The TRANSFORM Project studies the complex relationships between people and objects and how those relationships can lead to crime.
TRANSFORM doesn’t just focus on criminal acts.
We are interested in legal interactions with objects too.
By learning about the legal and illegal networks that form around antiquities, wildlife, and fossils we hope to better understand why people break the law and to develop better ways to protect these objects.
Dr Donna Yates will be one of the key speakers at an introductory webinar “Criminal networks trafficking antiquities: can we disrupt the market ?” organised by EU AML/CFT Global Facility.
Dr. Annette Hübschle appeared on Education for Justice Global Podcast series Episode 11: The social economy of rhino poaching in Southern Africa. In this episode, Dr. Hübschle sheds light on
Donna Yates appeared alongside Maria Dahlström on “Inside the Box”, the podcast of the National Museums of World Culture, Sweden. Starting with a decapitated Buddha head from China as a
Dr Donna Yates and Brieanah Gouveia of King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center will be speaking at a 2-day international online conference (28 and 29 January) organised by Leiden University. Donna Yates and Brieanah Gouveia will be giving talk titled ‘Provenance narratives
Yates, Donna and Diana Berzina (2020) Regulating the “Grey” Antiquities Market: What Works, What does not and a Way Forward. In: Opportunities And Challenges Of The Art And Antiques Market
Mackenzie, Simon and Donna Yates (2020) Researching the Structure of the Illicit Antiquities Trade. In: Provenance Research Today: Principles, Practice, Problems, A. Tompkins (ed.). London: Lund Humphries.
Mackenzie, Simon and Donna Yates (2020) Crime, Corruption, and Collateral Damage: Large Infrastructure Projects as a Threat to Cultural Heritage. In: Organized Crime and Corruption Across Borders Exploring the Belt