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What We Talk About When We Talk About “Community Archaeology”

By: gracego

By Carlos Price-Sanchez, International Education and Development, Penn Graduate School of Education Beginning this week, the Penn Cultural Heritage Center will embark on an online series discussing core topics in archaeology and anthropology. This series will explore the multitude of programs affiliated with the center, offering a glimpse into the lives and thoughts of those operating […]

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

By: gracego

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: gracego

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

By: gracego

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Towards an Ethics Charter for Near Eastern Archaeology and Assyriology

By: gracego

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 […]

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Now make a map, they said

By: gracego

By Andris Straumanis, George Mason University This post was originally published April 10, 2018 on the Conflict Culture Research Network blog. As our group of graduate interns from George Mason University continues to collect and verify data for the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative, we now have been given a new task: Think about how best to show […]

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