Law and time

Final International Conference

The New Legal Temporalities?: Discipline and Resistance across Domains of Time

8th-10th September 2016

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Law and governance are intimately entangled with time. This international conference will explore time’s fraught relationship with law, governance and ordering: the use of time in projects of discipline, the significance of time to resistance, and the creation of new temporal horizons.



Keynote: Carol Greenhouse (Anthropology, Princeton)

Plenary speakers:

Writer in residence: Annabel Lyon (prize-winning author of historical novels The Sweet Girl and The Golden Mean)

Visualising Law and Time: Amanda Perry-Kessaris (University of Kent)


We are also delighted to feature sessions by two artists:

Rasheedah Phillips (social justice lawyer, writer, and artist. See: Black Quantum Futurism)

Carey Young (visual artist - see:  http://www.careyyoung.com/)

 

Law and governance are intimately entangled with time. This international conference will explore time’s fraught relationship with law, governance and ordering: the use of time in projects of discipline, the significance of time to resistance, the creation of new temporal horizons and experiences through technological innovation, as well as other themes.

The AHRC Regulating Time network invites conference papers, presentations, or art-based engagements focusing on the relationship between law, governance and time, broadly understood. We particularly encourage the participation of scholars working in disciplines other than law and governance, and legal scholars working with interdisciplinary methods or perspectives.  We welcome papers on a range of topics engaging broadly with any of the following:

  • What can analysing time and temporalities add to our understanding of law, regulation and governance?
  • How can we understand the relationship between law, governance and time? What concepts of time help us to trace law’s temporal effects, for example? What is specific or distinct about legal approaches within interdisciplinary studies of time?
  • What role and effects does time have in projects of discipline and control, on the one hand, or in resistance and protest, on the other?

 

In particular, in the context of what some view as an upturn in research on law and time, we invite participants to be critical about what is ‘new’ about critical legal studies of time in the present moment (acknowledging, for instance, the insights of the legal history movement and longstanding postcolonial critiques of ‘universal time’). The conference title, while registering such ‘newness’, also therefore signals our hope to subvert it.

Please register online via KentStore here. Registration fees for the conference will be as follows:

  • £175 for institutionally supported participants
  • £50 for non-institutionally supported participants, postgraduate students, artists and writers.

Any further questions, email us on regulatingtime@kent.ac.uk.

For any other enquiries please email KLSResearch@kent.ac.uk.

University of Kent - Time & Law; University of Kent

The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T: +44 (0)1227 764000

Last Updated: 05/09/2016

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