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Durham University

Institute of Advanced Study

Past Events

IAS Fellow's Seminar - Infrastructures of Evidential Form - challenges of partial translation between social regimes of fact making

2nd November 2015, 13:00 to 14:00, Seminar Room, Palace Green, Professor Penny Harvey (University of Manchester)

Drawing on ethnographic research in the context of on-going work on the anthropology of the state, Professor Penny Harvey is interested in how particular evidential forms acquire social force and legitimacy. Working with the assumptions of science and technology studies that all evidential forms are supported by complex material and social infrastructures, she would like to explore the possibilities that an infrastructure analytic might provide for inter-disciplinary work on evidence. In particular she is interested in how collaborative projects have to confront the partial translations between social regimes of fact making.

Fellows' seminars take place on Monday lunchtimes in the seminar room at Cosin's Hall.

Places are limited and so any academic colleagues interested in attending a seminar should contact the Institute in advance to reserve a place.

The aim of these seminars is to develop new thinking on the big issues that are of current concern/interest for the Fellows . Each Fellow is asked to present a core idea that informs their current work, or a problem that they are tackling, that could benefit from cross-disciplinary thinking. These seminars are informal and designed to encourage discussion.

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