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12/9/22 – Vincenzo Tudisco Joins the DANCING Team as a Post-doctoral Researcher

Profile photo of VIncenzo Tudisco.

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Vincenzo Tudisco who has joined the School of Law and Criminology, Maynooth University and the ALL Institute as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Law. Vincenzo is joining ERC-funded project DANCING and will be working under the mentorship of Prof. Delia Ferri on WP 2 of the project on EU law.

Vincenzo has been working as a Consultant for the European Network of Equality Bodies (Equinet), as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Comparative Constitutional Law, and as a Teaching Assistant in EU Law (University of Trento). Vincenzo holds a PhD in International Studies and an MA in Law (University of Trento).
 
Vincenzo’s research within the remit of EU law and Comparative Public law focuses on diversity and non-discrimination, minorities, equality bodies, National Human Rights Institutions, and access to justice.

29/7/22 – New Publication in Alter – European Journal of Disability Research by Ann Leahy and Delia Ferri

Read full article: The right to participate in cultural life of persons with disabilities in Europe: Where is the paradigm shift?

Citation

Ann Leahy and Delia Ferri, The right to participate in cultural life of persons with disabilities in Europe: Where is the paradigm shift?, Alter [Online], Articles en pré-publication, mis en ligne le 28 juillet 2022, consulté le 09 août 2022. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/alterjdr/989

8/7/22 – New Publication in DPCE Online by Neža Šubic and Delia Ferri

Read full article: Characterizing Access to Culture for People with Disabilities in EU Cultural Policy: European Identity, Market integration and Social Inclusion

Citation

Šubic, Neža; Ferri, Delia. Characterizing Access to Culture for People with Disabilities in EU Cultural Policy: European Identity, Market integration and Social Inclusion. DPCE Online, [S.l.], v. 52, n. 2, july 2022. ISSN 2037-6677. Available at: <http://www.dpceonline.it/index.php/dpceonline/article/view/1611>

25/6/22 – New Publication in Journal of Human Rights Practice by Delia Ferri, Ann Leahy, Neža Šubic and Léa Urzel

Read full article: Implementing the Right of People with Disabilities to Participate in Cultural Life across Five European Countries: Narratives and Counternarratives Delia Ferri, Ann Leahy, Neža Šubic and Léa Urzel

Citation

Delia Ferri, Ann Leahy, Neža Šubic, Léa Urzel, Implementing the Right of People with Disabilities to Participate in Cultural Life across Five European Countries: Narratives and Counternarratives, Journal of Human Rights Practice, 2022;, huac035, https://doi.org/10.1093/jhuman/huac035

27/5/22 – Post-doctoral Researcher Vacancy Opens

We are seeking post-doctoral researcher to join the DANCING project team.

We are looking to appoint a candidate to conduct legal research in the field of EU law. Experience of working in interdisciplinary research projects is desirable. The successful candidate may also be asked to contribute to the teaching activities within the department corresponding to their own interests, knowledge, and experience.

This post will be for 36 months, with an anticipated commencement of 1 September 2022. This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

Salary

Post-doctoral Researcher (2022):           €39,523 – €45,609 per annum (6 points) with increments

Appointments will be made in accordance with public sector pay provisions.

Closing Date

Closing date 14th June 2022. Applications are now closed.

26-27/5/22 – Event ‘Open Up Museums!’

A poster for the event with a piece of modern art, the logos of the supporting institutions and the following text:  Open Up Museums!
Prospects and Challenges of Accessibility, Diversity and Inclusion
26-27 May 2022
A two-day itinerary workshop to explore key issues and tools to promote
openness in the cultural sector between law and practice

DANCING was proud to present an event jointly organised with ReCreating Europe and InDICEs, hosted by the University of Trento: Open Up Museums! Prospects and Challenges of Accessibility, Diversity and Inclusion. It was a two-day itinerary workshop to explore key issues and tools to promote openness in the cultural sector between law and practice.

20/4/22 – New Publication in International Journal of Cultural Policy by Neža Šubic and Delia Ferri

Neža Šubic & Delia Ferri (2022) National disability strategies as rights-based cultural policy tools, International Journal of Cultural Policy, DOI: 10.1080/10286632.2022.2053960

28/2/22 – New Publication in European Constitutional Law Review by Neža Šubic

Šubic, N. (2022). Challenging the Use of EU Funds: Locus Standi as a Roadblock for Disability Organisations: ECJ Order of 15 April 2021, Case C-622/20 P, Validity and Center for Independent Living v CommissionEuropean Constitutional Law Review, 1-23. doi:10.1017/S1574019622000037

22/3/22 – A Conversation with Dr Rosaleen McDonagh author of Unsettled  (Skein Press 2021)

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

Tuesday 22nd March, 7 p.m. on Zoom 

Dr McDonagh’s widely acclaimed and ground-breaking book Unsettled offers a raw and uncompromising exploration of life from the perspective of a Traveller woman with a disability, exposing racism, ableism, and abuse while celebrating family and community. Author Anne Enright has described Unsettled as a book that “beats back the darkness, that “brings us all further on” and its author as “proud, smart and ingenious”. Alongside being a board member of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission and of Pavee Point Traveller & Roma Centre, Dr McDonagh is an activist, playwright, author. We are delighted to share an evening conversation with her about her exceptional new book.

21/3/22 – Infographic launched for Social Justice Week – Where is the Paradigm Shift?

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?
Accessible versions of this item:
– audio description
– text version

2/3/22 – DANCING Project features in ERC ‘Story’

Here is the link to the full ‘story’ – Reimagining Cultural Diversity: Disability and Inclusion

28/2/22 – New Publication In The Scandinavian Journal Of Disability Research By Ann Leahy And Delia Ferri

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

15/12/21 – Research Assistant Vacancy with DANCING Project, an ALL Institute Project in the School of Law and Criminology, Maynooth University, Kildare, Ireland

We are looking to appoint a Research Assistant to support the Principal Investigator, Prof. Delia Ferri and post-doctoral researchers in conducting their research.  The focus of the RA will be related in particular but not exclusively to Work Package (WP) 1 and 2 and will require support in the organization of interviews with national and European stakeholders, as well as transcription of those interviews, and research assistance in the review of relevant EU law sources and relevant scholarship​ ​. For this particular position, we are looking to appoint a candidate with basic knowledge of qualitative research methods, legal methods, and EU law and with an interest in cultural studies and/or disability studies. Experience of working in interdisciplinary research projects is desirable.  Applications close 18/1/22.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

20/10/21 – Tender Launched for Provision of an original choreography for a contemporary dance piece (to be performed twice on stage) for the DANCING Project

Invitation to Tender 

We are seeking the creation of an original, inclusive, contemporary dance choreography for four to six dancers, at least half of whom to be persons with disabilities and to stage 2 performances for the DANCING Project.

Closing date:  20/11/21 at 12:00.

To apply please visit:  Irish e-tender site and search for tender reference PCO195/S

Invitation to Tender

We are seeking the creation of an original, inclusive, contemporary dance choreography for four to six dancers, at least half of whom to be persons with disabilities and to stage two performances for the DANCING Project.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

19/10/21 – Research Assistant Vacancy with DANCING Project, an ALL Institute Project in the School of Law and Criminology, Maynooth University, Kildare, Ireland

We are looking to appoint a Research Assistant to support the Principal Investigator, Prof. Delia Ferri and post-doctoral researchers in conducting their research.  The focus of the RA will be related in particular but not exclusively to Work Package (WP) 1 and 2 and will require support in the organization of interviews with national and European stakeholders, as well as transcription of those interviews, and research assistance in the review of relevant EU law sources and relevant scholarship​ ​. For this particular position, we are looking to appoint a candidate with basic knowledge of qualitative research methods, legal methods, and EU law and with an interest in cultural studies and/or disability studies. Experience of working in interdisciplinary research projects is desirable.  

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

17/9/21 – Funded PhD Opportunity with DANCING Project, an ALL Institute Project in the School of Law and Criminology

Applicants should have a first degree in Law and a Master’s degree in Law with a focus on EU law. It is not necessary to be registered as a student at Maynooth University during the application process, but only once the candidate is successful, will registration start.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

16/3/21 – Webinar:
Researching Disability and Diversity in Culture

An Introduction to the ERC Project “Protecting the Right to Culture of Persons with Disabilities and Enhancing Cultural Diversity through European Union Law – DANCING”

You can find the presentations on our dissemination page.