College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series

The University of West Florida College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities presents the Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series showcasing scholars of outstanding prominence who promote the value and role of the Liberal Arts in building and sustaining contemporary culture.


Dr. Donna Yates, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research at the University of Glasgow

Nov. 21, "Stolen Antiquities and White Collar Crime: The Case of the Persian Guard," with Dr. Donna Yates

Join the UWF College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities as Dr. Donna Yates, University of Glasgow, presents the next installment of the Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series.

In 2011 a man walked into the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts during regular opening hours and stole a 2500-year-old Persian relief of a guard valued at over $1.2 million. Many of our most respected museums house stolen antiquities. High-end auction houses and dealers sell loot on a daily basis. Upstanding citizens freely engage in this criminal market. Yet unlike with most illegal commodities, such as drugs or arms, trafficked antiquities can be openly bought and sold, and are often put on public display. How is this possible? Using the Persepolis relief as a case study, this lecture will discuss how research from criminology can be used to understand crime in the art world.

 Event Details

  • Thursday, November 21
  • Museum of Commerce, 201 E. Zaragoza St. 
  • 5:30 - 6 p.m., Reception
  • 7 - 8 p.m., Lecture

* The event is free and open to the public. RSVPs are not required, but seating is limited and based on first-come basis. 


 

2019-2020 Installments

  • November 21, 2019
  • Dr. Donna Yates
  • "Stolen Antiquities and White Collar Crime: The Case of the Persian Guard" 
  • Museum of Commerce
  • February 14, 2020
  • Jeff VanderMeer
  • "Annihilation and the Southern Reach Trilogy"
  • Museum of Commerce
  • April 2, 2020
  • UWF Faculty Panelists 
  • "The Labyrinth"
  • Voices of Pensacola 

 


Installment Sponsors and Partners

The Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series is presented and sponsored by the UWF College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities and UWF Equity & Diversity. It is also funded in part, by the John C. Pace Symposium Series.

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