Second edition of the Summer School on The Arts and Human Rights

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017

The Human Rights Research and Education Centre is pleased to present the 2nd edition of the Summer School on The Arts and Human Rights (AHR) (DCC3113 / CML4109S / EAS 4103) that will be held from June 19 to 23, 2017.


Registration Deadline:

- For credit participants: April 17

- For non-credit participants: May 30



Students non-credit: $600

Students for credit: University of Ottawa rates apply

Other participants: $950

Scholarships available


The goal of this course is to explore issues around the Art as a manifestation of human rights and as an instrument for the promotion of human rights. The course is open to students (for credit or not) as well as academics, government employees, NGO and IO staff, indigenous and community representatives, artists, activists and cultural workers. Each year, the summer school will focus in a particular theme.


For 2017, the theme will be Indigenous Arts and Culture and the course will be offered only in English. Enrolment is limited to 40 participants. Those who successfully complete the training will receive a certificate of recognition from the Human Rights Research and Education Centre.


The Course features leading scholars, practitioners and artists. Academic direction will be provided by Professors John Packer, HRREC Director, and Chantal Rodier, Faculty of Arts, uOttawa.


The Connection between the Arts and Human Rights

In recognition of the Arts as an integral medium of learning and expression, the HRREC launched the Arts and Human Rights Program. This powerful initiative seeks to raise awareness and engage individuals in a multidisciplinary interrogation of human rights issues framed through various forms of creative artistic expression such as visual, performance, media, cinematography, musical and literary arts. The AHR summer course brings to life the teaching component of the program and explores areas of study directly related to the foci of the HRREC. The curriculum blends traditional and artistic pedagogical methods.


If you have questions about the summer school, do not hesitate to contact us at

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