Gender Mainstreaming & Cultural Rights
International Conference – Women and the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development
Dates: 19,20 & 21 December 2016
Venue: ArtsAcre Foundation, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
The aim of the Conference is to create a civic space for promoting gender and diversity in cultural institutions and agencies:
- Promoting critical reflections on the current state of gendered concerns,
- Sharing and promoting case studies and demonstration projects, and
- Advancing critical discourse in gender studies and cultural institutions.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The conference will feature plenary speakers and papers submitted by participants. Interested researchers, policy makers, curators and cultural programmers are invited to submit a 150-word abstract of their proposed papers and a 50-word personal Bio. An editorial group will respond to submissions within 6 weeks. The following broad categories will form the structure of the conference.
- Conceptual understandings of Gender Mainstreaming and Gender Parity,
- Critical mapping of the current situation through case studies,
- Policy imperatives for transformative planning,
- Capacity building, upskilling and up scaling for achieving Gender Parity,
- Creativity – the ongoing exploration of the interplay between arts, culture, heritage, creativity and gender,
- Cultural diversity and embedding gender parity in cultural agencies, and
- Any other interdisciplinary area that falls within the ambit of the Conference purpose.
First Round by: 31st July 2016, if selected submit full paper by 15th August 2016
Second Round by: 15th August 2016, if selected submit full paper by 30th Sept 2016
Third Round by: 30th Sept 2016, if selected submit full paper by 15th October 2016
Fourth Round by: 15th Oct 2016, if selected submit full paper by 25th October 2016
Further submissions will be considered on a discretionary basis.
Last Registration by: 30th November 2016*
NB: Staggered deadlines have been set to enable peer review process.
CO – CONVENERS
Ms. Reena Dewan, Director, ArtsAcre Foundation: Museum and International Centre for Creativity & Cultural Vision, Kolkata, India (Member of ICOM).
Prof. Amareswar Galla, PhD. Executive Director, International Institute for the Inclusive Museum and Curator, Amaravati Ancient Town & Bapu Museum, A.P. India. (Former Vice President of ICOM; Former President of ICOM Asia Pacific Alliance; http://inclusivemuseum.org/director/)
Asso. Prof. Supreo Chanda, Head of Museology, University of Calcutta, Kolkata. The University of Calcutta is a public state university located in Kolkata, West Bengal, India established on 24 January 1857. It was the first institution in Asia to be established as a multidisciplinary and secular Western-style university. There are seven Nobel laureates associated with this university including Ronald Ross, Rabindranath Tagore, C. V. Raman and Amartya Sen.
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