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Thanatic Ethics: The Circulation of Bodies in Migratory Spaces
Second International Conference:
Response, Repair, Transformation

Date: 12 - 14 December 2022

Venue: Centre for Studies in Social Sciences Calcutta, Kolkata, India

Theme: Response, Repair, Transformation


“Thanatic Ethics: The Circulation of Bodies in Migratory Spaces” explores themes related to death in migration. A transdisciplinary series of webinars, on-site workshops at University Paul Valery, and a first international conference held at the Maison Française d’Oxford, explored themes such as the longing to be buried at ‘home’ for diasporic people, body repatriation in the context of migration, the difficult identification of bodily remains in the context of the current migrant crisis and its political and personal stakes, death under surveillance and the necropolitics of invisibility vs visibility, migration at the border, narratives of death, the politics of grievability and spectrality, the liminalities of life, death and dying in migration, etc. 

After having explored the various facets of the question of death in migration, we wish to examine the responses that are articulated in such contexts of death in migration, with a specific focus on the modalities of hospitality, care and repair. 

Please visit Thanatic Ethics’s website for the details of the conference and TE project.

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