In this talk, Dosenko will take attendees to one of her field sites, the Morgue #4 in Dnipro. It is one of the busiest sites with the flow of bodies from the frontlines of the Russian-Ukrainian war. The personnel of this morgue have an expertise in identifying the unknown soldiers that arrived with no documents on them, and in the state of decomposition that makes it impossible to recognize a person. Most of the forensic experts working there have been relocated to Dnipro in 2022, from the occupied territories: Kherson, Donetsk and Donbas. The war has been their daily routine long before the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, as they faced it up close in the East in 2014. This makes them both victims of the war as internal refugees, and those who document it as experts. How do they form a collective that partially makes the war and loss intelligible? How does the agency of the dead body that speaks and the forensic expert that witnesses, co-produce evidence of the war crimes committed by the Russian Armed Forces? 

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