President's Dream Colloquium on Protecting Indigenous Cultural Heritage, Spring 2015

Speaker: Ian Lilley

Ian Lilley, University of Queensland, Australia
Who Owns Native Culture? Intellectual Property Issues Associated with Indigenous Cultural Heritage Protection
Thursday, January 22, 2015, 3:30–5 pm
West Mall Centre 3260 (see locations page for directions), Burnaby campus
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Dr. Ian Lilley (BA Hons, MA Qld, PhD ANU) is a Professor in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (ATSIS) at the University of Queensland in Australia. Dr. Lilley oversees the ATSIS Unit's teaching, research, consultancy and publication programs.

He has worked in Australasian and Indo-Pacific archaeology and cultural heritage management for 30 years. Much of his Pacific research has focused on pre-European trading systems in the islands off New Guinea. He has also participated in major international projects in tropical Australia and Melanesia, and has undertaken his own research in northeastern and southwestern Australia.

He currently works in the Gulf of Carpentaria in northern Australia and with French colleagues in New Caledonia. His interests include migration and trade, social identity, archaeological ethics, and the role of archaeology and cultural heritage in contemporary society.

He has published extensively on his work, including numerous book chapters and journal articles. His most recent book is Archaeology of Oceania: Australia and the Pacific Islands (Blackwell 2006)

Dr. Lilley is Secretary-General of ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) and an ICO-MOS World Heritage Assessor. He is also Secretary-General of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association, the region's peak professional archaeological body, as well as Convenor of the International Heritage Group, a heritage capacity-building NGO founded by Dr. Lilley while he was a Professorial Fellow at Oxford in 2011.

He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and the Australian Academy of Humanities.

Dr. Lilley is Past Secretary of the World Archaeological Congress and served three consecutive terms as President of the Australian Archaeological Association and 10 years on the Executive Committee of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association.

Dr. Lilley is also a Senior Associate at Global Heritage Assessment and Advice.