Bridget Conley and Diane O’Donoghue host presentations and a discussion with Sarah Wagner and Adam Rosenblatt, about the ethics, relationships and challenges involved in caring for sites and skeletal remains of the dead. In the context of American soldiers missing in action in Vietnam and ‘abandoned’ African-American cemeteries in the U.S., they probe how value is placed on the dead and by whom.
On 10 December 2019, the same day that Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received the Nobel Peace Prize, the 1991 winner of the prize, Aung San Suu Kyi was in court in the Hague, defending her government against accusations of genocide.
Abiy Ahmed is racing down that same road.
Over the weekend, the spokesman for […]
Diane O’Donoghue and Bridget Conley host presentations and a discussion with Ciraj Rassool and Vernelda Grant about the how colonial treatment of human remains and other sacred ‘objects’ imposed a worldview upon people and over societies that continues to be challenged in on-going efforts to reclaim autonomy over museum ‘objects.’Continue Reading →
COVID-19 and the policies designed to counter it in American prisons pose distinct medical, emotional, psychological, and economic threats for incarcerated women and their families. Drawing on analysis of 138 women’s state and federal prisons across the United States, coupled with review of research on women’s prisons, and detailed profiles of the hardest hit facilities with insights from the women incarcerated inside them, this paper provides unique insight on the impacts of COVID-19 behind bars.Continue Reading →
The disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh has been at war for the past month. Both the Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia contributed to escalating tensions and neither has demonstrated sufficient will to bring the violence to an end. Russian President Vladimir Putin estimated on October 23 that close to 5,000 people had died in less […]Continue Reading →
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