Aarhus Universitets segl

FUTURES LECTURE: Whose Heritage? Preservation, Possession, and Peoples

Foredrag med Kwame Anthony Appiah, Professor of Philosophy and Law, NYU

Onsdag d. 24.maj kl. 16.00 - 18.00
Stakladen, Frederik Nielsens vej, bygning 1423
Aarhus Universitet

Efter foredraget holder Institut for Kultur og Samfund en mindre reception.


Museums and monument funds typically understand works that they collect, display, and preserve through a concept of heritage. Heritage is meant to explain why various works are to be valued or disavowed, repatriated or collected, dismantled or preserved. Yet it's a concept that's interwoven with other concepts—ancestry, identity, property, memorialization—in ways that can create confusion. Gaining clarity about cultural heritage can help us understand the broader heritage of humankind.