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Panel on Archaeology and History

Looting the Past, Destroying the Future: Revolution, Terrorism, and Archaeology in Egypt and Syria



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NEW YORK, NY - December 10, 2014- Baruch College and The Weissman School of Arts and Sciences is hosting a teach-in discussion titled Looting the Past, Destroying the Future: Revolution, Terrorism, and Archaeology in Egypt and Syria, on Thursday December 11.

This seminar will focus on the connection between politics in places like Egypt and Syria and the destruction or looting of ancient artifacts and artwork.  For instance, what happens to these ancient treasures when wars break out?

Experts in art history, archaeology, and heritage will give presentations and lead the discussion. Panelists include: Anna L. Boozer, Assistant Professor of Ancient History and Archaeology, Baruch College, and Erin Thompson, Assistant Professor of Art History, John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Mark Rice, Assistant Professor of Latin American History, Baruch College, will moderate.

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WHAT: Looting the Past, Destroying the Future: Revolution, Terrorism, and Archaeology in Egypt and Syria

WHEN: Thursday, December 11, 2014

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Baruch College - Newman Vertical Campus

55 Lexington Avenue at 24th Street

Room 8-210

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About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Manny Romero, (646) 660-6141, manuel.romero@baruch.cuny.edu
Mercedes Sanchez, (646) 660-6112, mercedes.sanchez@baruch.cuny.edu
Celene McDermott, (646) 660-6134 celene.mcdermott@baruch.cuny.edu

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