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Owning the Past

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Hear the latest in the ongoing debate over who owns the past, and what should happen to stolen antiquities - from the Elgin Marbles in London, to Egyptian mummies. Former New York Times culture correspondent Sharon Waxman is author of Loot.

Event:
Sharon Waxman will be part of a panel discussion
"Antiquities Wars: A Conversation About Loot and Legitimacy”
With James Cuno, K. Anthony Appiah, and Daniel Shapiro
Wed. Nov. 19 at 7:00 PM
NYU's Hemmerdinger Hall, 100 Washington Square East
The event is free and open to the public

Guests:

Sharon Waxman
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Comments [2]

sean from Prospect Heights

It's exactly like the ivory trade, nor perhaps, any different than the diamond trade.

Nov. 19 2008 12:50 PM
me

This story brings up that Peru is suing Yale for theft of artificats that were loaned to the university which they have refused to return. Intertwined with this issue of "who owns histroy" is long standing racism and imperliaism that says its ok to plunder other countries histoy.

Nov. 19 2008 12:39 PM

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