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Program

Wednesday 7 December

5.30 to 7.00pm, Hedley Bull Building, Theatre 1
No Honour in Killing – Art Makes Visible Buried Truth
Niilofur Farrukh, Director of Research at FOMMA - Art History Documentation Centre, Karachi

Chair: Amin Saikil, Director, Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies, ANU

This public seminar is kindly sponsored by the Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies
(free and open to the public)

Thursday 8 December

Hedley Bull Building, Theatre 1

8.00 to 9.00am
Coffee and registration in the foyer

9.00 to 9.15am
Official opening
Andrew Leigh, MP (Fraser)

Chair, Kim Rubenstein, Director, Centre for International and Public Law, and Convenor, ANU Gender Institute

9.15 to 9.30am
Across culture and time: Speaking of honour killing
Carolyn Strange, Conference Convenor, Graduate Director, School of History, ANU

9.30 to 10.15am
Keynote address: Honour killing and the history of emotions
Ute Frevert, Director of the History of Emotions Research Center, Max Planck Institute, Berlin

Chair: Pat Jalland, School of History, ANU

10.15 to 11.15am
Refreshment break

11.15am to 12.30pm
Panel: Honour-justified violence: Histories and cultural continuities

Chair: Christopher Forth, History, University of Kansas

Women's self-harm and honour in the Roman world
Jessica Dietrich, School of Cultural Inquiry, Australian National University

Honour and violence in colonial societies
Penny Russell, Department of History, University of Sydney

Approaches to honour killing: Domestic violence or cultural tradition? Species, subspecies, and the English legal experience
Rupa Reddy, School of Law, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

12.30 to 1.30pm
Lunch

1:30 to 2:45
Panel: Cultures of honour

Chair: Tyrell Haberkorn, Poltical and Social Change/School of International, Political & Strategic Studies, ANU

Women and the honour/shame complex in Bugis-Makassar society
Faried F Saenong, School of Culture, History and Language, Australian National University

The comparative analysis of case studies, religious and legal prescriptions of honour killings
Sibel Safi, Senior Research Fellow, CMRB, University of East London

Honour and 'social cleansing': collective violence against gender and sexual minorities in Colombia
Fernando Serrano Amaya, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney

2.45 to 3.15pm
Refreshment break

3.15 to 4.30pm
Panel: Honour and nation identities

Chair: Robert Cribb, Culture, History and Language, ANU

'Right living' in migration: A case of honour crime in Italy and its representations
Paola Sacchi, Faculty of Humanities, University of Turin

Modernity and honour-violence: The case of Turkey and the Kurds
Sevin Gallo, Department of History, University of Akron

Engaging with the murderer and his culture: A deliberative approach to 'honour killings'
Selen Ayirtman Ercan, School of Politics and International Relations, Australian National University

4.30 to 4.45pm
Personal break

4.45 to 5.30pm
Keynote address: Crimes of honor and international law
Marsha A Freeman, Senior Fellow, University of Minnesota Human Rights Center

Chair: Pene Matthew, Chair, Freilich Foundation, ANU

5.30 to 6.00pm
Reception in the foyer

6.00 to 8.00pm
Australian premiere film screening: Quest for Honor (directed by Mary Ann Smothers Bruni)
Response: Margaret Jolly, School of Culture, History and Language, Australian National University
Coombs Theatre
(open to the public; entry by donation)


Friday 9 December

Hedley Bull Building, Theatre1

8.00 to 8.45am
Coffee and registration in the foyer

8.45 to 9.30am
Keynote address: Honour crime in legal and cross-cultural perspective: A global view Lynn Welchman, Honour Crimes Project Co-director, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Chair: Katherine Lepani, Culture, History and Language, ANU

9.30 to 10.00am 

Refreshment break

10.00 to 11.15am
Panel: Strategising against honour-justified violence

Chair: Katherine Young, College of Law, ANU

A multi-level model for protecting victims and investigating perpetrators
Karl Roberts, Dept of Policing Intelligence & Counter-Terrorism, Macquarie University

(Dis)Honour and death in the courtroom
Jocelynne Scutt, Visiting Professor, Buckingham University

Investigating so-called 'honour' killings and forced marriage in the UK Kurdish community
Aisha Gill, Department of Social Sciences, University of Roehampton, London

11.15am to 11.30am
Personal break

11.30am to 12.15pm
Keynote address: Underlining the awkward truth
Niilofur Farrukh, Director of Research at FOMMA - Art History Documentation Centre, Karachi

Chair: Victoria Mason, Politics and International Relations/Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies

12.15 to 1.00pm
Lunch in the foyer

1.00 to 2.30pm
Roundtable: Reflections and projections
Marsha Freeman, Ute Frevert, Niilofur Farrukh

6.00 to 8.00pm
Dinner (Pho Phu Quoc Vietnamese Restaurant, Dickson)

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