3 July 2019 Start
3 July 2019 End
UK The Beveridge Hall, South Block, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU


Saving Ancient Treasures for the World

July 3, 2019

Hellenic Society and Roman Society

Saving Ancient Treasures for the World

10.30 Doors to Beveridge Hall open

11.00 Welcome – Professor Tim Cornell (President, Roman Society)

Chair and respondent: Dr Jonathan Tubb

11.10 Issam Al Hajjar (Syrian Heritage Archive Project, Berlin): A digital archive supporting the Syrian heritage

12.00 Professor Eleanor Robson (UCL): The human dimension: supporting the intellectual and social infrastructure of heritage in conflict and beyond

1.00 lunch

Chair and respondent: Dr Jen Baird

2.00 Dr John Curtis (CEO Iran Heritage Foundation): The destruction, preservation and restoration of cultural heritage in Iraq

3.00 Colonel Matthew Bogdanos (Chief, Antiquities Trafficking Unit, NY District Attorney’s Office): ISIS & Al-Qaeda: Their Destruction of Cultural Heritage

3.45 tea

Chair and respondent: Dr Andrew Burnett

4.15 Professor Roger Bland (formerly Keeper of Department of Britain, Europe and Prehistory, British Museum): A licence to loot or archaeological rescue? The Portable Antiquities Scheme in England and Wales

5.00 Panel Discussion – Chair: Dr Philip Kay

6.00 Closing words – Professor Judith Mossman (President, Hellenic Society)

Admission is free, and includes lunch, and tea in the afternoon.

The Societies thank the Institute of Classical Studies for its assistance in staging this conference, and Mr Christian Levett, owner of Minervamagazine, for his generous support.

A hot lunch and tea in the afternoon will be provided so please book by Thursday 27 June to help us arrange the catering.