The Manuscript Migration Lab examines the history of manuscripts held by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. The lab will explore research methodologies that relate to historical ownership and its documentation. It will consider ethical, legal, and political dimensions of cultural heritage as it is situated within global markets, networks, and political systems, and shaped by colonial, imperialistic, and national ideologies.
Fall 2023 - Spring 2024
John Hope Franklin