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quarta-feira, 19 de maio de 2010

Human Rights and Visual Culture - A Colloquium

Birkbeck Institute for Social Research & Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities
& the Centre for Media, Culture and Creative Practice

Human Rights and Visual Culture - A Colloquium

How are human rights represented and disseminated through visual culture? What is the role of visual culture in the formation of human rights politics and practices? How radical is the use of visual, online and web based media by human rights activists? Is there a visual politics of human rights?
This colloquium will bring scholars, campaigners and practitioners together to show examples of human rights in film, television, digital media and photography and discuss ways in which we can conceptualise and understand the emergence of visual culture in the human rights political arena.
Speakers:
Costas Douzinas
(Birkbeck), Oscar Guardiola- Rivera (Birkbeck), Roger Hallas (Syracuse), Jacqueline Maingard (Bristol), Les Moran (Birkbeck), Gita Sahgal filmmaker and journalist, Emma Sandon (Birkbeck), Michael Uwemedimo (Roehampton).

Friday 11th June 10am – 5pm Room B04, 43 Gordon Sq.

Free and open to all - space for the Colloquium is limited - registration by e-mail is essential.
Please contact Julia Eisner
j.eisner@bbk.ac.uk

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