8 September 2017 from 09:00 to 18:00

CCHR Conference: ‘Cultures, Citizenship and Human Rights: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead’

Utrecht University's focus area Cultures, Citizenship and Human Rights will open the academic year on 8 September by means of an international CCHR conference entitled 'Cultures, Citizenship and Human Rights: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead'. The day will be opened by Utrecht University's Rector Magnificus Prof. Bert van der Zwaan and Prof. Rosemarie Buikema (Gender Studies).

The conference takes stock of the past three CCHR years and looks ahead into the future of these research themes at the crossroads of culture, citizenship and human rights. This international event is comprised of renowned keynote speakers in this research field (Prof. Jacqueline Bhabha, Harvard and Prof. Nicholas Mirzoeff, NYU) and paper presentations of CCHR funded research by CCHR fellows and consortia. Hereby a selection of our CCHR-affiliated researchers will present their ERC or National Research Council funded research projects among them Spinoza Laureate Prof. Birgit Meyer (Religious Studies), Vici Laureate Prof. Barbara Oomen (Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance), ERC laureates Dr Dirk van Miert (Cultural History) and Prof. Sandra Ponzanesi (Gender Studies).

Keynote speakers

Jacqueline Bhabha is Professor of the practice of health and human rights at the Harvard School of Public Health, director of research at Harvard’s François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, and the Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Lecturer at Harvard Law School. The talk will be relating to CCHR’s research strand of Contesting Citizenship ‘Looking back, looking forward: Citizenship, Contestation and A New Compact for Child and Youth Mobility’.

Nicholas Mirzoeff is Professor of Media, Culture and Communication, New York University. He’ll be addressing CCHR’s research line Mediating Citizenship ‘Decolonize the Space of Appearance #BlackLivesMatter’.


09.00 - 09.30 : Registration and coffee/tea

09.30 - 09.45 : Welcome and introduction by Prof. Rosemarie Buikema, and Rector Prof. Bert van der Zwaan

09.45 - 10.15 : Lecture by Prof. Jacqueline Bhabha  -  Looking back, looking forward: Citizenship, Contestation and A New Compact for Child and Youth Mobility

10.15 - 11.00 : Short responses by Prof. Sandra Ponzanesi and Prof. Barbara Oomen and plenary discussion

11.00 - 11.20 : Break

11.20 - 12.30 : Presentations Prof. Birgit Meyer, Dr Dirk van Miert and Dr Susanne Knittel and Q&A

12.30 - 13.45 : Lunch

13.45 - 14.15 : Lecture by Prof. Nicholas Mirzoeff  -  Decolonize the Space of Appearance #BlackLivesMatter

14.15 - 15.00 : Short responses by Dr Martijn Oosterbaan and Milica Trakilovic MA and plenary discussion

15.00 - 15.30 : Break

15.30 - 16.30 : Round Table on Future of CCHR research themes with Prof. Jacqueline Bhabha, Prof. Nicholas Mirzoeff, Prof. Sybe de Vries, Prof. Kiene Brillenburg Wurth, Julie Fraser LLM and Wouter Oomen MA

16.30 - 16.45 : Closing words and future

16.45 - 18.00 : Reception

Start date and time
8 September 2017 09:00
End date and time
8 September 2017 18:00