Galway, Ireland

The Arts and Human Rights

when 9 July 2015 - 11 July 2015
duration 1 week
fee EUR 175

The first Galway International Summer School on the Arts and Human Rights will take place from 9–11 July 2015 in National University of Ireland, Galway. The Summer School will consist of keynote addresses, plenary discussions, and themed discussions on three parallel tracks – literature and human rights; the visual arts and human rights; and music and human rights. The opening speaker will be the United Nations Special Rapporteur for Cultural Rights, Farida Shaheed.

We are inviting the submission of papers, posters, performance, or visual art pieces for the Summer School. A selection of submissions will be invited for inclusion in the peer-reviewed conference proceedings to be published by an international academic publisher in 2016.

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Course leader

Prof. Michael O'Flaherty, Director, Irish Centre for Human Rights, Dr. Dominique Bouchard, Director, The Hunt Museum, with a keynote address by Farida Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur for Cultural Rights.

Target group

Scholars and Practitioners from the fields of the Arts and Human Rights

Course aim

The Summer School will bring together arts practitioners with human rights activists and scholars to explore their shared space. Events will take the form of panel discussions, exhibitions and performances. The global theme for 2015 will be “Belonging”.

Fee info

EUR 175: Registration Fee, including lunches and refreshments