Protecting the Past for a More Secure Future: Saving Cultural Property During Conflict and Disaster


Tuesday, October 22, 6:00–7:30 p.m.
SAIC Ballroom, 112. S. Michigan Ave.

Dr. Laurie Rush will present a introduction to the U.S. Department of Defense Archaeology and Historic Preservation Program; how it works on our domestic military bases and its important role in identifying and respecting the cultural property of others during military operations. There will be an emphasis on mapping and planning, education and awareness for military personnel, and the importance of the 1954 Hague convention along with rules and guidance for protecting cultural property. The lecture will include examples from recent conflicts and will illustrate how the military learns from failure and success. 

Presented by the Departments of Visual and Critical Studies, Historic Preservation, Contemporary Practices, and Art History, Theory, and Criticism.