Translation Theme Semester-Translating Human Rights: Bodies of Evidence


Add to Cal
  • Host Department: Comparative Literature
  • Date: 10/26/2012
  • Time: 09:00AM - 05:00PM

  • Location: International Institute

  • Human Rights Conference
  • Description:

    One-Day Symposium on 

    Translating Human Rights: Bodies of Evidence

    How does the interdisciplinary study of human rights translate bodies as and into evidence? How are recent technological advances (in forensics, new media, and methods of quantification) transforming what counts as evidence? Going beyond a view of translation framed in terms of accuracy or equivalence, this symposium explores the relationship of bodies, evidence, and translation within the context of critical debates in human rights studies.

    This symposium is part of the LSA Theme Semester on Translation, and is being co-organized by the International Institute and the Department of Comparative Literature.

    Featured Speakers:

    Vincanne Adams, University of California, San Francisco
    Patrick Ball, Human Rights Program, Benetech
    Inderpal Grewal, Yale University
    Thomas Keenan, Bard College
    David Turnley, University of Michigan
    Symposium Organizers:

    Pamela Ballinger, Department of History, U-M
    Ken Kollman, International Institute and Dept of Political Science, U-M
    Christi Merrill, Department of Comparative Literature, U-M
    Yopie Prins, Department of Comparative Literature, U-M