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Politics in the Face of Death

Politics in the Face of Death
Hosted by: Prof Tobias Kelly # University of Edinburgh; Hosted by: Dr Nicola Perugini # University of Edinburgh; Introduced by: Dr Mathias Thaler # University of Edinburgh
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11th May 2018 09:00 - 11th May 2018 17:00
Project Room, 50 George Square, University of Edinburgh

An Interdisciplinary Workshop at the University of Edinburgh

From migrants facing death at borders around the world, to the different chapters of the “War on Terror”, to the politics of post-genocide, our era seems to be marked by the constant politicisation of death. Social and physical death are increasingly intertwined in various spectacles of horror. Clearly, not all deaths are treated equally. Trenchant questions remain over what kinds of death are deemed morally, political and legally significant – and what kinds of death are rendered invisible. This conference will try to approach these complex issues, by bringing together scholars from different disciplines to examine the global politics of death.

Full programme here.

Participation is free of charge, but the number of places is limited. Therefore, it is essential you register here.

The workshop is funded by the Global Justice Academy, Social Anthropology, Centre for African Studies, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions 703225 - OHS and 701891 – HPHS, and supported by Politics and International Relations.

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