School of Arts and Cultures

Staff Profiles

Professor Peter Stone OBE

UNESCO Chair in Cultural Property Protection and Peace

Background

Introduction

Peter is currently the UNESCO Chair in Cultural Property Protection and Peace at Newcastle - the only such Chair in the world. He is Chair of the UK Committee of the Blue Shield and Vice President of Blue Shield International. The Blue Shield is the international NGO created in 1996 to advise UNESCO on the protection of cultural heritage in the event of armed conflict. Peter was previously Head of the School of Arts and Cultures and Professor of Heritage Studies in the International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies at Newcastle. Before joining Newcastle he had worked for English Heritage, as a field archaeologist, and history teacher.

 In 2003 Peter was advisor to the UK’s Ministry of Defence regarding the identification and protection of the archaeological cultural heritage in Iraq. He has remained active in working with the military to refine attitudes and develop processes for the better protection of cultural property in times of conflict. He has written extensively on this topic including co-editing, with Joanne Farchakh Bajjaly, The Destruction of Cultural Heritage in Iraq (2008) and editing Cultural Heritage, Ethics and the Military (2011). His article ‘The 4 Tier approach’ led directly to the establishment of a Joint Service Cultural Property Protection Unit in UK forces to become operational in 2019/20.

Peter was appointed to the University in 1997, as Director of the International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies (ICCHS) in the School of Arts and Cultures in 2001, and as Head of School in 2006 (until December 2015). Between 1998 and 2008 he was Honorary Chief Executive Officer of the World Archaeological Congress.

Peter was awarded an OBE in the 2011 Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to heritage education.

He is married with four children.

Background

After obtaining a first degree in modern history, and a Diploma in Education, Peter taught history in England and English in Greece. In his spare time he worked as an archaeologist on a number of sites including the Anglo-Scandinavian site of Coppergate in York, the Saxon site of Hamwic in Southampton, and on the Neolithic excavations at Hambledon Hill in Dorset. He then took an MA in archaeological method and theory before setting up with Professor Peter Ucko, and then running, the 'Archaeology and Education Project' at the University of Southampton. Peter's PhD thesis investigated the teaching of the past, with special reference to prehistory, in the English primary curriculum.

Peter joined the English Heritage Education Service in 1988. While at English Heritage he was seconded for a year to be regional administrator where he had day-to-day responsibility for over 100 sites and properties in the South West. As part of this post he was responsible for Stonehenge at the summer solstice and other calendar events when these were a source of major social conflict - a responsibility he retained for over three years.

Peter was heavily involved in the creation and development of the World Archaeological Congress (WAC) and was the Honorary Chief Executive Officer of WAC between 1998 and 2008. He has worked as a consultant and advisor regarding heritage education, interpretation and management in many parts of the world and was part of the team that developed the World Heritage Education project for UNESCO. Peter joined the staff at Newcastle in 1997.

In 2003 Peter became the special advisor to the UK Ministry of Defence regarding the identification and protection of the cultural heritage in Iraq. He was the Chair of the Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site Management Plan Committee (2005-2012), a member of the Culture Committee of the UK National Commission for UNESCO (2005-2011), and a member of the National Archaeology Panel of the National Trust (2005-2012).

 Peter explains some of his work here:

http://www.ncl.ac.uk/research/impact/areasofresearchimpact/humanities/protecting-cultural-property/#discovermore

Roles and Responsibilities

Peter is currently the UNESCO Chair in Cultural Property Protection and Peace at Newcastle - the only such Chair in the world. He is Chair of the UK Committee of the Blue Shield, Vice President of Blue Shield International,.and a member of the UK National Commission for UNESCO's Expert Network.

Qualifications

1979 BA History, University of Stirling
1979 Diploma in Education, University of Stirling (DipEd)
1983 MA Archaeological Method and Theory, University of Southampton
1991 PhD Teaching the Past, with Special Reference to Prehistory, in English Primary Education, University of Southampton

Previous Positions

Jan 2006 - Dec 2016 Head of the School of Arts and cultures

August 2001 – Dec 2005 Director of ICCHS
August 2000 – 2007 Senior Lecturer in Heritage Studies, ICCHS
Oct 1997 – August 2000 Lecturer in Heritage Studies, Department of Archaeology/International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies (ICCHS), Newcastle University
Nov 1995 - Sept 1997 Education Officer for Further, Adult and Higher Education, English Heritage
Nov 1991 - Dec 1992 Acting Regional Administrator, (Temporary secondment) South West Properties in Care, English Heritage
March 1988 – Nov 1995 Regional Education Officer, South West Historic Properties, English Heritage
Feb 1985 - March 1988 Project Manager and Co-ordinator, Archaeology and Education Project, University of Southampton
Oct 1980 - June 1981 Teacher of English Frontesterion of Foreign Languages, Athens
Jan 1979 - July 1980 Teacher of History, St Peter's High School, Doncaster

Between June 1981 and February 1985 Peter held a number of short term academic and archaeological field contracts in England.

Memberships

Council for British Archaeology, World Archaeological Congress.

Honours and Awards

2016 Appointed UNESCO Chair for Cultural Property Protection and Peace

2013    Recipient of the Peter Ucko Memorial Award (for a significant contribution to archaeology as envisaged by the World Archaeological Congress)  

2013    Awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the World Archaeological Congress for services to world archaeology

2011    Officer of the British Empire (OBE) awarded in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to Heritage Education

2011 James R Wiseman book award by the Archaeological Institute of America for 'The Destruction of Cultural Heritage in Iraq'

1997 Elected Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (FSA)

1991 Elected Member of the Institute of Field Archaeologists (MIFA)
1986 Elected Associate of the Institute of Field Archaeologists (AIFA)

 

 

Research

Research Interests

Peter Stone is the UNESCO Chair in Cultural Property Protection & Peace. As such, the majority of his current research relates to the protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict - see publications list. As part of this work Peter co-edited, with Joanne Farchakh Bajjaly, The Destruction of Cultural Heritage in Iraq (2008). In 2011,which was awarded the prestigious James R Wiseman book award by the Archaeological Institute of America.

Peter's [2013] “4 Tier Approach in the Protection of Cultural Property”, in British Army Review led directly to the establishment of the UK’s Joint Service Military CPP Working Group that in turn is working to establish a new Joint Service CPP Unit to be fully operational by 2020. The “4 Tier Approach” and his 2016 Museum International “The Challenge of Protecting Heritage in Times of Armed Conflict” (that identified 7 risks to CP during armed conflict) provide the core academic basis for the so-called ‘Blue Shield Approach’ – the strategic document for the Blue Shield NGO that was set up in 1996 to advise UNESCO on CPP. Peter was instrumental in the UK passing the Cultural Protection (Armed Conflict) Act in 2017 that allowed to UK to ratify the 1954 Hague Convention on the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and its two Protocols, being thanked personally for his contribution in all debates in both Houses of Parliament.

In 2008 he worked with staff of the Oriental Institute in Chicago to produce a travelling version of their exhibition 'Catastrophe! The Destruction of Cultural Heritage in Iraq'.

More generally, Peter has published widely on heritage management, interpretation and education. His first co-edited (with Bob MacKenzie) book, The Excluded Past: archaeology in education was the subject of a 30 year retrospect session at the 8th World Archaeological Congress held in Japan in 20016.

Peter has worked extensively overseas and advised UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre on the original development of the World Heritage Education Programme.


Other Expertise

Among his many heritage roles Peter was Honorary Chief Executive Officer of the World Archaeological Congress between 1998 and 2008 and had worked for the organisation since 1984. He was Executive Series Editor for the One World Archaeology series between 1999 & 2003. He currently chairs the Editorial Board for the Heritage Matters series http://www.ncl.ac.uk/sacs/icchs/research/heritagematters/. He was a member of the Culture Committee of the UK National Commission for UNESCO (2005-2011), Chair of the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site Management Plan Committee (2005-2012), and a member of the National Trust’s Archaeology Advisory Panel (2005-2012). In 2004 he worked with the North East Regional Development Agency regarding the economic value of World Heritage Sites to the region. In 2008 he worked with the International Centre for Chinese Heritage and Archaeology (ICCHA), a collaborative project between the School of Archaeology and Museology of Peking University and the Institute of Archaeology of University College London, to organise a major conference in China on ‘Sharing Archaeology’. In 2011 he helped organise the Euro/Asia Economic Forum in Xi’an, China.

Current Work

Peter's most recent books are Cultural heritage, ethics and the military (edited 2011) and Managing, Using, and Interpreting Hadrian's Wall as World Heritage (co-edited 2013).

The majority of his current research relates to the protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict.

Postgraduate Supervision

Peter is currently on the supervisory panel for six research students who are researching a variety of topics relating to cultural property protection, heritage management, interpretation, and education. Peter's students are:

1]  Mike Haynes (Doctor of Philosophy)

Thesis title: Designing and implementing successful donor funded rural heritage tourism projects in developing countries: An analysis of projects in Cambodia and Vietnam contrasted with emerging tourism strategy in Myanmar

2] Adam Goldwater (Doctor of Philosophy)

Thesis title: Where’s the Learning? School-Museum Partnerships: Co-expertise and the Co-production of Learning for Primary School Aged Children.

3] Nurul Ismail (Doctor of Philosophy)

Thesis title: Culinary Heritage Development in Malaysia

4]  David Selnick (Doctor of Philosophy)

Thesis title: Assessing the ability of the 1954 Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and its two Protocols to adequately protect cultural property in modern conflict

5] Philip Sabelli (Doctor of Philosophy)

Thesis title: A Study of the Integration of Museum Collections in Higher Education Curricula

6] Summer Oxlade (MLitt)

Provisional Dissertation title: Protection, Reconstruction, and representation

 

Recent graduates supervised by Peter include:

1] Yong Zhao (Doctor of Philosophy)

Thesis title: Safeguarding cultural heritage through sustainable cultural heritage tourism

2] Dinc Sarac (Doctor of Philosophy)

Thesis title: Archaeological Heritage Management in Turkey: The case of Antalya

3] Tony McDonald (Doctor of Philosophy)
Thesis title: How can World Heritage Sites in England address the aims of World Heritage education more effectively

 4] Michal Ryszard Koskowski (Doctor of Philosophy)
Thesis title: The management of castles in Poland in the early 21st century

 5] Shatha Abu Khafajah (Doctor of Philosophy)
Thesis title: Towards a sustainable architectural heritage management: a planning model based on the architectural heritage within the urban context of Jordan

6] Joanne Lea (Doctor of Philosophy)
Thesis title: Public archaeology, education and the development of a stewardship ethic

7] Arwa Badran (Doctor of Philosophy)
Thesis title: Utilising Archaeology Museums for Teaching Citizenship in Jordanian Primary Schools

8] Suzanne Thomas (Doctor of Philosophy)
Thesis title: The relationships between archaeologists and metal detector users in England and Wales: impact of past and implications for the future

9] Hamimi Omar (Doctor of Philosophy)
Thesis title: Heritage Tourism Management in Malaysia

10] Jane Brampton (Master of Letters)

Dissertation title: World Heritage sites and Tourism 

11] David Brough (Master of Letters)

Dissertation title: Factors influencing progress towards the functional establishment of the Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site 

 

Esteem Indicators

2017 - present Elected Vice President of the Blue Shield (international)

2013 - 2017 Elected Secretary of the Association of National Committees of the Blue Shield

2013 – present Elected Chair of the UK National Committee of the Blue Shield

2010    Visiting Fellow, Indiana University

2005-2011 Nominated Member for the Culture Committee of the UK National Commission for UNESCO
2005-2012 Invited Member of the National Archaeology Panel for the National Trust
2005-2012 Elected Chair, Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site Management Plan Committee
2004 Visitor, Department of Archaeology, University of Auckland, New Zealand (October – December)
2004 Visiting Scholar, Department of Archaeology, University of Adelaide, Australia (July-October)
2002 – present Invited Member, Editorial Advisory Board Journal for Tourism and Cultural Change
2001 – 2006 Appointed Member, Education and Training Committee, ICOMOS UK
2000 Appointed Member Working Party on Public access and interpretation, Government Review of Heritage
2000 - present Elected Member of the York Archaeological Trust
2000 – present Appointed Member, Education Committee, York Archaeological Trust
2000 – present Invited Member, Editorial Advisory Board Public Archaeology
1999 - 2005 Appointed Representative Council for British Archaeology, Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site Management Plan Committee
1998 - 1999 Appointed Member, Cultural Heritage National Training Organisation Standards Review Steering Committee
1998 - present Appointed Chief Executive Officer, World Archaeological Congress
1998 - 2004 Appointed Executive Series Editor, One World Archaeology, Routledge, London.
1998 Appointed Member, Advisory Panel on archaeology A’Level to Qualification and Curriculum Authority
1997 - 1999 Appointed Special Adviser on Stonehenge, Council for British Archaeology
1997 - 2003 Appointed Chair, Council for British Archaeology, Education Committee
1997 - present Appointed Series Editor, Issues in Heritage Management. English Heritage/Routledge, London
1996 -1998 Appointed Member, Advisory and Drafting Team to UNESCO for the World Heritage Education Project and Kit
1989 - 1991 Founder Member, Editorial Board, Archaeology and Education (International Newsletter)
1988 - 1990 Appointed Associate Editor, Journal of Indigenous Studies
1988 - 1991 Appointed Member, Scientific Committee of the European Centre for the Cultural Heritage, Barcelona
1988 - 1989 Appointed Honorary Vice Chairman, Institute of Field Archaeologists

 

 

Recent conference presentations 

2018 Invited keynote speaker, Blue Shield Australia Conference, Canberra, The Blue Shield: past, present, and future

2018 Invited speaker, Australian Department of Environment & Energy, World Heritage sites as ambassadors for Peace

2018 Invited keynote speaker, Heritage under fire conference, Deakin University, Melbourne, The Blue Shield Approach 

2017 Invited Lecturer, Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale, Cairo, Egypt: Protecting cultural property in the event of armed conflict

2017 Invited keynote speaker, International Cultural forum, Lima, Peru: The protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict

2017 Invited speaker, Communicating World Heritage conference, Ironbridge Institute, UK: World Heritage sites as ambassadors for peace

2017 Invited Keynote speaker, Coping with Culture Expert Meeting, organised by the German Bundeswehr (Armed forces), Koblenz, Germany: Protecting cultural property in conflict: a long journey

2017 Invited speaker, United Nations, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva, Inter-sessional seminar on Cultural rights and the protection of cultural heritage

2017 Invited organiser and speaker, Culture in Conflict symposium, UK Defence Academy, Shrivenham, UK: The Blue Shield Approach

2017 Invited speaker, Sotheby’s Institute of Art Summer Study: Art Crime: The protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict or natural disaster

2017 Invited Keynote speaker, Conference on Protection of Cultural Heritage in Emergency Situations, Ankara, Turkey: Protecting cultural property in conflict: critical responsibility or unnecessary distraction?

2017 Invited Keynote speaker, US Air Force Language, Regional Expertise, and Culture Symposium, Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, USA: The protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict; unhelpful distraction or important responsibility?

2017 Invited speaker, US Air Force Language, Regional Expertise, and Culture Symposium, Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, USA: The development and future applications of the UN course on cultural property protection for armed forces

2017 Invited discussant,New York Times Art for Tomorrow conference, Qatar, Boundaries, Identity and the Public Realm: The past for the future: protection of cultural legacy: Palmyra

2017 Invited speaker, Blue Helmet/Blue Shield Forum, Vienna, Austria: Best Practice on Peace Keeping and Cultural Property Protection: The Blue Shield and cultural property protection

2017 Invited discussant, UK Defence Geospatial Intelligence Conference, London, UK: Panel Discussion, Collaboration on CPP – Challenges & Opportunities

2016 Invited speaker and panellist, Australian ICRC conference: Protecting Cultural Property in Armed Conflict, Obligations in War and Peace, Adelaide, Australia: Protecting cultural property in the event of armed conflict

2016 Invited speaker, Australian Department of Defence conference, ISIL and Middle Eastern Regional Dynamics, Canberra, Australia: Cultural Heritage, Ethics and the Military

2016 Invited Keynote speaker, UNESCO Pacific Workshop on the Hague Convention, Fiji: The Blue Shield

2016 Invited speaker, University of Sapporo Symposium on Higher Education for Sustainability Development Goals: Cultural Heritage and the Sustainable Development Goals.  A missed opportunity?

2016 Invited speaker, 10th International Conference on Applied Ethics, Sapporo, Japan: Ethical issues relating to the protection of cultural property during armed conflict

2016 Invited Keynote speaker, Nanjing Forum, China: Protecting cultural heritage as an ambassador for peace

2016 Invited participant, Royal Ontario Museum workshop, Relevance and Application of Heritage in Contemporary Society: Lessons since 2003: Protecting cultural heritage during conflict

2016 Invited Keynote speaker, Centre de Recherches en Archéologie et Patrimoine, Université libre de Bruxelles, International Seminar on the destructions against archaeological heritage through history, Protecting cultural heritage in times of conflict

2016 Invited speaker, Coping with Culture Expert Meeting, organised by the German Bundeswehr (Armed forces), Koblenz, Germany: The Blue Shield and UNESCO’s Generic Training Materials for the Military

2016 Invited speaker, International Council of Museums 24th General Conference, Milan, Italy, disaster risk reduction for museums in crisis: Cultural property protection in conflict

2016 Invited Keynote speaker, Culture in Conflict symposium, UK Defence Academy, Shrivenham, UK: CPP,Overview of developments since May 2015

2016 Invited speaker, Lebanese Library Association conference: Thinking Together: Create, Share, Preserve and Access: Protecting cultural heritage in conflict

2016 Invited participant, UN conference on the Prevention of violent extremism, Geneva

2016 Invited speaker, BALTIC Omer Fast symposium, Newcastle: Heritage, truth, memory, ethics, and hope..?

2016 Invited speaker, University of Oslo Symposium, War and the Protection of Cultural Heritage: Whose cultural heritage is the 1954 Hague Convention meant to protect? Can cultural property be protected during conflict?

2016 Invited chair, Cultural heritage and conflict session, Council for British Research in the Levant & London Middle East Institute at SOAS conference, SOAS, London

2016 Invited discussant, New York Times Art for Tomorrow conference, Culture under attack debate, Qatar

2016 Invited chair, British Academy: Libyan Antiquities at Risk project conference, British Academy, London.

2016 Invited speaker, Society Legal Scholars conference: Iraq: Legal-Political Legacies, Newcastle: Protecting cultural property during armed conflict

2016 Invited speaker, International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works annual AGM lecture, London: The protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict

2015    Invited Keynote speaker, International Expert Meeting within the Framework of the 3rd UN World Conference on disaster Risk Reduction, Tokyo/Sendai Japan. The Blue Shield as an important mechanism for creating and maintaining networks of heritage professionals for DRR.

2015    Invited speaker, British Academy, London. Syrian Heritage in crisis panel meeting.

2014    Invited speaker, Atlantic Council UK, Seminar on Soft versus Hard diplomacy: NATO 65 Years On, Newcastle, UK. Who takes the lead: NATO or NATO States? Cultural Property Protection during Armed Conflict.

2014    Invited speaker, NATO Seminar on Human Security, The Hague, Netherlands: The protection of cultural property in conflict: the work of Blue Shield.

2014    Speaker, International Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management annual conference, Jishou, China: Managing Hadrian’s Wall, from archaeological monument to regional economic asset.

2014    Invited Keynote speaker, ICOM UK Annual General Meeting: Cultural Property in Conflict: The role of Blue Shield.

2014    Invited Keynote speaker, Coping with Culture Expert Meeting, organised by the German Bundeswehr (Armed forces) and Austrian Defence Academy, Vienna, Austria: The Blue Shield, past, present, future.

2014    Invited speaker, European Association of Archaeologists’ annual conference, Istanbul, Turkey: Cultural Property Protection in the Event of Armed Conflict: The Work of Blue Shield.

2014    Invited Keynote speaker, Culture in Conflict symposium, UK Defence Academy, Shrivenham, UK: Cultural Property Protection: Military Good Sense.

2014    Speaker, Culture under Threat: The future of the 1954 Hague Convention Conference, Rome, Italy: The Blue Shield: the 4 Tier Approach to CPP.

2014    Invited speaker, Ethics, Museums and Archaeology Workshop, Oxford, UK: Cultural Property, Ethics, and the Military.

2014    Invited speaker, Institute of Art and Law seminar, London, UK: Cultural Property Protection and Blue Shield.

2013    Invited speaker, Living Walls – Barriers, Boundaries and Borders: A Force for Peace? Conference, Carlisle, UK: UNESCO; its work and significance in promoting peace.

2013    Invited speaker, Centre on Human Rights in Conflict, London, UK: Protecting cultural property during conflict: to who's advantage?

2013    Keynote speaker, CyArk Conference, London, UK: The Blue Shield: trying to avoid cultural property becoming a victim of conflict.

2013    Speaker, The Creative and Cultural Industries conference, Beijing, China: Training for the Creative and Cultural Sector

2013    Invited speaker, Euro/Asia Economic Forum, Centralised Conference of China/Eurasia museum directors, Xi’an China: Training for the Sector: The International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies, Newcastle University, UK.

2013    Invited Keynote speaker, UNESCO Seminar on the Implementation of the 1954 Hague Convention, Beirut, Lebanon: Protection of cultural heritage in post-conflict/post disaster situations.

2013    Invited chair, Vulnerability and Cultural Heritage: crime, illicit trade, stewardship, and ethics, Leicester, UK.

2013    Invited speaker, British Institute for International and Comparative Law, London, UK: Cultural Property Protection – 10 years after the invasion of Iraq.

2013    Invited speaker, 7th World Archaeological Congress, Amman, Jordan: Cultural heritage experts and the military: a 4-Phase model for co-operation.

2012    Invited speaker, UNESCO International Expert Meeting on Conflict and Post-conflict Approaches in the MENA Region, Leiden, The Netherlands: UNESCO and post-conflict/post disaster – opportunities and responsibilities.

2012    Invited Keynote speaker, UNESCO World Heritage Youth Summit, Greenwich, UK: The value of World Heritage.

2012    Invited expert participant, UNESCO Expert Meeting on the Protection and Promotion of Museums and Collections, Rio, Brazil.

2012    Invited speaker, Protecting Cultural Property During Military Operations: Implications for Strategy Tactics and Preservation, Local and Global’, UK Defence Academy, Shrivenham, UK: Cultural heritage experts and the military: a 4-Phase model for co-operation.

2012    Invited Keynote speaker, Archives, Artefacts, Amateurs & Academics, Derby, UK: Amateurs, Academics, and Professionals working together.

2012    Invited speaker, Archaeology in War, Oxford, UK: Cultural heritage experts and the military: a 4-Phase model for co-operation

2011   Invited speaker, Friends of Fort Jesus, Mombasa, Kenya. Public Lecture. Entitled: Heritage Tourism: opportunity or threat.

2011   Invited speaker, Eoro-Asia Economic Forum, Xi’an, China. Paper entitled: Heritage Protection and Tourism: opportunity and threat.

2011   Invited participant, Coping with Culture Expert Meeting, organised by the German Bundeswehr (Armed forces), Koblenz, Germany.

2011   Keynote speaker, Heritage Management in South East Asia, Beijing, China. Paper entitled: Managing World Heritage Sites and their generic value”.

2011   Invited speaker, Durham University, UK. Paper entitled: “Lessons learned from the Destruction of Cultural Property in Iraq”.

2011   Invited speaker, World Heritage and Human Rights Workshop, Oslo, Norway. Paper entitled: “Human Rights and Cultural Property Protection in Times of Armed Conflict”.

2011   Invited speaker, Paper entitled: Current Developments in Cultural Property Protection: bridging the worlds of cultural heritage experts and the military, Norwegian Ministries of Environment and Defence.

2011   Invited speaker, The First George Bell Memorial Lecture, Chichester Cathedral, UK. Lecture: “When everyone’s culpable is anyone guilty? Protecting cultural property in Iraq”

2011   Invited speaker, Archaeological Institute of America, San Antonio, USA. Paper entitled “The four Phase Approach to Cultural Property Protection”

2010   Invited Keynote speaker, 7ICAANE Conference, British Museum, London. Paper entitled: “When everyone’s culpable, is anyone guilty?”  Responsibility for the cultural heritage before, during, and after armed conflict.

2010   Speaker & session Chair, Archaeology and Conflict conference, hosted by UN City, Vienna. Paper entitled: "Pitt Rivers, Woolley, Rumsfeld, Chilcot ... characters in search of a resolution. A historical survey on the political role of cultural heritage for the military in conflict in the 20th century"

2009   Invited speaker, Sustaining Military Readiness Conference, hosted by the US Department of Defence, Phoenix, Arizona. Paper entitled: When everyone’s culpable, is anyone guilty?

2009   Invited Chair, Symposium: Cultural Property protection in Times of Conflict, hosted by The Netherlands Ministry of Defence, The Peace Palace, The Hague. Submitted detailed Chair’s report and recommendations to the Netherlands Ministry of Defence.

2009   Invited Keynote speaker, Cultural Heritage in the Past, Present and Future, National conference, Bergen, Norway. Paper entitled: Cultural heritage: global opportunity or threat?

2009   Invited Chair, International Panel on Protection of Cultural Heritage in Times of Conflict, Archaeological Institute of America, Philadelphia, USA

2008   Invited speaker, Conference on Culture Wars: Heritage and Armed Conflict in the 21st century, CRASSH, Cambridge. Paper entitled: Archaeology and conflict: Uneasy bedfellows.

2008   Invited Keynote speaker, 80th Anniversary conference of the excavations at Anyang, China. Paper entitled: Heritage Protection in England: How? Why?

2008   Invited Keynote speaker, Annual Association of Heritage Interpreters conference, Newcastle. Paper entitled: All for one and one for all!  Working Together in Interpretive Planning

2008   Invited speaker, Society for East Asian Archaeology, Beijing, China. Paper entitled: Public Archaeology: an introduction

2007   Invited speaker, Research Centre for Anatolian Civilisations, Koc University, Istanbul. Paper entitled: Heritage Management: some observations from the UK.

2006   Invited speaker UCL/British Academy/Global Heritage Fund, Archaeology in Conflict Conference: Cultural Heritage, Site Management and Sustainable Development in Conflict and Post-Conflict States in the Middle East. Paper entitled: Archaeologists and conflict: an impossible relationship?

2006   Invited Panel Chair English Heritage/National Trust Conference, Your Place or Mine? Engaging New Audiences with Heritage.

2006   Invited Keynote speaker for Hungarian Ministry of Culture/British Council Seminar on 'Heritage Interpretation’.

2005   Invited lecturer, the Sixth Bassey Andah Memorial Lecture, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Lecture entitled: Archaeology and conflict.

2004   Invited Keynote speaker Annual conference of ICOMOS Australia, Tasmania, Australia. Paper entitled: "Not punching it's weight..." heritage and tourism working together? Some reflections from the UK and beyond.

2004   Invited speaker at the 50th Anniversary Conference of the New Zealand Archaeological Association, New Plymouth, New Zealand. Paper entitled: The World Archaeological Congress: anachronism or necessity? 

2004   Invited speaker, Seminar tour: Australian National University, Canberra; Flinders University, Adelaide; Deakin University, Melbourne; Auckland University, New Zealand. Paper entitled: The Identification and Protection of the Archaeological Cultural Heritage in Iraq.

2004   Invited speaker, Hashemite University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan. Paper entitled: The Identification and Protection of the Archaeological Cultural Heritage in Iraq.

2004   Invited speaker Department for Culture Media and Sport National Seminar on World Heritage Education, London, UK. Paper entitled: World Heritage Education – an overview.

2004   Invited speaker, International Conference on Archaeological Heritage Management and Education in the Mediterranean, Rhodes. Paper entitled: The presentation and interpretation of prehistoric sites to formal and informal audiences.

2003   Invited speaker to cross-Whitehall invited audience (arranged by MoD), London, UK.  Paper entitled: Archaeology, heritage and war.

2003   Invited speaker World Heritage Sites: managing conflict and change Conference, Durham, UK. Paper entitled: World Heritage Sites: opportunities and challenges.

 

 Keywords

Archaeology, cultural property protection, education, heritage, interpretation, management, world heritage, 

 


Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching

Peter does not teach any undergraduate courses at present.

Postgraduate Teaching

Peter developed the MA in Heritage Education and Interpretation in the International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies (ICCHS) and contributes to current MA programmes .

At present his teaching opportunities are restricted by his role as UNESCO Chair.

Publications