Event Title

OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Using Data to Understand Cultural Destruction

Start Date

27-10-2017 9:30 AM

End Date

27-10-2017 10:15 AM

Abstract

Brian I. Daniels, Ph.D, Penn Cultural Heritage Center, University of Pennsylvania Museum

Speaker Information

Dr. Brian I. Daniels is the director of research and programs for the Penn Cultural Heritage Center at the University of Pennsylvania Museum, a visiting professor in the Sustainable Cultural Heritage Graduate Program at the American University of Rome, and a research associate at the Smithsonian Institution. Dr. Daniels co-directs the Safeguarding the Heritage of Syria and Iraq Project, which aims to enhance the protection of cultural heritage by supporting professionals and activists in conflict areas. He also leads the National Science Foundation-supported Conflict Culture Research Network, a group of fifteen international universities and research organizations focused on the study of intentional cultural destruction. Concerned with indigenous rights, he has worked for over eighteen years with Native American communities on issues related to political sovereignty, cultural repatriation, and heritage preservation. He has received the Society for American Archaeology's Presidential Recognition Award for his efforts to protect Syrian and Iraqi cultural heritage and the Lynn Reyer Award in Tribal Community Development from the Society for the Preservation of American Indian Culture for his work with the Shasta Indian communities of northern California. He previously served as the manager of the National Endowment for the Humanities regional center initiative at San Francisco State University, where he worked on strategies for community engagement, outreach, and cultural documentation. Dr. Daniels received his doctoral degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Oct 27th, 9:30 AM Oct 27th, 10:15 AM

OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Using Data to Understand Cultural Destruction

Brian I. Daniels, Ph.D, Penn Cultural Heritage Center, University of Pennsylvania Museum