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IFTR Election 2014 ballot open for registered members

Posted: November 14, 2014 | By:

  The ballot for the 2014 IFTR Election is open from 14 November 2014 until 14 December 2014. The ballot was pushed back from the dates stated in earlier correspondence. Please note that only registered members of IFTR may vote in the ballot. To access the ballot simply log in to the IFTR website with the username and password you were issued when you registered your membership and thereafter you will see the 'Election 2014' tab on the main menu to the right of the 'Help' tab. If you hav...

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The 2015 Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research at Harvard University

Posted: November 13, 2014 | By:

Dear colleagues,The Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research at Harvard University is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our fifth annual summer session, to be held June 1st - 12th, 2015. The School offers faculty and advanced graduate students the opportunity to learn from leading scholars in theater and performance research in an intensive two-week summer program.The topic for the 2015 session wil...

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CROSSING BORDERS – THEATRE AND CULTURAL ENCOUNTERS

Posted: November 13, 2014 | By:

Call for Papers CROSSING BORDERS – THEATRE AND CULTURAL ENCOUNTERS Conference in Helsinki and Tvärminne, 5-8 May 2015 University of Helsinki, The Finnish Society of Theatre Research (TEATS) and the Association of Nordic Theatre Scholars (NTF) Deadline for proposals 15 January 2015 On Crossing Borders "What the map cuts up the story cuts across"(Michel de Certeau, The Practice of Everyday Life, 1984, p. 129) The title of the Conference conjures up a number of images: centre...

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« Le capital des idées », Le colloque de l’Association canadienne de la recherche théâtrale (ACRT) 2015

Posted: November 11, 2014 | By:

Colloque de l’ACRT 2015, Département de théâtre, Université d’Ottawa   Le colloque de l’Association canadienne de la recherche théâtrale (ACRT) se tiendra au Département de théâtre de l’Université d’Ottawa, du 30 mai au 2 juin 2015, durant le Congrès des sciences humaines du Canada (CSHC).   Le thème choisi pour le Congrès 2015, « Le capital des idées », nous invite à réfléchir au pouvoir des idées : celles qui captivent le cœur et l’esprit&nb...

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CAPITAL IDEAS - Canadian Association for Theatre Research Conference 2015

Posted: November 11, 2014 | By:

CATR Conference 2015, Department of theatre, University of Ottawa The 2015 Canadian Association for Theatre Research (CATR) Conference will take place at theUniversity of Ottawa's Department of Theatre from Saturday May 30th to Tuesday June 2nd,2015, as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS). The theme of the 2015 CHSS is Capital Ideas, an invitation to reflect on the power of ideas.Ideas captivate our hearts and minds; ideas connect people and ignite discussions an...

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Call for Writing: Theatre/Performance and Health

Posted: November 11, 2014 | By:

Call for academic writing on: Drs Katharine Low (Royal Central School, London) and Veronica Baxter (University of Cape Town) are calling for brief research snapshots or viewpoints (700-1500 words) on theatre and/ or performance, to augment writing in a forthcoming book (Bloomsbury Methuen) entitled APPLIED THEATRE: PERFORMING HEALTH AND WELLBEING. The book derives impetus from the World Health Organisation’s definition of health and the Beyond 2015 Millennium Development Goals. Existing writ...

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Seeking Assistant Professor in African American Theatre, University of Georgia

Posted: November 6, 2014 | By:

The University of Georgia Department of Theatre and Film Studies and the Institute for African American Studies seek an assistant professor in a joint tenure-track position to begin fall 2015. The candidate’s scholarly research should focus on African American theatre, performance art, and/or film. Additional qualifications must include the ability to teach survey courses in theatre history at the undergraduate and graduate level, supervise doctora...

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CALL FOR BURSARY APPLICATION: IFTR 2015 CONFERENCE, HYDERABAD 5-10 JULY

Posted: October 31, 2014 | By:

If you wish to attend the conference in Hyderabad, India, in 2015 (http://www.iftr2015hyd.in/), but could have difficulty accessing the necessary resources, IFTR/FIRT invites you to apply for a bursary. Please note the following principles in this regard. 1. The Federation awards its bursaries according to the quality of the applicant's proposal for a paper and according to the degree of his or her financial need. 2.Funds are limited and only applicants deemed to be most worthy may be awarded...

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CFP: Performance as Research: Knowledge, Methods, Impact

Posted: October 30, 2014 | By:

Performance as Research Working GroupInternational Federation for Theatre Research Essay Collection Call for ProposalsPerformance as Research: Knowledge, Methods, ImpactEditors: Annette Arlander, Bruce Barton, Melanie Dreyer-Lude, and Ben SpatzThe Performance as Research (PaR) Working Group of IFTR invites proposals for an essay collection that will bring new critical insights to fundamental questions about PaR.While there has been co...

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REMINDER - Call for papers - Bodies on Stage: Acting Confronted by Technology

Posted: October 30, 2014 | By:

CALL FOR PAPERS BODIES ON STAGE: ACTING CONFRONTED BY TECHNOLOGY (TAKE 2) International Conference 2015, Paris, June 15 -16 -17 Sorbonne nouvelle-Paris3/ Université du Québec à Montréal   Over the last twenty years, new technologies have had a profound influence on the theatrical stage, and on acting. Today, the flesh-and-blood body often rubs shoulders with synthetic or hybrid bodies, creating mixed corporalities - “half flesh, half calculus” (Couchot), whose balance v...

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