On Tuesday, January 16, Richard Leventhal of the PennCHC will be presenting "Rethinking Maya Heritage: Community Archaeology & Future Development" as part of the Penn Latin American & Latino Studies internal speaker series. We hope you can attend!
Who We Are
Faculty and students, independent scholars, and concerned activists have all found an outlet for their ideas and projects at the Penn Cultural Heritage Center.
The PennCHC projects create opportunities for international and national partnerships and intercultural dialogues.
The PennCHC’s educational and professional training programs help law enforcement agents, the legal community, and scholars learn about cultural heritage issues and heritage policies.
Object Histories: Inside Repatriation
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
"Engaging Maya Stories and Maya People" with Paul Sullivan has been moved to the Widener Classroom at the Penn Museum.
October 26, 2017
Widener Classroom, Penn Museum
The PennCHC will be sponsoring four events this fall. We hope you can join us!
The field of Near Eastern Studies and its various disciplines, from Archaeology to Assyriology, from prehistory to modern times, are now more than ever in need of a charter addressing general ethical principles that concern all scholars in this field, both as individuals and collectively. Such a charter must also respect the autonomy of scholars and their freedom of expression. The current document constitutes a first step in that direction.
Research in the Near East
In Spring 2017, Dr. Brian Daniels will offer the course "Cultural Heritage and Conflict," Thursdays from 5-8 PM.
In Spring 2017, Dr. Brian Daniels will offer the course "Natural and Cultural Heritage from a Global Perspective," Mondays from 5-8 PM.
In Spring 2017, Dr. Victoria Aplenc of the Graduate School of Education will be offering EDUC545.008, Museum Education. This graduate level course will also accept upper level undergraduates.
What are museums? And how does their work relate to education? This graduate-level seminar provides an introduction into museum education, its history, pedagogical approaches, and challenges.
Peter Stone, UNESCO Chair in Cultural Property Protection and Peace, Newcastle University and Chair of the UK National Committee of the Blue Shield, welcomes the new Cultural Property Bill announced in the Queen’s Speech. The bill calls for “the UK to ratify the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the event of armed conflict, dealing in cultural property illegally exported from occupied territory to be made criminal offence, and property protected under the convention and its protocols to be identified by new Blue Shield”.
Take a look back on history: The 50th Anniversary of Navajo Film Themselves, a special film program at the Penn Museum of Archaeology Saturday, June 11, 5:00 to 7:00 pm in the Museum’s Rainey Auditorium