Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Towards a Bibliography for Looted Antiquities: the ACCG list

Following an interesting dialogue on Kimberly Alderman's blog about bibliographies relating to looted antiquities, she now notes the appearance of a new list on the ACCG website. She writes:
The ACCG bibliography is not a direct supplement to the Jarvis bibliography because it pertains to the cultural property debates generally as opposed to looting in particular, but I think it was a great idea for collectors, who felt their academic publications were underrepresented, to put together a list to round out the available resources for scholars. I have suggested that the collectors approach Jarvis and discuss how the list might be rounded out, but it does not appear anyone has done so yet.
I will not write a critique of the ACCG bibliography here. It is a mixed bag of newspaper reports, academic articles, memoranda. I note that there is nothing from the Journal of Field Archaeology that has had a regular commentary on the antiquities market since 1974; only two papers from the International Journal of Cultural Property (Fincham and Merryman); nothing by (for example) Brodie, Chippindale, Ede, Elia, Isman, Mackenzie, Miles, O'Keefe, Ortiz, Renfrew, Tubb, Vitelli, Zimmerman or even de Montebello; Appiah's Cosmopolitanism is overlooked.

The ACCG offering notes: "The bibliography that follows is supplemental to those as it focuses on resources with a more balanced perspective." Some of the works that appear under "balanced views" elsewhere on the ACCG website do not make it into the final list.

I have posted some of my recent work here.

Bookmark and Share so Your Real Friends Know that You Know

No comments:

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails