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Heritage in War

Loyola University, New Orleans, 

18th – 19th March 2020


Keynote speakers:

Laurie Rush (Cultural Resources Manager and Army Archaeologist stationed at Fort Drum)

Robert Hopkins (NYU, Philosophy)

Nancy Sherman (Georgetown, Philosophy)


The AHRC-funded Heritage in War Project, led by Helen Frowe and Derek Matravers, explores the moral value of cultural heritage and how we ought to incorporate this value into our accounts of the ethics of war, and how to deal with damage to heritage in the aftermath of conflict. The aim of this interdisciplinary conference is to bring together researchers and practitioners from a wide range of fields, including (but not limited to) philosophy, international law, heritage studies, archaeology, and the military, to explore issues connected to the protection of heritage in war and conflict.

The conference will take place at the Danna Student Centre on Loyola University Campus, and all of the conference rooms are in the same building. You should be able to get there by taking the St. Charles Streetcar, which passes in front of the Campus.



Registration for the conference covers lunches, coffee and refreshments throughout the event, as well as a drink reception on Wednesday the 18th of March. There will also be an optional conference dinner, which will take place at the Superior Seafood and Oyster Bar. Those who wish to partake in the dinner can choose this option when registering for the event. The registration fee is £60 (without dinner) or £100 (including dinner). Early bird registration is available until the 1th of February. After that the registration fee will increase by an additional £15. To register for the event, please click here.

A book of abstracts is available here. A detailed schedule is available here


Delegates are responsible for arranging their own accommodation and travel. Here are short list of suggestions that you might want to consider:


There are more options available in The French Quarter, which is the oldest neighborhood in the city of New Orleans. Even if it is farther away from Loyola University this might also be something that you might wish to consider. 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask via mail to:

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