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See the events in the DANCING diary in this project timeline from when we started on 1/9/20.

DANCING PROJECT TIMELINE

2024
Event: DANCING Academic Conversation with Prof. Mariolina Eliantonio, Prof. Emilia Korkea-aho and Prof. Ulrika Mӧrth

They will be joining us to discuss their recent co-edited volume ‘Research Handbook on Soft Law’ published by Edward Elgar in 2023.

Book cover of 'Research Handbook on Soft Law'

Cartoon Launched: DANCING Workshop with the Advisory Board
D. Ferri presented at the NOVA School of Law, Lisbon, Portugal

The presentation was entitled ‘Protecting the Right to Culture of Persons with Disabilities and Enhancing Cultural Diversity through EU Law’

Profile photo of Prof. Delia Ferri

Prof. Delia Ferri Presents at the University of Padova, Italy

D. Ferri presented ‘DANCING:  Protecting the Right to Culture of Persons with Disabilities and Enhancing Cultural Diversity through EU Law’ at a seminar hosted by the University of Padova, Italy.

Profile photo of Prof. Delia Ferri

Cartoon Launched: The Premiere of ‘Lived Fiction’ by Stopgap Dance Company
Prof. Delia Ferri Presented at Two Seminars at the University of Murcia, Spain

The presentations were entitled:

‘Protecting the Right to Culture of Persons with Disabilities and Enhancing Cultural Diversity through EU Law (DANCING)’

and

‘The EU Disability Card: A Step forward in the Protection of Disability Rights’.

 

Photo of Prof. D. Ferri

Blog Post by Eva Krolla Published on Ideas In All Blogsite

‘Lived Fiction’ Goes on Stage: Reflecting on a Major Milestone for the DANCING Project and the Collaboration with Stopgap

 

Author: Eva Krolla in dialogue with Professor Delia Ferri and Lucy Glover, Executive Producer at Stopgap Dance Company

Profile photo of Eva Krolla

DANCING in the National Press

The article on RTE is entitled ‘Meet the dance company celebrating the power of diversity’.

Screenshot of the RTE website showing the RTE logo and a photo of one of the Stopgap Dance Company dancers performing.

World Premiere of ‘Lived Fiction’

The inclusive choreography commissioned by DANCING premieres at 7pm on 11th April 2024 at the LIR Academy Theatre, Dublin.

Excerpt of the poster for Lived Fiction

Cartoon Launched: Presenting DANCING Interim Findings
Prof. Delia Ferri and Dr. Ann Leahy Present at SLSA Conference in Portsmouth, UK

D. Ferri and A. Leahy presented ‘Barriers and Facilitators to Cultural Participation by People with Disabilities: A Socio-legal Analysis’ at the annual conference of The Socio-legal Studies Association, hosted by the University of Portsmouth.

Event: DANCING Academic Conversation with Dr. Giulia Priora

Dr. Giulia Priora presented and discussed her research on ‘Distributive Rationales in EU Copyright Law’ which underpins her forthcoming monograph on the topic.

Photo of Giulia Priora

New Chapter by Prof. Delia Ferri Published on SSRN

D. Ferri, (2024) The Role Of Disability Studies in the Advancement of EU Law Scholarship, in R. Deplano, G. Gentile, L. Lonardo, T. Nowak (Eds), Interdisciplinary Research Methods in EU Law: A Handbook (Edward Elgar, 2024 forthcoming).

Photo of Prof. D. Ferri

New Publication by Dr. Ann Leahy and Prof. Delia Ferri in International Journal of Law in Context

Photo of Dr. Ann Leahy

A. Leahy and D. Ferri (2024) Rethinking and Advancing a ‘Bottom-up’ Approach to Cultural Participation of Persons with Disabilities as Key to Realising Inclusive Equality. International Journal of Law in Context. Published online 2024:1-19.

Prof. Delia Ferri Presents at Lecture in Vienna, Austria.

D. Ferri presented ‘DANCING:  Protecting the Right to Culture of Persons with Disabilities and Enhancing Cultural Diversity through EU Law’ at a lecture organised by the Department of Legal Studies, hosted by the Central European University (CEU), Vienna.

Photo of Prof. Delia Ferri

Blog Post by Hilary Hooks Published on Ideas In All Blogsite

Creating an Accessible Survey for the DANCING ProjectPhoto of Hilary Hooks

 

Interviews with Policy-makers Working on Cultural or Disability Policies at EU Level Concluded
Prof. Delia Ferri Presents New Book at the UN in Geneva

D. Ferri and N. Subic (2023) The European Union: Federal Trends in Disability Rights, in D. Ferri, F. Palermo, G. Martinico (Eds), Federalism and the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Oxford: Hart Publishing. ISBN (print): 9781509962433

Profile photo of Prof. Delia Ferri

 

Launch of New Infographic: ‘Flowchart of Lived Fiction’
Prof. Delia Ferri Presents at Conference in Messina, Italy

D. Ferri presented ‘Digitalizzazione e Accessibilità: il ruolo del diritto europeo’ at the conference entitled ‘Developing an International Strategy in the Euromediterranean Area on the Goods for an Updated Anthropic Loop’ organised by Department of Jurisprudence, hosted by Università degli Studi di Messina.

Photo of Pro.f Delia Ferri

We welcome Prof. Laverne Jacobs to the DANCING Advisory Board

Our welcome to Prof. Jacobs follows the sad passing of Dr. Damjan Tatic.  In Memoriam.

Photo of Laverne Jacobs

DANCING Event: DANCING Academic Conversation with Dr. Vilija Vėlyvytė

Dr. Vilija Vėlyvytė presented and discussed her recent book ‘Judicial Authority in EU Internal Market Law: Implications for the Balance of Competences and Powers’.profile photo of Vilija Velyvyte

Iryna Tecuchova Presents at Conference in Cork, Ireland

I. Tekuchova presented ‘The EU as Promoter of Disability Rights in Ukraine’ at the JMCoE seminar series ‘EU Integration and Citizens’ Rights’ entitled ‘The EU as promoter of anti-discrimination rights in its neighbourhood – comparing Northern Ireland and Ukraine’ hosted by IHREC, University College of Cork.

Photo of Iryna Tekuchova

Team Members Conclude Interviews with European Organisations of People with Disabilities.

These interviews with key European informants are to inform the doctrinal research.

 

2023
New Publication by Prof. Delia Ferri in Anales de Derecho
DANCING Event: Academic Conversation with Dr. Evangelia Psychogiopoulou and Prof. Sarah Schoenmaekers

Dr. Psychogiopoulou and Prof. Schoenmaekers discussed their forthcoming co-edited volume entitled ‘European Union Economic Law and Culture: Towards a European Culturally Corrected Market Economy’.

Photo of Dr. Evangelia Psychogiopoulou and Prof. Sarah Schoenmaekers

Prof. Delia Ferri presents at Conference in Tilburg, Netherlands

The conference was entitled ‘Vulnerability, Disability Rights, and Digital Government’.

Profile photo of Prof. Delia Ferri

DANCING Team Members present at the IALT conference at Dublin City University (DCU)

The event was the Annual Conference of the Irish Association of Law Teachers.

Photo of teamm members of DANCING standing together in front of a screen at the IALT conference.

Prof. Delia Ferri Presented at the IV Conferenza Nazionale ANMIC, Rome, Italy

The presentation took place online and was entitled ‘L’accessibilita’ in ambito culturale: una prospettiva europea’.

Profile photo of Prof. Delia Ferri

New Publication in the Sociological Review by Ann Leahy and Delia Ferri

Ann leahy Headshot in landscape format

A. Leahy and D. Ferri (2023) Cultivating cultural capital and transforming cultural fields: A study with arts and disability organisations in Europe. The Sociological Review, 0(0). https://doi.org/10.1177/00380261231202879

Video Launched – ERC Project DANCING – Arts-based Research
Cartoon Launched: Taking Stock of the Mid-term Academic Conference and Looking Ahead
Cartoon Launched: The DANCING Mid-term Academic Conference
Léa Urzel Francil Concludes Interviews with Umbrella Organisations of Cultural Producers, Artists, and Industries Active at a European Level

The interviews were to advance understanding of the extent lack of accessibility and lack of recognition of disability identies affects the cultural domain as a whole in the EU.

Pofile photo of Léa Urzel Francil

Video Launched – ERC Project DANCING – Mid-term Academic Conference Promo
Iryna Tekuchova Presented at Symposium Entitled ‘Human Rights at Times of War and Conflict’

I. Tekuchova presented on ‘Disability-inclusive humanitarian action in Ukraine: Challenges and Perspectives’ at the joint symposium entitled ‘Human Rights at Times of War and Conflict’ hosted by the Centre for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine, and the School of Law and Criminology, Maynooth University, Ireland, Online, 20 October 2023.

Photo of Iryna Tekuchova

DANCING Accessible Concert

Our accessible concert showcased musicians with and without disabilities, Francesca Placanica, Antonio Cascelli and Paolo Grazioli, performing music by composers with and without disabilities.  The concert marked the finale of our mid-term academic conference.

Francesca Placanica and Paolo Grazioli singing with a ISL interpreter signing behind them.

DANCING Mid-term Academic Conference

Our mid-term academic conference was held at Maynooth University with Keynote speaker, Gráinne de Búrca.

 

DANCING MId-term Conference poster

Click here for accessible version of this poster in PowerPoint.

Cartoon Launched: Our Third Year
Dr. Ann Leahy Concludes Research with National Organisations of People with Disabilities

64 organisations participated from 28 countries

Photo of Dr. Ann Leahy

Dr. Ann Leahy Presents at the British Society of Gerontology Conference

The conference was held at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK, and the presentation was entitled ‘DISABILITY IN OLDER AGE:  EXPERIENCES OF INEQUALITY OFTEN OVERLOOKED?’.

Ann leahy Headshot in landscape format

 

New Publication by Delia Ferri and Neza Šubic – Chapter in Federalism and the Rights of Persons with Disabilities:  The Implementation of the CRPD in Federal Systems and Its Implications

D. Ferri and N. Šubic ‘The European Union: Federal Trends in Disability Rights‘, in D. Ferri, F. Palermo, and G. Martinico (Eds) ‘Federalism and the Rights of Persons with Disabilities:  The Implementation of the CRPD in Federal Systems and Its Implications‘ Hart Publishing, 2023.  ISBN:  9781509962433

Profile photo of Prof. Delia Ferri

Prof. Delia Presents at Academy of European Law Event – Current Reflections on EU Anti-discrimination Law

The event was held at UCD (University College Dublin) and the presentation was entitled ‘The EU Disability Card “in the making”’.

Photo of Delia Ferri sitting at a table, presenting

 

New publication by Delia Ferri in European Law Review

D. Ferri, ‘The Role of the European Union in Ensuring Accessibility of Cultural Goods and Services: All about that … Internal Market?’ ELRev Issue 3 2023. Also available on SSRN: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4403323

Profile photo of Prof. Delia Ferri

New Publication by Ann Leahy and Delia Ferri in Disability and Society

Ann leahy Headshot in landscape format

A. Leahy and D. Ferri (2023) Barriers to cultural participation by people with disabilities in Europe: a study across 28 countriesDisability and Society, DOI: 10.1080/09687599.2023.2222898

Launch of DANCING Academic Conversations – Conversation with Giuseppe Martinico

DANCING Academic Conversation with Prof. Giuseppe Martinico. Presenting the new edition of his book: The Tangled Complexity of the EU Constitutional Process: The Frustrating Knot of Europe (2nd edn, Routledge 2023). DATE: Monday 12 June 2023 Time: 13:-00 - 14:00 Venue: Online (Teams) Please register by sending an e-mail to eva.krolla@mu.ie.

New Research Assistant Starts. Welcome to Tiarnán McDonough!

Photo of Tiarnán McDonough on Maynooth University campus

Prof. Delia Ferri Participates in Workshop held by the Cultural Policy Observatory Ireland (CPOI)

The event was held at National University Ireland in Dublin and was entitled ‘Towards island-wide creative and cultural sustainability’.

Studio photo of Delia Ferri

Cartoon Launched: The First Performance of ‘Lived Fiction’
Prof. Delia Ferri Presents Online at the 65TH PEARLE Conference, Oslo, Norway

Studioe photo of Delia Ferri

The conference was entitled ‘Inclusion & diversity: a challenge and an opportunity for the performing arts sector’.

Prof. Delia Ferri Presents at a Workshop at University of Murcia, Spain

Presentation entitled ‘The Evolution of EU Disability Law’.

The University of Murcia

Prof. Delia Ferri Presents DANCING to the Paths2Include Workshop, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway

Presentation entitled The Transformative Power of EU Disability Law’.

Profile photo of Prof. Delia Ferri

Léa Urzel Francil presented at Arts & Disability Ireland

 

L. Urzel Francil presented ‘Accessibility of Cultural Life: An Irish Law Perspective’ as part of ‘The ‘Why’ and ‘How’ of Accessibility in Cultural Contexts: An Access into Action Webinar Series’ hosted by Arts & Disability IrelandPhoto of Léa Urzel Francil taken outside on campus at Maynooth University

DANCING Focus Group Held at University of Surrey, UK

Photo of a circle of chairs to be used for a focus group

First Performance of DANCING Choreography ‘Lived Fiction’ at University of Surrey, UK

Photo of Stopgap Dance company performing on stage at the DANCING first performance

Prof. Delia Ferri Presents DANCING to the Portuguese Researchers’ Delegation at the ALL Institute, Maynooth University

Studio photo of Delia Ferri

Prof. Delia Ferri Makes Presentation on DANCING for the Faculty of Arts at Maynooth University
New Publication by Delia Ferri in European Law Journal
Survey Conducted by DANCING on Audience Reaction to Sharing of ‘Work in Progress’
DANCING Presents a Sharing of the ‘Work in Progress’ Inclusive Choreography

Sharing of Work in progress. Stopgap Dance Company at Dance ireland 24-2-23

Prof. Delia Ferri Presents at the Winter School on Federalism and Governance at Eurac Research, Bolzano, Italy
Prof. Delia Ferri Presents at Dance Limerick Atelier: Dancing on the Edge: Peripheral Practices

Studio photo of Delia Ferri

Prof. Delia Ferri Presents at New Reads for the Cultural Policy Observatory Ireland

New Reads is a series of online discussions featuring new Irish research relevant to the experiences and study of cultural policy on the island of Ireland.  The seminar is entitled ‘The Right of People with Disabilities to Participate in Cultural Life’.

Profile photo of Prof. Delia Ferri

 

VACANCY: Project DANCING is recruiting for a Research Assistant.

Applications are now closed.

2022
New Publications in STALS by Vincenzo Tudisco

V. Tudisco, “Accessibility of Audiovisual Media Services for Persons with Disabilities in the European Union: Lights and Shadows of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive”, STALS RESEARCH PAPER 6/2022, at https://www.stals.santannapisa.it/sites/default/files/tudisco.pdf

Prof. Delia Ferri Presents at the Event “EUROPA E DISABILITÀ” In Padova, Italy

Studio photo of Delia Ferri

The seminar was entitled ‘L’Unione Europea e i diritti delle persone con disabilità: armonizzazione e trend federali’.

 

New Publication on SSRN by Delia Ferri and Léa Urzel

D. Ferri and L. Urzel, ‘The Employment Equality Directive and Access to Justice for Persons with Disabilities: Some Reflections in Light of Tartu Vangla and Komisia za Zashtita ot Diskriminatsia’, in European Yearbook on Human Rights 2022 (P. Czech, L. Heschl, K. Lukas, M. Nowak, G. Oberleitner Eds.), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4293925

Prof. Delia Ferri Presents at the Conference “Disability in motion: paths of self-determination” in Trento, Italy

Photo of Delia Ferri walking down a corridor at Maynooth University

‘Prof. Delia Ferri’s presentation was entitled ‘Disabilità e partecipazione culturale’.

 

Eva Krolla Presents at Roundtable in Udine

Photo of Eva Krolla standing outside on Maynooth campus

‘Human Rights in Context: Perspective on an Inclusive Society’

 

DANCING Seminar at Maynooth University

‘Audio Description in Live Theatre: Legal Perspectives and Creative Practice’ with keynote speaker: Pádraig Naughton (Arts & Disability Ireland)

Photo of Pádraig Naughton

Prof. Delia Ferri gives Guest Lecture at University College Dublin, UCD

‘The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and Its Impact on EU Disability Law and Policies’

Profile photo of Prof. Delia Ferri

 

Cartoon Launched: Our Second Year
Prof. Delia Ferri Presents at London School of Economics, LSE

‘Interdisciplinary Research Methods in EU Law- Challenges and Opportunities’

Profile photo of Prof. Delia Ferri

DANCING presents a Colloquium – ‘Inclusive Dance: Challenges, Experiences and Tools for Participatory Research’.

Sho Shibata and Lucy Bennett from Stopgap Dance Company

New Publication on SSRN – by Delia Ferri and Ann Leahy

D. Ferri and A. Leahy ‘The Right of People with Disabilities to Participate in Cultural Life: Is Cinderella Going to the Ball?‘, in S. Robinson & K. R. Fisher (eds) Research Handbook on Disability Policy (Edward Elgar, forthcoming 2023), available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4165588

New Publication in Alter – European Journal of Disability Research by Ann Leahy and Delia Ferri

Ann leahy Headshot in landscape format

A. Leahy and D. Ferri (2022) (2022)  The right to participate in cultural life of persons with disabilities in Europe: Where is the paradigm shift?,  Alter (online) 16-4. Available at http://journals.openedition.org/alterjdr/989

Prof. Delia Ferri Receives Achievement Award.

Profile photo of Prof. Delia Ferri

Maynooth University Achievement Award 2020: Professor Delia Ferri

Maynooth University Research and Innovation Report 2021

 

New Publication in DPCE Online by Neža Šubic and Delia Ferri

Headshot of Neza Subic

N. Šubic, and D. Ferri (2022) ‘Characterizing Access to Culture for People with Disabilities in EU Cultural Policy: European Identity, Market integration and Social Inclusion‘, DPCE Online, [S.l.], 52(2). Available at: http://www.dpceonline.it/index.php/dpceonline/article/view/1611

Cartoon Launched: Our Conference in Italy
Prof. Delia Ferri Presents at the Summer School at the School of Advanced Studies Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy

The event was held online and the presentation was entitled ‘Right to Culture and Migrant Children with Disabilities’.

Studio photo of Delia Ferri

New Publication in Journal of Human Rights Practice by Delia Ferri, Ann Leahy, Neža Šubic and Léa Urzel Francil

Photo of Delia Ferri sitting at a table, presenting

D. Ferri, A. Leahy, N. Šubic and L. Urzel (2022) ‘Implementing the Right of People with Disabilities to Participate in Cultural Life across Five European Countries: Narratives and Counternarratives’, Journal of Human Rights Practice,  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/jhuman/huac035

Prof. Delia Ferri Present at Conference in Murcia

Photo of Delia Ferri walking down a corridor at Maynooth University

The Transformative Power of EU Disability Law

 

Blog post by Eva Krolla Published on Ideas In ALL Blogsite
Post-doctoral Researcher Vacancy Opens

Applications now closed.

Event: Open Up Museums!

A joint event organised by DANCING, Re Creating Europe and inDICe hosted by MUSE, Trento and MART, Rovereto, Italy.

Photo of the cicrular  entrance hall of the museum

New Publication In the International Journal of Cultural Policy By Neža Šubic and Delia Ferri

Headshot of Neza Subic

N. Šubic and D. Ferri (2022) ‘National disability strategies as rights-based cultural policy tools‘, International Journal of Cultural Policy, DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/10286632.2022.2053960

Stopgap Dance Company Signs Contract to become Subcontractor for DANCING

Sharing of Work in progress. Stopgap Dance Company at Dance ireland 24-2-23

Blog Post by Léa Urzel Francil Published on Ideas in ALL blogsite for Social Justice Week
Léa Urzel Francil Presents at PhD and Early Career Researchers Workshop

Headshot of Léa Urzel Francil

Event ‘A conversation with Dr Rosaleen McDonagh’ author of Unsettled (Skein Press 2021)

Photo of Rosaleen McDonagh

The MU Sexualities and Genders Network and ERC Dancing Project are delighted to present, as part of Social Justice Week.

 

Infographic Launched: Where is the Paradigm Shift?

By Norbert Croonenberg, Accessibility Design as part of Social Justice Week 2022

This is a flowchart to show the latest results of our research , Barriers and Facilitators to Participation by People with Disabilities in Culture: Where is the paradigm shift?

Text and audio description of infographic

New Publication in the European Constitutional Law Review by Neža Šubic
DANCING Project Featured in ERC ‘Story’
Research Assistant, Eva Krolla joins the team.

Photo of Eva Krolla standing outside on Maynooth campus

New publication in the Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research by Ann Leahy and Delia Ferri

Ann leahy Headshot in landscape format

Leahy A, Ferri D. Barriers and Facilitators to Cultural Participation by People with Disabilities: A Narrative Literature Review. Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research. 2022;24(1):68–81. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16993/sjdr.863

For more information about DANCING’s activities and for job openings related to DANCING, please contact hilary.hooks@mu.ie.  

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