On 9 and 10 February 2016 Prof. Kamari Maxine Clark was a guest of Prof. Olaf Zenker at his research project B04 at the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) “Affective Societies” as well as his Research Area Political and Legal Anthropology of the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology.
On Tuesday evening Kamari Clarke held a public lecture in the Social and Cultural Anthropology Seminar Series entitled “Affective Justice and the Politics of Sentimentality: The International Criminal Court in Africa“ and presented key insights from her book-in-progress. In this book, she examines the controversial debates on the International Criminal Court’s activities in Africa and connects these analyses with approaches from emotion and affect theory. In that respect her project is closely related to the project B04 “Sentiments of Justice and Transitional Justice: Affective Transculturality in Proceedings before the International Criminal Court” in the newly instituted CRC “Affective Societies”. We document her presentation and the subsequent discussion as an audio document:
The following day PhD students and PostDocs from the Research Area Political and Legal Anthropology at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology and the CRC “Affective Societies” participated in a workshop with Kamari Clarke entitled „The ICC and Africa: Uncovering Affect in the Pursuit of Justice“. Selected draft chapters of Kamari Clarke’s book-in-progress formed the basis for the vivid discussion.