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Occupied Testimony

Posted on 15 April 2016

Juliana Mensah has received a grant from the ESRC Impact Accelerator Account: Responsive Mode Scheme for a project entitled Occupied Testimonies.

Since an earlier conference on the theme of Responsibility to the Story, and a related journal special issue (Journal of Human Rights Practice 2/2, 2010), CAHR has had an active research interest in the uses of human rights testimony. This project will see CAHR collaborate with two York-based partners, Riding Lights Theatre and Northern Women for Palestine, to explore the process of using human rights testimonies within artistic spaces. CAHR’s research will be utilised alongside Riding Lights’ theatrical practice and testimonies and reports provided by Northern Women for Palestine to create a piece of theatre that will be shared and discussed with the general public and then further discussed in a workshop involving the collaborating partners in the summer of 2016.