Session 4: Archives and the Body

Moderator:┬áRebecka Sheffield (University of Toronto) Testimony, Abjection and the Texture of Torture / Mario H. Ramirez (UCLA) In this essay, I will examine the disjuncture between textual instantations of violence typically found in human rights documentation and, specifically, testimony, and the more corporeal textures of torture that are generally present in forensic studies of the…

Meet Testudo

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The University of Maryland mascot is a Terrapin turtle named Testudo. A statue of the turtle guards the entrance to the main library and looks out over the campus green and reflecting pool. It’s a campus tradition to stop by and rub the turtle’s head for good luck.