San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
A public screening of the documentary
‘Earth Promised Sky’
directed by Sabina Subasic (2003)
This documentary focuses on the exhumation of mass graves and the identification of remains from the Bosnian War (1992-95) for the Bosnian Commission for Missing Persons.
Introduced by Professor Craig Young (Human Geography, MMU) and followed by an update and discussion with Dr Jon Shute (Law, University of Manchester).
Dr Jon Shute is Lecturer in Law at the University of Manchester. He has enduring research interests in human development, family stress, and most recently, the criminology of mass violence. He is a Co-Investigator on the ERC-funded programme ‘Corpses of Mass Violence and Genocide’, and a member of the ESC’s Atrocity Crime & Transitional Justice Working Group.
Professor Craig Young is a Human Geographer with interests in the intersection of place, landscape, history, memory and the politics of identity, particularly as expressed through issues surrounding death and encounters with the dead body in the context of a range of socio-cultural, political, economic and technological contexts. A focus on corpses originally arose from studying the mobilities of the dead bodies of Romanian Communist leaders and activists during state-socialism and post-socialism, and how the dead body is a subject of ‘dead body politics’ but also has agency in its own right.
This event is part of the ESRC Research Seminar Series: On encountering corpses: political, socio-economic and cultural aspects of contemporary encounters with dead bodies.
This will be preceded by the fourth seminar in the series Dead Body Politics, Materialities and Mobilities. Tickets are free and available here.
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