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How to Define “Cultural Heritage”: An Intern’s Brief Reflection on a Summer Well-Spent

Olivia Grabowsky, Carnegie Mellon University I am a graduate student studying arts management, which is both a blessing and a curse. In a field offering such a wide array of courses of study and career options, it took me quite a while to decide that I wanted to focus on heritage preservation and policy (which […]


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Intern Reflection: The Cultural Heritage Site List

By Sunny Chen, Columbia University This summer I had the pleasure of interning at the Penn Cultural Heritage Center. I researched cultural heritage sites in Syria, Bosnia, Mali, and Georgia in efforts to create a dataset about cultural heritage.  By studying the history and politics of these countries, I learned to think critically about memorials, […]


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2018-19 Lecture Series: Memory at the Mine of Death with Douglas Smit, 9/27


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Towards an Ethics Charter for Near Eastern Archaeology and Assyriology

January 7th, 2017 Introduction The field of Near Eastern Studies and its various disciplines, from Archaeology to Assyriology, from prehistory to modern times, are now more than ever in need of a charter addressing general ethical principles that concern all scholars in this field, both as individuals and collectively. Such a charter must also respect […]