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  1. Dear Colleagues,

    we hereby would like to invite you to the third international conference of the Federation of International Human Rights Museums (FIHRM) from 8-10 October 2012 at the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool, UK. Please see below the invitation for the call for papers. We also have bursary scheme for a limited number of delegates. More details below.
    We hope to see you there!

    Francoise McClafferty, FIHRM Coordinator

    FIHRM – Federation of International Human Rights Museums

    Invitation and call for papers

    Museums and Human Rights
    8-10 October 2012
    International Slavery Museum
    Liverpool, UK

    We would like to invite you to submit your expressions of interest to attend and/or speak at the conference. The theme of this year’s conference is:

    Museums and Human Rights

    It is five years since the opening of the International Slavery Museum. In that time, the view has become more widespread that museums should play an active role in fighting for human rights, and there are now many museums around the world that are active in this field.

    In this conference we want to consider the ways in which museums have – or have not – made progress.

    We wish to look at recent and current examples of progressive work, in terms of combating gender and ethnic inequalities, discrimination and other human rights abuses.


    You can submit proposals for case studies, research papers, workshops and poster sessions under any of the above themes. Proposals should be about 300 words. In addition, you are asked to submit a short biography of about 200 words.

    All papers must be in English. The deadline is 30 June 2012.

    Bursary Scheme

    FIHRM will offer a number of bursaries to cover travel and accommodation for those who would not be able to attend otherwise. For more details on the bursary scheme, please visit the website at

    There is no registration fee for attending.

    Further information

    For further details on the conference, please visit the FIHRM website at

    If you have any further queries, please contact Françoise McClafferty at

    Spread the word

    Please pass on this invitation to any other colleagues and organisations who you think may be interested in this initiative.

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