29 Oct 2010All dayCRASSH, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge

Description

This symposium follows a lecture by Thomas W. Laqueur on Thursday 28 October, entitled Human Rights Pedagogy and the Politics of Humanitarianism.

Abstract

Professor Laqueur will speak from a text called 'The Deep Time of the Dead'. His paper addresses the particular cultural work that dead bodies do in particular times and places– late modern Europe– in relationship to timeless anthropological claims for the dead (Robert Hertz is key here) and to the skeptical tradition going back to Diogenes that dead bodies do not matter.

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