Surveillance is central to the functioning of 21st century capitalism and modern social welfare. It has often been displayed as necessarily intrusive and threatening. The present initiative builds on the suggestions that an articulate discussion about humanities could be fruitful in producing a more complex picture and that literary works in particular could flesh out operative concepts in studies of surveillance.
In a world dramatically changed in the last few months, surveillance has become even more critical to public policy and corporations. This webinar series seeks to address its new meaning, scope and representation and initiate a conversation between arts, humanities and the various fields which surveillance is used.
The centres co-organising the event – the Law and Humanities Research Centre of CERSA (Panthéon-Assas University, France), the Centre for Law, Arts and the Humanities (ANU College of Law), the Centre Bentham (Sciences Po Paris Law School, France) and VALE/PRISMES (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, France) – are unique in their respective countries and share a commitment to taking multidisciplinary approaches on contemporary issues.
Presented by Centre for Law, Arts and the Humanities (CLAH), ANU College of Law; Law and Humanities (CERSA), Université Panthéon-Assas; France Centre Bentham, Sciences Po Paris Law School; VALE and PRISMES, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle