Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) hosts Law and Colonial Violence—An International Workshop Feb. 14, 2017. The workshop is cosponsored by the European University Institute (EUI), and the University of Cambridge. Abstracts are due by Dec. 17, 2016.
Now more than ever, the relationship between colonial violence and law stands at the centre of public and scholarly attention. While some have sought to position law as a ‘limiting factor’ in restraining the violence of imperial rule, there is plenty of empirical evidence illustrating the degree to which jurists and the law itself have been deeply implicated in the creation and maintenance of empire, including its utility of violence. Growing academic interest in the connections between these two perspectives has been made evident by important new fields of inquiry. . . .