International Institute Symposium: Translating Human Rights: Bodies of Evidence


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  • Speaker: Vincanne Adams, Patrick Ball, Inderpal Grewal, Thomas Keenan & David Turnley
  • Host Department: International Institute
  • Date: 10/26/2012
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Location: International Institute, 1080 South University
    1636 School of Social Work Building
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109

  • Description:

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    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.


    9:15 AM Thomas Keenan
    Associate Professor of Comparative Literature; Director, Human Rights Project, 
    Bard College, NYC

    11 AM Patrick Ball
    Chief Scientist and Vice President
    Human Rights Program, Benetech

    1 PM David Turnley
    Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographer and Associate Professor, Photography
    Residential College and School of Art and Design, University of Michigan

    2 PM Vincanne Adams
    Director, Medical Anthropology
    Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine
    University of California, San Francisco 

    3:30 Inderpal Grewal
    Chair and Professor, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program 
    Yale University

    Symposium Organizers:

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

  • Official Poster for Symposium

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