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ARTHIST 190 Whose Antiquity?

The looting of antiquities over the course of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries have led to a broad reassessment of how we understand and value the material remains of the past. This course will trace evolving ideas of cultural heritage and will c


Five short "white papers." 

OWL: Purdue Writing Lab - White Papers
White Paper Purpose and Audience - A white paper is a report which offers a focused description of a complex topic and presents the point of view of the author. This resource will explain these issues and provide some other tips to enhance white paper content.

Research Project (preliminary abstract, research outline, presentation of findings, and a 8-10 page (double-spaced) research paper.  

Library Session Agenda

The class will meet in the Woodruff Library e-classroom, 312, on Tuesday, Feb 28th from 2:30-3:45 pm 

I. Quick review of the LibGuide (Library 101, Finding Resources, Finding Images, Citing your work

II. Background research and identify keywords related to your topic

Art & Architecture Source (brainstorm keywords - Benin bronzes, Elgin, DE "Repatriation of cultural property") 

III.  Known item Search 

BOOK CHAPTER Lanciotti, Alessandra. 2012. “The Dilemma of the Right to Ownership of Underwater Cultural Heritage: The Case of the ‘Getty Bronze.’” In Cultural Heritage, Cultural Rights, Cultural Diversity: New Developments in International Law. 301-326. Nijhoff: Brill. 

USE Library Search to find the title of the book, In Cultural Heritage, Cultural Rights, Cultural Diversity: New Developments in International Law.

ARTICLE : Li, Luis and L. Amelia. 2017. “The Getty Bronze and the Limits of Restitution.” Chapman Law Review 20(1): 25–50.

USE ejournals tool to learn we DO have access via HEINonline  

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE  "Italy's High Court Says Getty Must Return Greek Statue". City News Service. December 5, 2018 

USE A-Z Databases to sort by NEWS type and scroll to the Nexis Uni Database - remember to change the default to 5 years or custom, search by newspaper article title, " "Italy's High Court Says Getty Must Return Greek Statue" 

IV Independent research time: 1) Find a relevant article. 2) Find a relevant book in Library Search 3) Find a relevant news article 

CALL NUMBERS -How to Read Library of Congress Call Numbers - 

  • Books are arranged alphabetically. The first letter of an LC call number indicates the general class the call number falls within.
  • Numbers follow the letters. The numbers define the subject of the book.
  • The Cutter Number is the next set of numbers, and it further distinguishes the book. The Cutter Number indicates the author or title of the book.
  • The edition of a volume is the next part of the call number. The year of publication follows the Cutter number to indicate the edition

Library Resources

V. Field Trip to the Stacks with the call number of the relevant book you identified.