Case Western Reserve University Lecture: Archaeology, Museums, and War


Brian Rose

Wed/Feb 28, 2018 - 5:30pm
Gartner Auditorium.

Join speaker Brian Rose as he discusses the recent wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria, which have profoundly influenced scholars dealing with the art and material culture of antiquity. Beginning with an examination of the ways in which the past now dominates the present, this talk draws on his personal experiences with museums, foreign wars, and archaeology. An overview of cultural heritage destruction and preservation programs in conflict zones leads to a discussion about museums and repatriation requests in an age of increasing nationalism. Free, registration required (registration opens December 1).