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Translation Theme Semester-Translating Human Rights: Bodies of Evidence

Friday, October 26, 2012
12:00 AM
International Institute

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