The PennCHC is proud to introduce a number of new team members! Welcome to Consulting Scholars Joanne Baron and Ben Jeffs, work-study student Raymond McCormack, and volunteer intern Abby Placik. In addition, two of our former volunteers have joined the PennCHC as permanent staff! Congratulations to Jamie O'Connell and Deanna Bell!
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.
Calendar of Events
The PennCHC hosts many events throughout the year, including a monthly lecture series, conferences, and discussion forums. View our schedule to learn more.
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.
Although the scale of looting in Afghanistan is unique, the plundering of war zones is not. From the wars in Iraq to the bitter civil war in Syria, down to the sacking of Rome by the Vandals, the looting of antiquities and valuables has gone hand-in-hand with warfare.