Please join the Manuscript Migration Lab at the Franklin Humanities Institute for a conversation about cultural heritage and restitution featuring:
Felwine Sarr | Ann-Marie Bryan Chair in French and Francophone Studies, Duke University (Author of Afrotopia and, with Benedicte Savoy, of "The Restitution of African Cultural Heritage. Toward a New Relational Ethics")
Astrid Swenson | Professor of History, Bath Spa University (Author of The Rise of Heritage in France, Germany and England, 1789-1914 and editor, with Peter Mandler, of From Plunder to Preservation: Britain and the Heritage of Empire, c. 1800-1940.)
Both speakers are experts on the ethical, epistemological, and historical contours of the category “cultural heritage,” as this concept has worked globally to shore up colonialism, imperialism, and the modern nation-state.
This event is hosted by the Manuscript Migration Lab at the Franklin Humanities Institute and cosponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies, the Elizabeth A. Clark Center for Late Ancient Studies; Center for Middle Eastern Studies; Center for Islamic Studies; and the Rubenstein Library. This event is also cosponsored by the departments of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies; Classical Studies; History; Religious Studies; and Romance Studies.