Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Open Access Journal: Culture Without Context Newsletter of the Illicit Antiquities Research Centre

Culture Without Context Newsletter of the Illicit Antiquities Research Centre
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The Illicit Antiquities Research Centre (IARC) was established in May 1996, under the then directorship of Professor Colin Renfrew, at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research at the University of Cambridge, England.  It commenced operations in October 1997.  We regret to announce that we will be closing at the end of September 2007.

The purpose of the IARC is to monitor and report upon the damage caused to cultural heritage by the international trade in illicit antiquities (ie. antiquities which have been stolen or clandestinely excavated and/or illegally exported).
The enormous increase in the volume of this trade over the past twenty years has caused the large-scale plundering of archaeological sites and museums around the world.

At the IARC, we raise public awareness of the problems cause by this trade and seek appropriate national and international legislation, codes of conduct and other conventions to place restraint upon it.
All issues produced are the following:
Issue 1, Autumn 1997
Issue 2, Spring 1998

Issue 3, Autumn 1998
Issue 4, Spring 1999
Issue 5, Autumn 1999
Issue 6, Spring 2000
Issue 7, Autumn 2000
Issue 8, Spring 2001
Issue 9, Autumn 2001
Issue 10, Spring 2002
Issue 11, Autumn 2002
Issue 12, Spring 2003
Issue 13, Autumn 2003
Issue 14, Spring 2004
Issue 15, Autumn 2004
Issue 16, Spring 2005
Issue 17, Autumn 2005
Issue 18, Spring 2006
Issue 19, Autumn 2006

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