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Academic Program

Tuesday, 6 April

1. Opening Session
4:00 pm – 6:00pm

Chairperson:
Michael F. Pfeifer (General Secretary of the Foreign Policy and United Nations Association Austria and President of the United Nations Youth and Student Association Austria)

Claire Smith (President of the World Archaeological Congress) and Karl von Habsburg-Lothringen (President of the Association of National Committees of the Blue Shield):

Welcome and opening

Friedrich T. Schipper (University of Vienna & Austrian National Committee of the Blue Shield) and Magnus T. Bernhardsson (University of Iceland and Williams College, U.S.A.)
Archaeology in conflict: setting the agenda. The protection of cultural heritage as an element of conflict solution and peace building.

Elisabeth Trinkl (University of Vienna)
Forum Archaeologiae - on publishing the proceedings of this conference.

Sinje C. Stoyke (International Commission on Missing Persons, Baghdad, Iraq)
Experiences as an archaeologist on mass graves in Iraq and in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Claire Smith (World Archaeological Congress & Flinders University, Australia)
Archaeology in conflict: what role for scientific societies and academic institutions

Panel:

  • Dorothy Lippert (Smithsonian Institution, U.S.A.)
  • Dru McGill (WAC Junior Representative & Indiana University, U.S.A.)
  • Ben A. Nelson (American Anthropological Association & Arizona State University, U.S.A.)
  • Peter G. Stone (UK National Commission for UNESCO & Newcastle University, United Kingdom.)

 

Wednesday, 7 April

2. Jubilee session: 30 years Austrian Society for the Protection of Cultural Property, Entrust of the Presidency of the International League to the Austrian Society for the Protection of Cultural Property
9:00 am – 10:30 am

Chairperson:
Franz Schuller (Austrian Society for the Protection of Cultural Property)
Friedrich T. Schipper (University of Vienna and Austrian National Committee of the Blue Shield)

On behalf of the Austrian Federal Ministry of European and International Affairs:
Johannes Kyrle, General Secretary
Greeting Address

On behalf of the UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Culture:
Jan Hladik, UNESCO
Greeting Address

Maria Teresa Dutli, ICRC – International Committee of the Red Cross Greeting Address

Roland Stachowiak, German Society for the Protection of Cultural Property
The importance of international cooperation for the protection of cultural heritage: the International League of National Societies for the Protection of Cultural Property

Gerhard Sladek, Austrian Society for the Protection of Cultural Property
Private initiatives and cultural property protection:
30 years “Austrian Society for the Protection of Cultural Property”

Norbert Fürstenhofer, Austrian Society for the Protection of Cultural Property
The protection of cultural heritage in the context natural disaster relief missions

 

 

3. Jubilee session: 75 years of the Roerich Pact
11:00 am – 12:00 am

Chairpersons:
Leylya M. Strobl (Austrian Roerich Society / Австрийское Общество Рерихов)
Friedrich T. Schipper (University of Vienna and Austrian National Committee of the Blue Shield)

Alexander V. Zmeyevskiy, Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to International Organizations in Vienna/ Постоянное Представительство Российской Федераци при Международных Организациях в Вене
Greeting Address

Leylya M. Strobl, Austrian Roerich Society /Австрийское Общество Рерихов
The Legacy of the Roerich Pact

Alexey V. Postnikov, the International Centre-Museum by name of N.K. Roerich, Moscow / Международный Центр–Музей имени Н.К.Рериха, Москва
The contribution of Nicholas Roerich to the global cultural heritage

Leylya M. Strobl, Austrian Roerich Society /Австрийское Общество Рерихов &
Friedrich T. Schipper, University of Vienna, Austria
Opening of the exhibition dedicated to
the 75th anniversary of the Roerich Pact.

 

4. Archaeology in Conflict and International Law
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Chairpersons:
Patty Gerstenblith (DePaul University, U.S.A.)
Alexander Gillespie (University of Waikato, New Zealand)

Patty Gerstenblith, De Paul University, U.S.A.
Archaeology in conflict and international law

Christoph Bazil, Federal Ministry for Education, Art and Culture, Austria
New Austrian guidelines for implementing the 1954 Hague Convention and its Protocols

Suzan Topal-Gökceli, University of Vienna, Austria
The Turkish law on the protection of cultural heritage - problems and perspectives

Tetyana Umrykhina, Council of Ministers of  the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Ukraine
Legal limitations of the rights of international archaeological expeditions in the Ukraine

Alexander Gillespie, University of Waikato, New Zealand
The protection of sites of cultural significance in times of war: the failure of law and the challenge of the 21st century

 

5. UNESCO, international organizations and NGOs 1
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Chairperson:
Jan Hladik (UNESCO)
Franz Schuller (Austrian Society for the Protection of Cultural Property)

Jan Hladik, UNESCO
Archaeology in conflict and UNESCO – legal aspects

Carol Westrik, Netherlands National Commission for UNESCO The role of culture in post-conflict and post-disaster situations

Maria Teresa Dutli, ICRC – International Committee of the Red Cross The International Committee of the Red Cross and the protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict

Cristina Menegazzi, ICOM – International Council of Museums Disaster risk management and cultural heritage

Aparna Tandon and Simon Lambert, ICCROM – International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property ICCROM's program on 'First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Conflict'

 

6. UNESCO, international organizations and NGOs 2
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm

Chairperson:
Jan Hladik (UNESCO)
Franz Schuller (Austrian Society for the Protection of Cultural Property)

Karl von Habsburg-Lothringen (Association of National Committees of the Blue Shield)
The NGO network of the Blue Shield

Cori Wegener (U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield)
Implementing the 1954 Hague Convention: the role of Blue Shield national committees

Saadet Guner (Friends of Cultural Heritage Turkey)
Samples of NGOs’ initiatives in the protection of the cultural heritage before-during and after conflicts in recent years

René Teijgeler, Culture in Development, The Netherlands
Please, drive careful! Traffic rules for archaeologists in a conflict zone

 

Thursday, 8 April

7. Archaeology in Conflict and the Military 1
8:30 am – 10:00 am

Chairperson:
Laurie Rush (U.S. Army)
Matthew Bogdanos (U.S. Marine Corps)

Laurie Rush, U.S. Army
Accomplishments through partnership, the US DoD 2008-2010

Serena Bellew, U.S. Department of Defense
US DOD policy, partnership, and beyond

Sarah H. Parcak, and Gregory D. Mumford, University of Alabama Birmingham, U.S.A.
How to form an academic partnership with the US DoD: the archaeology of the future?

James Zeidler, Colorado State University, U.S.A.
On site heritage training in the Middle East

Diane C. Siebrandt, U.S. Department of State
Saving the ancient city of Kish and the role of US military

Hubert Speckner, National Defence Academy, Austria
MilPCP in teaching and training in the Austrian Armed Forces


8. Archaeology in Conflict and the Military 2
10:30 am – 12:00 am

Chairpersons:
Matthew Bogdanos (U.S. Marine Corps)
Laurie Rush (U.S. Army)

Erik Nemeth, Independent Researcher, U.S.A.
The Art of Cultural Intelligence: intelligence for countering threats to cultural property in conflict

Benjamin A. Roberts, University of Georgia, U.S.A.
A case study in cultural heritage protection in a time of war

Christopher L. McDaid, U.S. Army
The role of military heritage managers as a bridge between the academy and war fighter

Joris Kila, Ministry of Defense, The Netherlands
Cultural Property Protection within the military, international military cooperation initiatives experiences in theatre, operational aspects legal aspects, restraints and challenges

Hans-Jürgen Kasselmann, Civil-Military Co-operation Centre of Excellence
PCP in the context of future multinational military operations - a CIMIC endeavour in a comprehensive context

Dominik Horn, Federal Ministry of Defence, Austria
Military guideline for protecting cultural property and safeguarding cultural heritage

 

9. The Ethics of Conflict Archaeology
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Chairperson:
John Carman (University of Birmingham, UK)

Larry Babits, East Carolina University, U.S.A.
“It’s MY heritage”: differing views on recovering materials from conflict sites

Michael Bletzer, Southern Methodist University, U.S.A.
Constructive bias in conflict archaeology? Commemorating the ‘Common Man’ as an ethical research goal

Andy Brockman, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Taking a view: acknowledging and debating multiple viewpoints in the archaeology of modern conflict

John Carman, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
What role is there for a moral stand in conflict archaeology? Or: What can conflict archaeology contribute to debates about the morality of violence?


10. Militarized or Embedded Cultural Heritage Experts, Archaeologists and Anthropologists: on Ethics and Perspectives of the Profession
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Chairpersons:
Karl von Habsburg-Lothringen (Association of National Committees of the Blue Shield, The Hague, The Netherlands)
Sinje C. Stoyke (International Commission on Missing Persons, Baghdad, Iraq)

Allison E. Cuneo, Boston University, U.S.A.
The ethics of embedding: cultural heritage experts in the armed forces

Jon Price, Northumbria University, United Kingdom, in consultation with John Allison, independent researcher, U.S.A.
Which side are you on boys? The problem for embedded
archaeologists and anthropologists

 

11. Special UN-event
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

H.E., the Secretary-General of the United Nations Organization, Ban Ki-moon
Special Lecture, delivered at the “Alter Reichsratssitzungssaal” of the Austrian Parliament, registration is obligatory.


Friday, 9 April

12. Archaeology in Conflict in the Middle East 1
8:30 am – 10:00 am

Chairperson:
Magnus Bernhardsson (University of Iceland and Williams College, U.S.A.)

Rainer Feldbacher, University of Vienna, Austria
Traces of destruction: ancient warfare, archaeology and modern land reclamation in the Holy Land

Magdalena Pfaffl, University of Vienna, Austria
Narratives of bravery and fear: the Masada myth.

Lorenzo Nigro, La Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
10,000 years of archaeology in Palestine: recent discoveries of the Italian-Palestinian Expedition at Tell es-Sultan, ancient Jericho

Adi Keinan, University College London, United Kingdom
Archaeological inventories and cultural heritage management in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Gabriella Rodrigues, State University of Campinas, Brazil
Archaeology and politics in Palestine: an outsider’s perspective

 

13. Archaeology in Conflict in the Middle East 2
10:30 am – 12:00 am

Chairperson:
Gebhard Selz (University of Vienna, Austria)

Leila Papoli Yazdi, Bualisina University, Iran
The birth of a symbol among the Iranians conflict

Maryam Dezhamkhooy, University of Tehran, Iran
War and creation of meta narratives in totalitarian systems: towards archaeology of recent wars

Maryam Rezaian and Vahid Parastesh, University of Tehran, Iran
The role of aboriginal archaeology in approval conventions against mining

Howayda al-Harithy, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Reclaiming the past and post war reconstruction in southern Lebanon

Alessandra Peruzzetto, Jeff Allen, Gina Haney, Gaetano Palumbo,
World Monument Fund
The Future of Babylon Project: management planning at Babylon, Iraq

 

14. Archaeology in Conflict in the Middle East 3
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Chairperson:
Peter G. Stone (UK National Commission for UNESCO and Newcastle Univ.)

Jeffrey Szuchman, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
Protecting archaeological heritage in an oasis of stability: potential threats to the archaeology of the United Arab Emirates

Claudia Näser, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: a case-study on the role of archaeology in the context of contested development projects

Ozge Sade-Mete, University of Washington, U.S.A.
Archaeology contested: ways to remember Anatolian civilizations

Muhammad Mehdi Tavassoli, University of Sistan & Baluchistan, Iran
Archaeology and recent wars

François Langlois, UNESCO
Protection of cultural and archaeological heritage during conflicts: the case of Afghanistan

Hanna Leijen, Centre for International Heritage Activities, The Netherlands
Renewed ownership: renovation of historical palace in Afghanistan shows to be a means for social, cultural and economic development


15. Illicit Trade in Cultural Property and Internet Sales
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm (with a break)

Chairpersons:
Anita Gach (Criminal Intelligence Service – Interpol Vienna, Austria)
Katharyn Hanson (University of Chicago, USA)

Hubert D. Szemethy, University of Vienna, Austria
Patterns of art theft and looting of cultural property

Patty Gerstenblith, De Paul University, U.S.A.
Illicit trade in cultural property and international law

Katharyn Hanson, University of Chicago, U.S.A.
Illicit trade of cultural property and the internet

Saadet Guner, Friends of Cultural Heritage Turkey
Role of NGO to counter increasing illicit sales of cultural objects trough the internet

Sam Hardy, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
Cypriot antiquities rescue from the Turkish deep state: the rescue of forgeries, and the death of Stephanos Stephanou

Michael Müller-Karpe, Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum Mainz, Germany
Archaeologists in conflict: to buy or not to buy. The Sumerian gold vessel from Munich, a case study for dealing with unprovenaced antiquities

Bharat Raj Rawat, ICOM Nepal
Illicit trafficking in art objects from Nepal

Anita Gach, Criminal Intelligence Service – Interpol Vienna, Austria
Illicit trade and Interpol


Saturday, 10 April

16. The Balkans and Beyond
8:30 am – 9:30 am

Chairperson:
Valerie Higgins (The American University of Rome, Italy)

Valerie Higgins, The American University of Rome, Italy
Protecting the past, protecting the future

Alvaro Higueras, Simon Fraser University, Canada (UN Mission in Kosovo)
Aid and reconstruction of heritage in the context of post-conflict societies: Kosovo and Bosnia-Herzegovina

Oliver J. Gilkes, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
Albania: a land which all admire but many dread to view

Björn Thomassen, The American University of Rome, Italy
Istria: Cultural heritage and collective memory


17. Archaeology of Past Conflicts
10:00 am – 12:00 am

Chairperson:
Jon Price, Northumbria University, United Kingdom

Manal Massaud, Menoufiya University, Egypt
Archaeological evidence on the impact of political conflict over the portrait statues of kings - from the beginning of history until the New Kingdom in Ancient Egypt

Alexandre Guida Navarro, Universidade Federal do Maranhão, Brazil
Kukulcan and Kakupacal: captains of Chichen Itza

Rebecca Welshman, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Hillforts in times of war: lost cultural spaces

Michal Rak, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
The Focke-Wulf from Nynice - excavation of a German WWII fighter plane shot down near Pilsen on May 8, 1945

Peter G. Stone (UK National Commission for UNESCO & Newcastle Univ.)
Rivers, Woolley, Rumsfeld, Chilcot ... characters in search of a
resolution. A historical survey on the political role of cultural heritage
for the military in conflict in the 20th century

Mhairi Sutherland, Graduate School of Arts and Media Dublin, Ireland
Arc of Fire - What are the visible and invisible archaeologies of conflict in the landscape and how may these be contextualized and represented through arts practice?


18. The Next Generation: Discussing Archaeology in Conflict
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Chairpersons:
Ashley Sands and Kristin Butler (University of Southern California, U.S.A.)

Ashley Sands and Kristin Butler, University of Southern California, U.S.A.
The Next Generation Project

Saadet Guner, Friends of Cultural Heritage Turkey, and
Melek Yıldızturan, Museum of Anatolian Civilization, Turkey
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and cultural heritage: the experience of past wars for the next generation

Anikó Kapornaki, Eötvös Loránd University Budapest, Hungary
From plundering to cultural heritage protection

Daniel Saucedo-Segami, Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan
Archaeology and social conflict: illegal appropriation of land and protection of archaeological heritage in Peru

Ndukuyakhe Ndlovu, Newcastle University, UK
Archaeology at crossroads - an armed or 'peaceful society'?


19. Closing session: Archaeology in Conflict – What Role for the Scientific Community
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Chairperson:
C. Adebayo Folorunso (University of Ibadan, Nigeria,
and Vice-President of WAC)

Plenum

 

 

 

 

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