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Up to the twentieth century, Islamic charitable endowments provided the material foundation of the Muslim world. In Lebanon, with the fall of the Ottoman Empire and the imposition of French colonial… read more about God's Property: Islam, Charity, and the Modern State »


Registration is required: http://duke.is/PvJDfJPlease join the Manuscript Migration Lab at the Franklin Humanities Institute for a conversation about cultural heritage and restitution featuring:… read more about Preservation, Restitution, & the Idea of "Cultural Heritage" »


The mid-nineteenth century British empire was characterized by a turn towards an articulated humanitarian and civilizing mission, aimed at uplifting and improving the condition of colonized… read more about Protection and Amelioration in the British Empire: A Conversation on the Comparative Histories of Enslaved and Colonized People in the Caribbean & Australia »