2013 Annual Meeting Plenary Address
Wednesday, November 20, 7:00pm-8:15pm
Cultural Heritage Protection in Zones of Armed Conflict:
Lessons Learned and Future Strategies
Dr. C. Brian Rose
James B. Pritchard Professor of Archaeology, University of Pennsylvania; Curator-in-Charge, Mediterranean Section, Penn Museum of
Archaeology and Anthropology
The 2013 ASOR Annual Meeting Plenary Address promises to be an exciting kick-off to the meeting in Baltimore. Driven by the belief that preservation of cultural property can provide shared goals and an opportunity for cross cultural and trans-national dialogue, a small group of archaeologists and museum professionals have begun to work together at the international level to develop teaching materials specifically designed to teach respect for cultural materials to members of military forces. Members of fighting forces are often the people on whom we must rely to protect historic structures, museums and libraries, and even archaeological sites from the ravages of disaster, both natural and man-made.
From heritage mapping, to archaeology awareness playing cards, to video games and lectures, Dr. Rose will describe teaching methods, preservation accomplishments in conflict and disaster areas, and plans for future international cooperation. Please join us for the Plenary Address at ASOR’s 2013 Annual Meeting.
Please visit the ASOR Annual Meeting Plenary page for more information on this year’s speaker.