BRITISH ACADEMY CONFERENCE
Vulnerability and the Politics of Care: Cross-Disciplinary Dialogues
Thursday & Friday, 9 & 10 February 2017, 9.30am - 5.00pm
Venue: The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH
Dr Doerthe Rosenow, Oxford Brookes University
Dr Victoria Browne, Oxford Brookes University
Dr Jason Danely, Oxford Brookes University
Dr Tina Managhan, Oxford Brookes University
The words ‘vulnerability’ and ‘care’ are increasingly used to describe everything from economies to ecosystems, health to human rights. Vulnerability is a fundamental aspect of the human condition, giving rise to the need for care. Yet, we are not all vulnerable in the same way, nor are our vulnerabilities equally recognised. Moreover, whilst care can be a practice that sustains life, caring relations are not always benign. This conference will consider the variable meanings and manifestations of ‘vulnerability’ and ‘care’ and their complex relationship, from a range of academic disciplines, as well as the political and ethical implications of these.
Professor Pamela Anderson, University of Oxford
Dr Lisa Baraitser, Birkbeck, University of London
Professor Judith Butler FBA, University of California, Berkeley
Professor Ann J Cahill, Elon University
Dr Omar Dewachi, American University of Beirut
Dr Simin Fadaee, Humboldt University Berlin
Dr Erinn Cunniff Gilson, University of North Florida
Dr Thomas Gregory, University of Auckland
Professor Jackie Leach Scully, Newcastle University
Professor Angela McRobbie, Goldsmiths, University of London
Professor Lotte Meinert, Aarhus University
Dr Elizabeth Mills, University of Sussex
Dr Lara Montesinos Coleman, University of Sussex
Ms Sunaura Taylor, New York University
Professor Jason Throop, University of California
Dr Verina Wild, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
A registration fee is payable in advance at the time of booking: £95 for attending both days; £50 for attending one day.
There are reduced fees for the unwaged/retired and for undergraduate and postgraduate students: £36 for attending both days; £20 for attending one day.
Cancellations must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, 30 January 2017. After this date the registration fee will not be refundable, however substitutions will be accepted.
Refreshments and lunch will be provided on both days. Vegetarian options will be provided for lunch. Please state on the registration form if you have any special dietary requirements; if you are registering after 30 January 2017, please email your dietary requirements to email@example.com.