II Symposium - Translating Human Rights: Bodies of Evidence


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  • Host Department: Center for South Asian Studies (CSAS)
  • Date: 10/26/2012
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Location: Room 1636 School of Social Work Building/International Institute 1080 S. University Ave.

  • Description:

    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.  It will be held at the International Institute, in 1636 School of Social Work Bldg.

    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 Department of
        Political Science, U-M

    Christi Merrill, Department of Comparative Literature, U-M

    Yopie Prins, Department of Comparative Literature, U-M

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