Dr. Nicholas Stanley-Price will present a lecture titled "Should One Reconstruct Excavated Archaeological Sites?" in Goldsmith 3.120 on November 15 from 6-7 pm. A reception will precede lecture.
The lecture will be sponsored jointly by The School of Architecture and the Institute of Classical Archeology, University of Texas, Dr. Joseph Carter, Director.
Dr Nicholas Stanley-Price (M.A., D.Phil., Oxford University) was educated in the Classics and then as an archaeologist, carrying out archaeological research and administration in the East Mediterranean and Middle East for 12 years. The subject of his doctoral research at Oxford University was the prehistoric colonization of the island of Cyprus. He held posts in archaeological administration and research in Jerusalem and the Sultanate of Oman. He subsequently (1982-1986) was on the staff of ICCROM (International Organization for Conservation of Cultural Heritage, www.iccrom.org), the intergovernmental organization founded in Rome by UNESCO in 1956 for the preservation of cultural heritage. Both there and while on the staff of the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles (1987, 1995), he specialized in archaeological conservation and professional education. After two years as an independent consultant, he joined the Institute of Archaeology at University College London where he taught site conservation and management (1998-2000), introducing a new M.A. program on the topic. From 2000 - 2005, he returned to Rome as Director-General of ICCROM. He is now an independent consultant. The books he has edited include "Conservation on archaeological excavations" (1984; reprinted 1995 and translated into Italian and Spanish) and "Preventive measures during excavation and site protection" (1986; both published by ICCROM), and "Historical and philosophical issues in conservation of cultural heritage" (Getty Conservation Institute, 1996, co-edited with M.K. Talley Jr. and A. Melucco Vaccaro). For ICCROM he has organized meetings and edited volumes on "The conservation of living religious heritage" (2005) and on "Armed conflict and conservation" (2007). He has also published many articles on archaeology and conservation. He founded and edits the quarterly journal "Conservation and management of archaeological sites" published by James and James/Earthscan (London) in association with ICCROM.