Dear friends, 

We thought that you might be interested in the upcoming conference organised by the project Bosnian Bones Spanish Ghosts (Anthropology, Goldsmiths University) and supported by the European Research Council. It will take place on 28, 29, 30 August 2013 in Bilbao, Spain. See details below.
All best wishes,
Zahira Araguete
You are invited to the ERC Bosnian Bones Spanish Ghosts project closing conference: 

Beyond the One-Size-Fits-All Model of 'Transitional Justice' 

28, 29, 30 August 2013Sala Garate, Deusto Univeristy, Bilbao

Perhaps the biggest stumbling block for the experiment of ‘transitional justice’ has been the extent to which its advocates and practitioners have long reached for a one-size-fits-all model that could anticipate how to coordinate, sequence, and create complementarity between the raft of mechanisms and activities that fall under its banner.

This conference is the official conclusion to the Bosnian Bones Spanish Ghosts (BBSG) project and aims to open up our own four years of research between Spain and Bosnia and Herzegovina to a more comparative analysis.  Bringing together academics and practitioners involved in ‘transitional justice’ initiatives in a wide variety of international settings, we aim to explore how historical, legal, ethnic, religious, racial, political and national sensibilities – those elements that frame both conflict and post-conflict transition - can be successfully addressed in moments when exigent interventions are required.    

The conference, although not dismissing the legal dimension of ‘transitional justice’ in any way, also aims to re-train attention on those extra-legal mechanisms that prove intrinsic to any consummate ‘transitional justice’ project.  In particular, it will address questions of economic justice, human security (in the context of post-conflict securitisation), development, memorialisation and what anthropologist Fernando Ferrándiz has referred to as ‘memory work’.

For more information about the event, please see our conference info document attached.

The Beyond the One-Size-Fits-All Model of 'Transitional Justice' conference is supported by the European Research Council and organised by the Bosnian Bones Spanish Ghosts Project (Anthropology Department, Goldsmiths University of London).

If you are interested in attending, please contact Zahira Araguete ( for more information.

All best wishes,

The organising team

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