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Copenhagen workshop on Colonial Practices of Law, Police and Punishment
November 20, 2012 - 00:00
A workshop on ”Colonial Practices of Law, Police, and Punishment” will be held at the University of Copenhagen on Tuesday 20 November 2012. The workshop is organised by the research project ”Colonial Policing, Law, and Penal Practices: Rationalities, Technics and Subjects” – hosted by the SAXO Institute at University of Copenhagen, and funded by The Danish Council for Independent Research.
Main discussant will be Professor Emeritus David Arnold (photo) from University of Warwick, UK.
The workshop organisers welcome papers that address issues relating to the “why, when and how” of colonial practices of law, police and punishment, more specifically:
– Under which specific conditions were policing, law and penal practices put to use in colonial contexts?;
– How did individuals targeted by policing, law and penal practices react to the imposition of these regulatory mechanisms?;
– In which ways did colonial policing, law and penal practices work to exclude, or differentiate between, certain individuals?
Deadline for paper proposals is 15 August 2012. More information about the workshop.