Deadline: 1 July 2017
The Royal Irish Academy is calling for papers for Symposium on Human Rights and the Humanities that will be held on 7 December 2017. The keynote lecture will be delivered by Samuel Moyn (Yale).
The symposium seeks to consider human rights in a larger perspective, one that the humanities are particularly capable of providing. It will find answers to questions like: what can the future of human rights be in the face of new threats to the world order and the rise of demagogic, nativist politics? What new perspectives are required by globalized culture or the violent opposition to human rights by some detractors?
Proposals for twenty-minute papers are invited from all areas of the arts and humanities. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
- The philosophy and ethics of human rights
- The history of human rights
- Literature and human rights
- Human rights and the arts (architecture, dance, film, music, theatre, video, visual arts, etc.)
- Human rights and languages
- Human rights as Western (or Christian) ideology
- Post-human rights
- The awareness and study of human rights in scholarship, teaching, or the public arena
How to Apply
- Applicants make their proposal in the form of an abstract of no more than 500 words.
- Applicants can apply online via given website.
For more Information, please visit Call for Papers.