Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Call for Papers: Temporalities, Law & Security

The "Temporalities, Law & Security" stream is soliciting paper and panel submissions for a conference on "'New' Legal Temporalities? Discipline and Resistance Across Domains of Time," at University of Kent, September 8-10, 2016. Here's the call:

Call for papers and panels

Temporalities, Law & Security stream

Conference: The ‘New’ Legal Temporalities?

Discipline and Resistance Across Domains of Time

The 'Temporalities, Law & Security' stream is currently soliciting paper and panel submissions, as part of the ‘New’ Legal Temporalities? Discipline and Resistance Across Domains of Time conference to be held at University of Kent on 8 - 10 September 2016. Information about the conference can be found here.

Our stream invites contributors to analyse the relations between law and security through a temporal lens. What does it mean to rethink in temporal terms the legal conflicts provoked by security politics? Relevant practices for consideration include, but are not limited to: targeted killings, cybersecurity, communications surveillance, global health security, counter-radicalisation and other counter-terrorism measures. In the context of these practices, we invite interdisciplinary panel and paper investigations into the interrelationship of time, technology and security politics. One line of inquiry concerns how securing against uncertain future threats in the present alters the temporal features of law. Another asks how law and time operate together to enable security politics in the first place. We welcome proposals asking whether existing and emerging accountability mechanisms adequately respond to speculative security measures.

Convenors: Gavin Sullivan (Kent Law School) and Geoff Gordon (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam).

Panel and paper submissions should be sent to, specifying ‘Temporalities, Law & Security’ in the subject line. The deadline for panel proposals is 15 February; the deadline for individual abstracts (300 words maximum) is 29 February.