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Institute of Advanced Study

Past Events

IAS Fellows' Seminar - Toward a semiotics of forensic evidence.

1st February 2016, 13:00 to 14:00, IAS Seminar Room, Palace Green, Dr Zoe Crossland (Columbia University, USA)


What might a Peircean 'semeiotic' approach offer for the study of forensic evidence? How might it open up the different relational axes along which evidence is constituted and defined, and how far might it take account of the ways in which evidential context is established through the very action of evidential claims? In this seminar Dr Zoe Crossland offers some preliminary thoughts for discussion, and explores how a Peircean perspective might sit with other theories of evidence.

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.

Contact enquiries.ias@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.