Preservation, Restitution, & the Idea of "Cultural Heritage"

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 11:30am to 1:00pm


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Zhou, Jennifer

Felwine Sarr & Astrid Swenson

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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.

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Preservation, Restitution, and the Idea of "Cultural Heritage" flyer with headshots of Astrid Swenson and Felwine Sarr
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
jrz10 for Manuscript Migration Lab
Event Co-Sponsors
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Center for Jewish Studies, Center for Late Ancient Studies, Classical Studies, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke Islamic Studies Center, Duke University Middle East Studies Center, Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI), History, Religious Studies, Romance Studies