What is it?
TaPRA Fellowship is a new initiative created and funded by TaPRA in partnership with an arts organization, library, museum, or other interested partner.
Who is it for?
The TaPRA fellow will be an ECR (within eight years of being awarded a PhD) who has yet to find secure full-time employment. The fellowship will fund a discrete research project, offer training and mentoring through the research process to the submission and completion of an article length piece for publication.
The 2016-17 fellowship can be taken up at anytime after January 1st 2017 and the research process must be completed by September 2017. This year’s fellowship partner is The Garrick Club Library in London. Research funding of £5,000 can be used over an expected research period of approximately twelve weeks.
The 2016-17 TaPRA fellow will work with a small archive on early twentieth-century actress Florence Buckton (1893-1963). For more information, job description and application details, please email: Gilli Bush-Bailey (Professor of Women’s Performance Histories, Royal Central School of Speech & Drama): Gilli.Bush-Bailey@cssd.ac.uk
PhD candidate in Drama in the University of Exeter/NIAS joint-doctoral programme, for her essay ‘“Flash mob Mumbai”: performing a “politics of forgetting” in the semi-public spaces of globalising India’.
Professor Tompkins felt that ‘This paper analyses how we might think about understanding ‘social media performance’ in the highly-charged city context of Mumbai, a city where attempts to use social media have in the past backfired. The author situates the recent tensions of this geographical/social context well and intriguingly looks to both the potentials and the ironies raised by social media performance. The paper has relevance to contemporary performance informed by technology well beyond its exploration in Mumbai.’
To be considered for membership of REF2021 sub-panel 33, the forms and guidance documentation are now available. Deadline 30 November 2017.