Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Ensuring Knowledge belongs in the Commons: the importance of Open Access

 Presenters: Helen Fallon, Deputy Librarian, Maynooth University & Firoze Manji, Director of Daraja Press, and Adjunct Professor in the Institute of African Studies at Carleton University, Ottawa  

20th  October, 15:00 – 16:00

In November 2020 Daraja, a not-for-profit press, will publish the book "I am a Man of Peace: Writings inspired by the Maynooth University Ken Saro-Wiwa Archive." The book will be available to purchase as a print publication and on open access via MURAL (Maynooth University Research Archive Library).

Helen Fallon, the editor of the collection, will explain the background to, and creation of the book, which marks the 25th anniversary of the execution of Nigerian writer and activist Ken Saro-Wiwa.
Maynooth University Library holds the death-row correspondence from Saro-Wiwa to Sister Majella McCarron (OLA).
More information on the collection

Firoze Manji, the publisher, will discuss why it is necessary to appropriate learning as something that belongs to the commons. He will comment on the role of education and knowledge in the struggles for justice, freedom and dignity.

The presentations will take 30 minutes in total and there will be 30 minutes for questions/discussion.  The event is in Zoom.  The event is free and registration is essential.

Book here

This event is part of Library events for Maynooth University Research Week/Open Access Week2020


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