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Intersections of Law and Culture

Deadline: March 31, 2011

Intersections of Law and Culture aims to investigate law's place in culture and culture's place in law. This focus proceeds from the twin premise that law, itself a cultural form, reacts to and is shaped by the cultural context in which it operates and that culture in turn is shaped by the regulative forces of law. Moreover, the operations of law – its processes and decisions – have entered the realm of popular culture, media and the arts as plot devices and narratives used in sit-coms, films and pulp fiction. These in turn have begun to change the way law operates. Together law and culture help to determine the ways in which we inhabit both our local contexts and the global stage.

The focus of this second Intersections of Law and Culture conference is on human rights. What are the philosophical, literary and cultural points of references for the management of human rights? How have current notions and framings developed historically? What are the mechanisms by which cultural narratives and popular representations of human rights find their way into legal processes?  How does law in turn bleed into and influence cultural practices and conceptions of human rights? What is the relationship between international efforts and framings of human rights and their local implementations?

Clearly there are no simple, monolithic answers to these complex questions: a dialogue concerning the effects of the interplay between law and other forms of knowledge in the area of human rights can only proceed from a genuinely interdisciplinary point of departure. We welcome papers and panels from all cultural contexts and disciplinary perspectives, as well as from music and the arts. We envision the groupings of the papers not so much as distinct streams but as an interconnected matrix that acknowledges the overlap and mutual influence of modes of knowledge. That said, we welcome contributions that critically engage a number of core areas in the study human rights and law including, but not limited to:

  • Migration

  • Medicine

  • Women's Rights

  • Children's Rights

  • Distribution of Natural Resources

  • Relative and Absolute Poverty

  • Education

  • Housing
  • Social Sustainability

We welcome single contributions (30 minutes), panel submissions (90 minutes, up to 3 panelists) and workshop sessions (180 minutes, up to 6 participants). Suggestions of ways to break with the traditional academic models for panels and sessions in the visual and performing arts are warmly encouraged.

The registration fees are as follows:

Participants with full institutional backing
CHF 300
Participants with partial institutional backing
CHF 250
Participants with no financial backing CHF 75
The fee includes a reception, 2 lunches, 4 coffee breaks and conference documentation.  The fee for the conference dinner (CHF 75) is not included in the registration fee.

The deadline for the submission of panels and single contributions is March 31, 2011.
Please include a short bio with each abstract.

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