Showcase Information

This one-day event held at Charles Darwin House in Central London on 13 June 2014 will allow the Humanities in Human Rights cohort to reconvene and present their work to one another, a wider academic audience and invited representatives from our key non-HEI partners.

Programme

09.30 - Registration and Coffee
10:00 - Introduction
10:30 - Group 1 - How can arts-based techniques investigate representations of conflict, justice and the law?
11:45 - Group 2 - How can issues of testimony, displacement and trauma be approached within a humanities sensibility?
13:00 - Lunch
14:30 - Group 3 - What opportunities are offered by researching human rights in the context of the media, film, music and the arts?
15:45 - Group 4 - What can humanities scholarship bring to our understanding of exile, migration and refugeness?
17:00 - Drinks reception
18:00 – Close

Presentations

  • How can arts based techniques investigate representations of conflict, justice and the law? Group 1 will be providing short individual responses to their workshop question to create a combined picture of the conversations that happened during the workshop on 22 February 2014.
  • How can issues of testimony, displacement and trauma be approached within a humanities sensibility? Group 2 examines what a humanities sensibility might be as a form of responsiveness to violent experiences of loss and fragmentation of persons and communities. Drawing out these themes in relation to each person's project, the group will collectively reflect on the precarious experience of engaging in personally committed scholarship.
  • What opportunities are offered by researching human rights in the context of the media, film and music and the arts? Group 3 will provide a video essay compiled from individual contributions responding to ideas raised during the course of the programme linked to their research and examples of creative practice. Guests are invited to contribute to a world map of songs, films and art.    
  • What can humanities scholarship bring to our understanding of exile, migration and refugeness? Group 4 will respond to Melanie Friend's video installations, titled ‘Border Country'. This video installation will be a lens to explore what different disciplines offer in the study of human rights within the humanities. 

Travel Information

Travel information: http://www.charlesdarwinhouse.co.uk/Location/CDHmap.aspx

Information for travel expense claims for Humanities in Human Rights programme participants only can be found here.