Arts and Human Rights Summer School | 9-11 July 2015
Summer School Programme

Thursday, 9 July

8:30

Arts Millennium Foyer

Registration

9:30

AM150, Máirtín Ó Tnúthail Theatre

Formal opening and introduction to the Summer School
Welcome from the Co-Directors
Formal Opening by the Head of the School of Law, NUI Galway, Prof Donncha O’Connell

9:45

 

Opening Address and plenary discussion:

Farida Shaheed, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Culture

10:45

Arts Millennium Foyer

BREAK

11:15

Máirtín Ó Tnúthail Theatre

Plenary panel debate 1: The shared quest for “belonging” in the arts and human rights.

 
  • Prof Manfred Nowak (Professor of International Law and Human Rights, University of Vienna)
  • Dr Guido Gryseels (Director Royal Museum for Central Africa, Belgium)
  • Julian Fifer (Musicians for Human Rights)
  • Vered Cohen Barzilay (Founder & Director of Novel Rights)
  • Prof Rod Stoneman (Director of the Huston School of Film & Digital Media at the National University of Ireland, Galway)

12:30

 

Plenary discussion.

13:00

An Bhialann

LUNCH

Máirtín Ó Tnúthail Theatre

Cinema and human rights: projection of short films 1
Co-ordinators: Dr Zoi Aliozi (Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway) and Prof Rod Stoneman, (Huston School of Film and Digital Media, NUI Galway)

14:30

 

Strand workshops

 

AM104

Workshop 1: Human Rights and Literature

Coordinator: Dr Noelle Higgins (Senior Lecturer in Law, Maynooth University)

Facilitators: Vered Cohen-Barzilay (Founder & Director of Novel Rights)
Jim Loughran (Front Line Defenders)

AM105

Workshop 2: Human Rights and Visual Arts

Coordinator: Bernadette Kenny (CEO, The Bluebox, Limerick)

Facilitators: Prof Sarah Joseph (Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia);
Prof Paul Seawright (Professor of Photography and Head of Belfast School of Art at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland)

AM107

Workshop 3: Human Rights and Music

Coordinator: Dr Aoife Duffy, Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUIG, Ireland.

Facilitators: Julian Fifer (Musicians for Human Rights)
Prof Manfred Nowak (Professor of International Law and Human Rights, University of Vienna)

18:00

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20:00–22:00

The Cube

EVENING PROGRAMME

 

“Belonging – An Exploration in Words and Music”

PART 1: Ariel Dorfman, “Speak Truth to Power: Voices from Beyond the Dark”
A staged Reading presented by the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance, NUI Galway.
Directed by Ian Walsh.

PART 2: “Tell me your Story”: The Irish Traveller with Music and Song
  Uilleann Piper, Mickey Dunne, his daughter Bríd Dunne on fiddle with Carl Hession on piano;
Songs by Mary Mc Partlan.
Narrated by Donncha O’Connell.

Friday 10 July

9:30

Máirtín Ó Tnúthail Theatre

Opening remarks.

9:45

 

Keynote Speaker:

 

Prof Paul Seawright (Professor of Photography and Head of Belfast School of Art at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland)

10:30

 

Keynote Speaker:

 

Prof Sarah Joseph (Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Monash University, Australia)

11:15

Millennium Foyer

BREAK

11:45

Máirtín Ó Tnúthail Theatre

Plenary discussion

12:30

An Bhialann

LUNCH

 

Máirtín Ó Tnúthail Theatre

Cinema and human rights: projection of short films 2

14:00

Máirtín Ó Tnúthail Theatre

Plenary panel debate 2: Arts and Human Rights in the particular context of Northern Ireland

 
  • Bob Collins (Chairman of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland)
  • Rita Duffy (Artist)
  • Prof Paul Seawright (Professor of Photography and Head of Belfast School of Art at the University of Ulster)
  • Susan McKay (Journalist and Author)
  • Prof Michael O’Flaherty (Director, Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway)

15:30

Máirtín Ó Tnúthail Theatre

Plenary discussion

16:00

AM 104–107

Strand workshops

18:00

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18:30

St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church

EXHIBITION LAUNCH:

 

The 1949 Universal Declaration of Human Rights Photographic Exhibition, curated by the Danish Institute of Human Rights.

Award of prizes and launch of exhibition of the 2015 Galway International Human Rights Photography Competition.

Exhibitions opened by: Dr Jim Browne, President of the National University of Galway, Ireland.


 
Saturday 11 July 2015

9:30

Máirtín Ó Tnúthail Theatre

Opening remarks.

9:45

 

Keynote Speaker:

 

Dr Guido Gryseels (Director Royal Museum for Central Africa, Belgium)

10:30

 

Keynote Speaker:

 

Prof Manfred Nowak (Professor of International Law and Human Rights, University of Vienna)

11:15

Millennium Foyer

BREAK

11:45

Máirtín Ó Tnúthail Theatre

Plenary discussion

12:00

 

Reports to plenary by each of the three strand workshops

13:30

An Bhialann

LUNCH

14:30

Máirtín Ó Tnúthail Theatre

Plenary panel debate 3: Protecting Artistic Space

 
  • Jennifer Johnston (Novelist)
  • Mary Lawlor (Founder, Frontline Defenders)
  • Barbora Bukovska (Article 19)
  • Lelia Doolan (Film maker)
  • Dominic Thorpe (Artist)

15:45

 

Plenary discussion

16:15

Millennium Foyer

BREAK

16:30

Máirtín Ó Tnúthail Theatre

Keynote address

Bob Collins (Chairman, Arts Council, Northern Ireland)

chaired by Vincent Woods (Broadcaster and Poet)

17:30

 

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