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DIALOGUE FIVE | Cultural Heritage, Colonialism and Human Rights

The Society of Fellows Digital Dialogues series brings together artists, scholars and activists working in a range of disciplines aligning with our current theme of Human Rights: Pasts and Futures. Areas of expertise include studies in art, performance and activism; critical human rights; disability; incarceration; Indigeneity; environmental justice; intersectional rhetorics; migrant and refugee rights; race and citizenship; and sexuality, among others.

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DIALOGUE FIVE | Cultural Heritage, Colonialism and Human Rights
March 8, 3:30-5 p.m. on Zoom
Dialogue five considers the impact of colonialism on human rights in the context of indigenous jurisprudence, cultural heritage and representation. Panelists will examine the relationship between the rule of law and structures of racial difference, the right to possess other people’s cultural property, and the politics of repatriation. Additionally, they will assess the tensions between rights-based discourses and issues of cultural conservation and the scholarly impact of the decolonial turn across disciplines.

Mary Hufford (GAHDT Visiting Senior Scholar, Center for Folklore Studies, Ohio State)
Sarah Van Beurden (Associate Professor, Departments of History/African and African American Studies, Ohio State)
Joel Wainwright (Professor, Department of Geography, Ohio State)
Michelle Wibblesman (Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Ohio State)

Dorothy Noyes (Professor, Departments of English and Comparative Studies, Ohio State)