Events include conferences, working groups, academic symposia, and lectures that are open to both military and civilians. Forthcoming events logistics should include dates, places, times, contact infomation, descriptions, website links, maps, etc.


CHAMP Colloquium at AIA Annual Meeting, in  New Orleans, LA on 8-11 Jan 2015.

CHAMP will host a colloquium (listed as Session 6G in the preliminary program), and will be held on Sat, 9 Oct, from 1:45-4:45pm. The colloquium is on “Building Capacity For Global Cultural Property Protection,” with examples from several countries and sites.  Come meet fellow CHAMP members and learn what everyone is doing!

Online registration for the Annual Meeting is now closed, but you can still register at the convention. The conference hotels are the New Orleans Sheraton and the Marriott, across the street from one another. Another hotel offering the AIA discount is AC by Marriott on Bourbon St., three blocks from the Sheraton. You can make reservations before 3 Jan.

In addition to the CHAMP colloquium, several other paper sessions will be held on topics of related interest. Following is a list of sessions:

– Roundtable Discussions (from Theresa Sims) “On behalf of Richard Leventhal, University of Pennsylvania, and a team of co-PIs: Brian Daniels from Penn: Corine Wegener, Smithsonian Institution; and Susan Wolfinbarger, American Association for the Advancement of Science, please join us in a Roundtable with other archeologists during the AIA Annual Meeting (date and time TBD) at the conference center, Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, 500 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA.

– Fri, 9 Jan, 8:00am-10:30am, Session 1E: “Workshop Politics and Archaeology in the Middle East: New Paradigms of Cooperation”

– Fri, 9 Jan, 8:00am-10:30am, Session 1H: “Emergency Measures for Archaeology Sites and Museum Collections in Times of Crisis”

– Fri, 9 Jan, 10:45-12:45pm, Session 2I Archaeology Sites in Jeopardy: Problems and Prospects.”

– Fri, 9 Jan, 10:45-12:45pm, Poster Session, 2K:

— “ASOR’s Syrian Heritage Initiative: Planning for Safeguarding Heritage Sites in Syria.”

— “Combatting Cultural Racketeering: The Battle Against the Looting Pandemic – Prescribing Research, Policy, and a Dose of Cross-Disciplinary Cooperation.”

– Sun, 11 Jan, 8:00am-10:45am, Session 7I: “Cultural Heritage Preservation in Cambodia.”

Sightseeing: Visit the National Museum of WWII, where the new Monument Men gallery explains the heroic deeds of our predecessor organization! The museum is very close to the hotel.


Cultural Heritage Imaging (CHI) Newsletter discusses various training classes for imaging, calibrated scale bars for sale, and the CHI workshop being presented at the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) in San Francisco in April 2015.


Announcement and invitation To the International Conference on Archeology 2015 :  Ancient Cultures in the Lands of the Bible (Jerusalem, June 2015)

And a call for Abstracts: The scientific committee of the conference invites experts to submit abstracts on the conference topics. The list of topics is presented on the conference web-site:

More details on the conference are available on the site:


From: “Salima Ikram”


The American University in Cairo Press is pleased to announce a new series to be entitled The AUC History of Ancient Egypt, intended to build incrementally into a comprehensive set of works covering the period from prehistory to the fourth century AD. However, there is no intention to predetermine the volumes be published, but rather to provide an umbrella for a series of authoritative, fully documented, but accessible, treatments of discrete periods of ancient Egyptian history or cross-period historical themes, conforming to a uniform design, yet fully viable as stand-alone volumes.

The target audience embraces scholars, students and informed amateurs. Thus the volumes will not only meet normal academic standards of scholarship, but also will be readable and illustrated as necessary for broader intelligibility. Total length, including notes, captions, and bibliography, is envisaged as ranging from 60,000 to 95,000 words.

We are currently gathering projects for the first wave of volumes, probably to appear from 2016 (with first manuscripts delivered in 2015). If you are interested in publishing something in the series, please get in touch with the General Editors as below.

Aidan Dodson University of Bristol (UK) –

Salima Ikram  American University in Cairo (Egypt) –

General Editors of the AUC History of Ancient Egypt


The Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives Opens for Research a Collection related to Egyptology

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives announces the availability for research of the Irvine McManus records related to “Treasures of Tutankhamun” exhibition: records from the Exhibition Coordinator of the first “blockbuster” exhibition at the Museum of spectacular items from the boy king’s tomb, on loan from the Cairo Museum in Egypt, which also toured six other American museums from 1977 to 1979. Finding aid link:

This is one of 15 collections of Museum records being arranged, described, and cataloged over 27 months with generous funding from the Leon Levy Foundation. Other collections to be processed include records of past Museum directors and senior staff who were intimately involved in the formation, growth, and leadership of the Museum. They include the Museum’s first salaried director, Luigi Palma di Cesnola; the Museum’s fifth director and proponent of educational programming and public outreach, Francis Henry Taylor; the Museum’s sixth director and head of the U.S. Army’s Museums and Fine Arts and Archives section during World War II, James Rorimer; and Thomas Hoving, best known as the driving force behind the Museum’s “blockbuster” exhibitions during his tenure as director from 1966-1977.

For information about access to the physical materials at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives, contact archives@metmuseum or visit our website at

About the Leon Levy Foundation: The Leon Levy Foundation, founded in 2004, is a private, not-for-profit foundation created from the estate of Leon Levy, an investor with a longstanding commitment to philanthropy. The Foundation’s overarching goal is to support scholarship at the highest level, ultimately advancing knowledge and improving the lives of individuals and society at large.


We are proud to announce The Vietnam Maritime Archaeology Project Center.

Unlike our other exhibits, project journals, and “in the field” pages that feature one specific project, a “Project Center” acts as a clearing house of sorts and hosts information on numerous sites and includes articles, photos, interactive images, maps, links, reports, and references surrounding a main topic.

Dr. Mark Staniforth and a team of researchers, who have been working in Vietnam for the past few years, created the project center to increase awareness at local, provincial, national and international levels about the extent and nature of Vietnam’s underwater and maritime cultural heritage. The site will present material about a range of maritime archaeology projects as well as maritime and underwater cultural heritage investigations that are being conducted in Vietnam today.

Please visit the Vietnam Maritime Archaeology Project Center and explore Vietnam’s fascinating maritime history including 10th century battles against Kublai Khan, traditional boat building, shipwrecks, NAS training efforts and more. You can explore the site here:

T. Kurt Knoerl Ph.D.


Michael Hallett is the new editor of “Liaison,” the journal of the Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance at PACOM. Advances in caring for cultural property in disaster situations would make for an informative article.

COE  Announces Call for Papers: The Center for Excellence in Disaster Management & Humanitarian Assistance invites submissions to the next issue of Liaison, a journal focusing on current and emerging issues and trends in disaster management and humanitarian assistance.

We invite submissions, from contributors of all backgrounds, focused on enhancements to disaster management capabilities, including prevention, resiliency and response. Submissions made by local actors in the Asian-Pacific region are especially welcome. The journal aims to promote increased understanding among disaster management practitioners and policy makers.

Please direct questions to the Editor



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