Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong,

December 8-10, 2016

with a half-day Postgraduate Research Student Workshop on Dec 8

The LLH Association of Australasia invites researchers working at the intersection of law and the humanities to explore the complex relations between law, theory, culture, text and visuality. This conference calls on participants to re-affirm the enduring capacity of interdisciplinary, creative and critical legal scholarship to allow us to see the law otherwise.

The theme of ‘spectacular law’ invites reflection on the performance and dramaturgy of political and legal power, the affective lures of sovereignty and the technologies that reveal – and conceal – legality, dissent, (dis)obedience, and different modalities of regulation. This conference will examine the various ways in which we can see, and be seen by, law, politics and power. The location of this year’s conference prompts its theme. Hong Kong is a visually striking city: fading tower blocks, gleaming edifices, remnants of a colonial past, and canopies of neon suspended over street corners, all enframed by lushly forested hills and the increasingly contested waters of the South China Sea. The powerful visual affect, as much a result of the city’s geography as it is of its legal and political orderings, inspires an exploration of the spectacle.

Researchers working in any area of the humanities, broadly conceived, are invited to attend.

Further information will be available at http://www.law.hku.hk/lawandhumanities/