Brunel University London’s Global Lives Research Centre, the Knowing Our Rights research project, and the Britain in Europe think tank will host a symposium entitled “The Body and Human Rights” on February 12, 2018.
In recent decades the body has become a major area of research across many disciplines, especially in the arts and social sciences. Feminist scholars have made important interventions in the ways that bodies are represented, managed, regulated, treated medically, and modified. Simultaneously, human rights scholars have engaged with challenging questions of how the human body should be legally understood and defined, and what may legitimate the State to become involved with individual choices about what to do with one’s body (or how individuals might protect their autonomy from state invasions). This symposium will draw together these two areas.
Submissions (consisting of titles and brief abstracts) addressing the topic of the body and human rights should be sent to meredith.jones[at]brunel.ac.uk not later than January 10, 2018. For more information, please visit the symposium website.