Lincoln scientists attend global conference on disasters, displacement and human rights

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Experts from the University of Lincoln’s School of Life Sciences will travel to a prestigious international conference in America later this month to present their research.

Dr Lucy Easthope and Dr Gillian Fowler will attend the Second Conference in Disasters, Displacement and Human Rights (DDHR): Bridging the Collaborative Gap, hosted by the Department of Anthropology at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, USA.

The three-day event, which runs from 25th – 27th September 2015, brings together researchers and practitioners from across the globe who are at the forefront of studies into natural and anthropogenic disasters, conflict and violence, historical and contemporary processes of displacement, and development.

The 2015 DDHR Conference is designed to initiate and strengthen cross-disciplinary collaborations, while also engaging members of affected communities, especially those who have worked closely with anthropologists and other professionals.

Dr Easthope and Dr Fowler will both present as part of a specialist panel on Victim Identification on Sunday 27th September.

Dr Easthope, who is an expert in mass fatality disasters and regularly advises governments, corporations and relief agencies in the aftermath of major incidents, will present The UK Paradigm: A Very Specific Sort of Disaster Victim Identification.

Dr Fowler, a Forensic Anthropologist with extensive experience of working in post-conflict mass grave exhumations, will discuss Innovative Thinking, International Lessons and the Yellow Form.

For more information on the conference, visit: http://web.utk.edu/~anthrop/ddhr15.html