Sponsored by: UNC
Fiona Greenland is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia. She studies the construction of cultural heritage and the uses of antiquities in contemporary politics and markets. Greenland will discuss Italy’s efforts to bring their cultural artifacts home, crystallized in the Art Squad, the highly visible military-police art protection unit. Greenland reveals the contemporary actors in this tale, taking a close look at the Art Squad and state archaeologists on one side and unauthorized excavators, thieves, and smugglers on the other.