Audio-visual Justice: Making Sense of the Law in Guinea

How are claims for justice made through sound and image? This seminar considers how lawyers, journalists and everyday citizens use audio-visual technologies to present evidence, make arguments and render verdicts to the courts and the broader public. I trace a series of recent actions against perpetrators of sexual violence in the Republic of Guinea, in which sound and images were used to address the failures of formal legal systems. I consider how anthropologists can make sense of such elements and, in reference to my current project involving text and film, how such work may serve as a form of advocacy.

Pitt Rivers Museum Research Seminar in Visual, Material and Museum Anthropology, Michaelmas 2023

Fridays, 12pm-1.30pm

In person at the Pitt Rivers Museum Lecture Theatre, except for Weeks 6 and 8, which are online only.

Convened by Elizabeth Hallam and Clare Harris