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Lent Term 2020  CLAS Open Seminars Mondays 5.15pm


Friday 14 February, 2 -  6pm, SG2 Ground Floor, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, CB3 9DT
Bureaucracies after death: the aftermath of forced disappearance in dictatorship and democracy
This Salvador Allende Memorial Lecture will consist of a case study followed by a lecture on major themes under discussion among forensic anthropologists working in the wake of the many atrocities which the world has been witnessing.

Micro-technologies of disappearance by State bureaucracy: an archaeological perspective about necropolitics in dictatorship and democracy in Brazil (abstract)
Márcia Lika Hattori  Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Fellowship (MSCA), Institute of Heritage Sciences – Incipit & Spanish National Research Council – CSIC
Discussant: Dacia Viejo-Rose Cambridge Heritage Research Centre & Lecturer in Heritage and the Politics of the Past, Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge

3.30 – 4pm   Refreshments

The politics of death: bodies, rights and memory in post-conflict Peru (abstract)
José Pablo Baraybar  Forensic Anthropologist, Center for Justice & Accountability (CJA) & Trans-regional Forensic Coordinator for Migration in Europe, International Committee of the Red Cross, (ICRC) Paris
Discussant: Cath Collins Director of the Observatorio de Justicia Transicional, Universidad Diego Portales (Chile) & Professor of Transitional Justice, Ulster University, Northern Ireland

5.30 – 6pm   Final comments
Followed by wine Reception at CLAS. All Welcome.This event is free but please register here for catering purposes.


Lunchtime Seminar Tuesday 18 February, 12.45 - 2pm 
Coffee is not Forever: Converging Economic and Ecological Challenges to Coffee Production in Latin America since 1990
Stuart McCookHistory, University of Guelph, Canada


Book Launch Thursday 5 March, 5.30 - 7pm - POSTPONED
Touched Bodies
Mara Polgovsky Ezcurra, History of Art, Birkbeck, University of London
J.E.Wilson Drama Studio, Faculty of English, Sidgwick Site, 9 West Road


Lunchtime Seminar Wednesday 11 March, 12.45 - 2pm - POSTPONED
Alejandra Díaz de León, Sociology, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
CLAS Seminar Room 204, Second Floor, Alison Richard Building


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Check our website for other events to be held this year. We very much hope to welcome you to one or more of them.
To see what the Centre has been involved with this last year, have a browse through our Past News and Events page.