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David Wengrow to co-ordinate study on future research directions

16 September 2011

David Wengrow

David Wengrow has been appointed as one of three academic co-ordinators for a major new programme of events at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.

The 'Study on Future Directions in the Field of Art History, Archaeology and Conservation' is supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Its aim is to examine the state of advanced research in the fields of art history, archaeology and conservation.

In addition to David, the Institute of Fine Arts has invited Jim Coddington (Chief Conservator, Museum of Modern Art, New York) and Jas Elsner (Senior Research Fellow in Classical Archaeology, Oxford University) to coordinate a series of annual events over the next four years. Further details about this initiative are available on the Institute of Fine Arts website.

David, recently promoted to Professor of Comparative Archaeology, is the Co-ordinator of the Institute's MA in the Archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East as well as the joint BA degree in Archaeology and Anthropology (with UCL Anthropology).

David Wengrow on 'What Makes Civilization' at the Hay Festival

David's research encompasses comparative archaeology of the Middle East, North-East Africa, and Eastern Mediterranean and also cognitive and evolutionary approaches to culture. He has published volumes most recently on 'What Makes Civilization' and 'Cultures of Commodity Branding'.