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. Co-directed by Prof. Michael O’Flaherty, Director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights and Dr Dominique Bouchard, Curator at the Hunt Museum, it 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”. 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.
As we have managed to secure funding for the Galway International Summer School on the Arts and Human Rights, we are delighted to announce that the registration fee has now been cut by 50% to €175, fully inclusive of all lunches and refreshments.
We are also 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.
To register and for further information, see: http://conference.ie/Conferences/index.asp?Conference=418