Conference Themes and Special Focus

The Fifteenth International Conference on the Arts in Society features research addressing the following annual themes.

  • Theme 1: Arts Education
  • Theme 2: Arts Theory and History
  • Theme 3: New Media, Technology and the Arts
  • Theme 4: The Arts in Social, Political, and Community Life
  • 2020 Special Focus - Against the Grain: Arts and the Crisis of Democracy

Conference Chairs

Joe Mac Donnacha

Joe Mac Donnacha

Academic Coordinator, College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Caitlín Nic an Ultaigh

Caitlín Nic an Ultaigh

Head of Enterprise and Innovation, College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Plenary Speakers

The Fifteenth International Conference on the Arts in Society will feature plenary sessions by some of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

Rióna Ní Fhrighil

Rióna Ní Fhrighil

Lecturer, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Poetry, Human Rights, and the Posthuman Predicament

Anne Karhio

Anne Karhio

Postdoctoral Fellow, Irish Research Council, Moore Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Poetry, Human Rights, and the Posthuman Predicament

Charlotte McIvor

Charlotte McIvor

Lecturer, Drama and Theatre Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Towards Efficacy and Beyond: Understanding the Impact of the Active Consent Programme’s "The Kinds of Sex You Might Have in College"

Gregory Sholette

Gregory Sholette

Professor and Co-director, Social Practice Queens MFA Concentration and Certificate Program, Queens College, City University of New York, New York, United States

Conference Partner

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