Len Rinaldi, Apple’s managing director for western Europe, delivered the fifth annual Notre Dame Alumni-Student Lecture earlier this month, to an enthusiastic audience of alumni, Law and Undergraduate students. Read Dr Von Eschenbach’s account of the evening at Notre Dame International’s website.
Prof. Fay Stevens, who leads the course, writes “The Archaeology and Ethics course covers the topics of archaeological ethics; the relationship between archaeology and others (the public, ethnic groups, avocational archaeologists, collectors, etc.); international and national approaches to archaeological heritage management (such as the effects of conflict on heritage); the antiquities market; reburial and repatriation of cultural heritage; issues of identity; the ethics of collecting; plunder; underwater archaeology, and treasure hunting; archaeology as a profession; and archaeological education. We explore these themes in a variety of contexts, including fieldtrips to Bath and Stonehenge, The British Museum (e.g. the Parthenon Marbles, Egyptian Mummies, the Rosetta Stone), The Petrie Museum, The Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers Museums in Oxford etc.”
“As part of our studies, we visited the Duveen Gallery in the British Museum, which displays the British Museum collection of marbles from the Parthenon in Athens. The contested acquisition and ownership of these marbles is a central issue in the topic of archaeology and ethics. Our field trip marks the start and preparation of ‘The Great Debate’, a role-play debate undertaken by the class, in which they take on the identity of either Greek or UK curators/historians/heritage specialists and attempt to come to an agreement with regard to the future ownership and housing of the marbles. Always a popular component of the course, the Great Debate offers a great opportunity to get to grips with a complex and fascinating topic and our trip to the museum provides an excellent context in which to start the process.”
Image © Fay Stevens
Excitement is building ahead of tomorrow’s second annual Stanley Wells Lecture, when we will welcome Sir Nicholas Hytner, the artistic director of the National Theatre, giving a lecture entitled “Stand and Unfold Yourself!” How to Do Shakespeare.
This article from Paul Edmondson for Blogging Shakespeare sums it up well – the anticipation is palpable.
The lecture takes place at 6 pm GMT (1 pm ET) tomorrow (Tuesday 5th March).
The event will be live-streamed at: http://shakespeare.nd.edu/events/stanley-wells-lecture/
The LUP is pleased to announce the winner of our Spring 2013 “London past and present” photo contest: Alex Schoemann with this winning photo, Locating St. Paul’s.
This was a hard contest to judge – you can see all the entries here – so congratulations to Alex, and thank you to all our entrants!
The London Undergraduate Program is pleased to announce the winning entries for our two photo essay competitions, which invite students to reflect on their experiences in London and beyond, and relate them to their classes.
Photo Essay 1 – London/UK
Photo Essay 2 – Abroad