‘Leicester–Modena Conference: A Dialogue on Law and Rights’ – 24 & 25 April, 2014

A Joint Staff-Graduate Conference that will practice the traditional understanding of research, free from impact driven research constraints imposed on them by external bodies. The unconstrained debates that will take place during the conference will contribute to generate new research streams and discourses as well as encourage the cross–fertilisation of different legal traditions
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Date: 24–25 April, 2014

Venue: Ken Edwards Building, room 322, third floor, University of Leicester (Maps and directions)

Contact: For more information please contact
Stefano Bertea (stefano.bertea@le.ac.uk)
Francesco Belvisi (mailto:francesco.belvisi@unimore.it)

 

 

 

In some academic systems research is understood as a narrowly focused, largely impact–driven and purely strategic effort. The progress, results and benefits are expected to be immediately cashable and measurable. This approach to research bears the mark of a recent trend shaped by a market–oriented and outcome–centred logic. The rationale underpinning this approach stands in stark contrast with the traditional understanding of research as a curiosity–driven, open–ended, disinterested, and creative practice.

The Joint Staff–Graduate Conference organised by the University of Leicester and the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia is meant to be an opportunity to revisit and practice the traditional understanding of research, by so freeing the research processes undertaken at academic level from the artificial constraints recently imposed on them by external bodies. Academics and PhD research students with diverse backgrounds and yet potentially common research interests will gather together and discuss issues of relevance in a number of different legal fields.

The expectation is that the informal and unconstrained debates that will take place during the conference will contribute to generate new research streams and discourses as well as to favour the cross–fertilisation of the different legal traditions and conceptions upheld by the participants.

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