Andreas Giorgallis

Research title: Ethiopia, Sacred Colonial Cultural Objects and Restitution

Research Summary

Research Interests

  • International Cultural Heritage Law
  • Art Law
  • Public International Law
  • Law and Colonialism

Current Research

  • Restitution of Sacred Colonial Cultural Objects with a particular focus on the Magdala Collection (Ethiopia).

Grants

Awards

  • A.G. Leventis Foundation Scholarship (2021 - 2022)
  • A.G. Leventis Foundation Scholarship (2020 - 2021)

Conference

Conference Presentations

  • "Legal Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage: A Glance from the Republic of Cyprus" (Forum for Mediterranean Archeology, University of Cyprus, 09-10 December 2022). 
  • "Restitution of Colonial Cultural Objects: Acknowledging the "Colonial Present"" (2022 Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference, University of York, 06 April 2022).
  • "Restitution of Colonial Cultural Objects: Acknowledging the Colonial Presence" (International Law Working Group, University of Glasgow, 01 March 2022).
  • "Rehumanisation and Repatriation: Adressing the Future of Human Remains in Collections" (The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, 09 December 2021). 
  • "Bringing Colonial Cultural Objects Before the Court: Adding Another Way for Access to Justice?" (26th Ius Commune Conference 2021, University of Maastricht, 25 - 26 November 2021).
  • "Auction Houses and Cultural Objects: Confronting Old Challenges, Opening up New Horizons?" (Edinburgh Postgraduate Law Conference 2020, University of Edinburgh, 03 - 04 February 2020).

 

Teaching

Graduate Teaching Assistant:

  • HISTART 4068: Discourses in Cultural Property (Semester 2: 2022 - 2023). 
  • LAW 1006: Public International Law (Semester 2: 2022 - 2023).
  • LAW 2031P: Advanced International Law (Semester 1: 2022 - 2023).

Guest Lecturer:

  • HISTART 5126: Provenance (Semester 1: 2022 - 2023) "Colonial Era Artefacts".
  • HISTART 5126: Provenance (Semester 1: 2022 - 2023) "Sources of Law".
  • HISTART 5126: Provenance (Semester 1: 2021 - 2022) "Legal Claims to Underwater Cultural Heritage".
  • HISTART 5126: Provenance (Semester 1: 2021 - 2022) "Colonial Era Artefacts".
     

     

Additional Information

Academic Background

  • Bachelor of Law (LLB) with Minor Degree in History, University of Cyprus (2015 - 2019)
  • LL.M. International Law, University of Edinburgh (2019 - 2020)