Preservation, Restitution, & the Idea of "Cultural Heritage"
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
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.