The American University of Rome, the Blue Shield, the World Archaeological Congress, Newcastle University and the Competence Center for Cultural Heritage and Cultural Property Protection at the University of Vienna are holding an international conference on Culture Under Threat: the Future of the 1954 Hague Convention (at the AUR – depending on what you do, between the 15th or the 19th and the 21st of May 2014) [updated link].
It will look at present practices and future possibilities for preventing or minimising destruction and looting, and it will discuss the World Archaeological Congress’ Draft Accord on the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict.
Anyone interested can get more details and/or register online [updated link]. Up-to-200-word paper proposals should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com by the 14th of April. Accepted speakers will be notified by the 21st.