Thursday, 12 July 2012

Making Routes

Lecturer in Performance David Overend has established this network and online resource for researchers, artists and practitioners interested in exploring the relationships between performance and journeys. Visit

Processes, Outcomes, Pathways and Products (POPP): A Scottish Practice-as-Research Symposium

Processes, Outcomes, Pathways and Products (POPP): A Scottish Practice-as-Research Symposium

20th and 21st of November 2012  

POPP is an interdisciplinary symposium for postgraduate students and early career researchers in the Arts and Humanities who use practice-as-research methods in Scotland. The symposium will take place on the 20th and 21st November 2012 at the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) in Glasgow. During this a formal peer-led research network with an online home will be launched. The event aims to reach beyond the traditional conference format by emphasising research training and opportunities to share practice. Research can be presented through papers and practice demonstrations which might include installations, performances, readings, exhibitions of artworks or maps, concerts, workshops or any similar formats. This conference seeks to contribute to the method of practice-as-research beyond disciplinary boundaries. As such contributions are welcomed from fields including but not limited to Theatre and Performance Studies, Art History, Creative Writing, Translation Studies, Education, Interpretation, Film Studies, Anthropology, Music and Sonic Arts, Architecture, Geography, Cartography, Ethnology, Archaeology, Design, Journalism, Publishing, Curating and Museum Studies and Archiving.

Alongside the presentation of research projects, POPP will offer training workshops to attendees. Confirmed workshops include a creative training workshop with Anna Birch from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, workshops lead by the Humanities Advanced Technology & Information Institute (HATII) of the University of Glasgow and an Emerging Scholars Forum.

Following the event there will be the opportunity to continue conversations on our Wikispaces site: . This site will also be used to document the symposium. Call for submissions of either 20-minute research papers Presentations of practice Requirements The researcher must be affiliated with a Scottish institution. Practice must have a formal research element and be situated within the academy.

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