new specialty (G) series within Civil Affairs. It says this position becomes effective in October 2019. Here is the full posting for the position: Department of the… Read More