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FIHRM 2020 Power & Voices Echoes of Empires Call for papers OPEN, National Museums Liverpool


FIHRM (Federation of International Human Rights) 2020 takes place at the International Slavery Museum, Liverpool on 14-16 Oct.

In this challenging global context, there is one particular issue we want to focus on at our 2020 conference:  the dynamic between power and voices. 

  • Who holds the power when we share stories? 
  • Whose voice is absent, silenced or forgotten?
  • What about voices for those without a material culture? 
  • How do museums promote equality and human rights? 

The call for papers is now open until 31 March and we wish to look at the concept of voice in its broadest sense – considering diversity and inclusion of voices in our narratives and relationships, as well as the creative interpretations of voices in addressing difficult issues.  

We would like to invite proposals for case studies, provocation and exchange. 

Find out more about FIHRM and this year's conference here

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