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.
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
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