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Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Protection in Wartime

Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Protection in Wartime: 
Contemporary and Historical Perspectives

Callaghan Centre for the Study of Conflict/Research Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Swansea University, 20th May 2011

Introduction: Professor Nicola Cooper, Director, Callaghan Centre for the Study of Conflict, Swansea University

Session 1: Contemporary Approaches to Heritage Protection in Wartime

Richard Osgood (Defence Infrastructure Organisation, UK Ministry of Defence): 'The Contemporary Operating Environment: Cultural Heritage Protection and the British Army'

Laurie Rush (US Army): ‘Protecting the Past to Secure the Future; Heritage Training for Military Personnel’

Charles Kirke (Cranfield University): ‘The View from the Trench: Practical military considerations when Heritage meets War’

Session 2: Historical Approaches 1: War, Politics and Archaeology in the First World War

David Gill (Swansea): 'Excavating under Gunfire: Archaeologists in the Aegean during the First World War'

Amara Thornton (Institute of Archaeology, London): ‘A "Non-Political" Field? Archaeology in Palestine 1917-1926.’

Session 3: Historical Approaches 2: Heritage Protection in the Second World War

Carlotta Coccoli (Milan/Padova): ‘Allied Armies and Preservation of Architectural Heritage during the Second World War: The Cases of Italy and Japan’

Nigel Pollard (Swansea): ‘Methods, Weaknesses and Lessons to be Learned. The Allied Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Sub-Commission in World War Two’

Concluding Comments Dr Jonathan Dunnage, Swansea University


Dr Carlotta Coccoli

Contract Professor of Principles of the Conservation Project of Historical Buildings (Polytechnic of Milan, 1st School of Architecture) AND Contract Professor of Architectural Restoration (University of Padova, Faculty of Arts and Philosophy)

Dr David Gill

Reader in Ancient History, Department of History and Classics, College of Arts and Humanities/Callaghan Centre for the Study of Conflict, Swansea University

Dr Charles Kirke

Lecturer, Military Anthropology and Human Factors, Cranfield University, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Shrivenham

Dr. Richard Osgood

Senior Historic Advisor, Defence Infrastructure Organisation, UK Ministry of Defence

Dr Nigel Pollard

Lecturer in Ancient History, Department of History and Classics, College of Arts and Humanities/Callaghan Centre for the Study of Conflict, Swansea University

Dr. Laurie Rush

US Army, Fort Drum (NY) and The American Academy in Rome

Amara Thornton

PhD candidate, Institute of Archaeology, University College London

The workshop is organised by Dr Nigel Pollard. 

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