The Department of Media Studies and the Maynooth University Arts and Humanities Institute have the pleasure of inviting you to an afternoon seminar examining campus and civil protest, and the politics of academic freedom and freedom of speech. The event is organised around a visiting lecture from Dr Nick Riemer, Departments of English and Linguistics, University of Sydney, and features further contributions from MU staff as well as a presentation from Scholars at Risk, who have just established their European office at MU. The seminar will be followed by a reception.
Tuesday 26th November 15.00-18.00, Iontas Building room 1.33
Department of Media Studies and the Arts and Humanities Institute present:
'Contemporary conflicts concerning protest, academic freedom and freedom of speech'
Introduction to the work of Scholars at Risk
Orla Duke, Programme manager, Scholars at Risk Europe.
The politics of disruption and the functions of speech
Nick Riemer, University of Sydney
The politicisation of ‘balance’ and ‘moderation’ during the Repeal Campaign.
Sinéad Kennedy, Dept of English, MU
Colonial apologism and the politics of academic freedom
John Reynolds, Dept of Law, MU
No platform, anti-racisms and the structure of postracial presumption
Gavan Titley, Dept of Media Studies, MU