Performance Studies International Conference: "Technology, Memory, Experience" - Historical Paradigm Working Group Call For Papers
Performance in Historical Paradigms Working Group
Performance Studies International Utrecht, the Netherlands
Conveners: Lisa Peschel (Harvard University) and Aniko Szucs (New York University)
Working Group Theme for 2010
Building on the momentum of a series of consecutive panels at PSi in the last few years, the Performance in Historical Paradigms working group will reconvene in Utrecht to discuss the theme:
Camillo 2.0: Technology, Memory, Experience
The conference theme of “Technology, Memory, Experience” provides a productive lens for discussing Performance Studies methodologies for those of us who juggle with multiple (inter)disciplinary paradigms and use performance theory to think historically, or think historically about performance. As usual, we invite proposals that engage with the general working group focus on the intersections between performance studies and history, and with new questions inspired by the conference theme:
- How might performance studies expand, change, or challenge the field of history—and vice versa?
- Where does the merging of history and performance studies currently occur most productively? Are there, or should there be, any limits to the use of performance theory in historical inquiry?
- How can the methods, theoretical influences, and other disciplinary preoccupations of performance studies apply to the study of the past?
- How do different research methodologies enable a historical perspective and what are their drawbacks?
-What constitutes evidence in the intersection of performance studies and history?
- How might a focus on technology, memory and experience enable the recovery of “minor” or “forgotten” histories?
-What role does performance play in consolidating or creating forms of memory and experience? How does technology support or transform that process?
For more information, please email the conveners, Lisa Peschel:
firstname.lastname@example.org; and Aniko Szucs: email@example.com or check out the conference’s website: http://psi17.org/.
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