vulnerability_image_website_2The 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.

This British Academy Conference will take place Thursday 9 & Friday 10 February 2017, from 9.30 – 5.00pm, at The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH. Refreshments and lunch will be provided on both days. 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.

For a copy of the current conference programme, please click here. For further information and details of how to book, please click here.

Convenors:
Dr Doerthe Rosenow, Oxford Brookes University
Dr Victoria Browne, Oxford Brookes University
Dr Jason Danely, Oxford Brookes University
Dr Tina Managhan, Oxford Brookes University

Speakers include:
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
Professor Omar Dewachi, American University of Beirut
Dr Simin Fadaee, University of Sheffield
Professor 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
Ms Sunaura Taylor, New York University
Professor Jason Throop, University of California
Dr Verina Wild, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Image credit: Chipped, Cracked and Broken, from In-Kind (2014) © Sarah Cole


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