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Early Career Research Prize

The Eary Career Research Prize is open to anyone who falls within the AHRC definition of an early career researcher (8 years of being awarded a PhD OR 6 years of their first full time contract in a teaching /research post). The prize is awarded for a piece of research (including practice-based/applied work) that has had an appropriate form and level of circulation/dissemination (e.g., publication, research project) and has been published or launched within 24 months of the nomination date. Research which has already secured funding (in any shape or form) is eligible as long as it falls within the 24 month limit.

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Winner

The Prize

Archive

Nomination

Locating the Audience

PRIZES

2017

WINNER

Kirsty Sedgman

for development of work on audience research including Locating the Audience (Intellect, 2016).

The judges felt that few studies in this field are as successful as this in demonstrating the complexity of research that is able to deliver a real understanding of audience experience while maintaining a sharp critical focus. The work is already having an impact and at a time when the ‘audience experience’ is so often relegated to consumer response and metrics data, Sedgman’s work is a welcome turn to the live and lived experience of and for the people who buy the tickets.

SHORTLISTED

Rachel Hann

for leadership in the areas of costume and practice research.

Georgina Guy

for Theatre, Exhibition, and Curation: Displayed & Performed (Routledge, 2016)

WINNING

The Prize

The Prize consists of a free conference place (membership fee, conference dinner and accommodation excluded) and a cheque for £200.

2016

WINNER

Matt Hargrave

Theatres of Learning Disability: Good, Bad, or Plain Ugly? (Palgrave)

The judges felt that from inside, from outside, this project shows change towards place in action and declares its ambition for further work. It is the work of considered scholarship and practice: far reaching, versatile, inclusive and impactful both for the communities with which it worked and for the academic sector which TaPRA represents.

RUNNER-UP

Royona Mitra

Akram Khan: Dancing New Interculturalism (Palgrave).

SHORTLISTED

George Home-Cook

Theatre and Aural Attention: Stretching Ourselves (Palgrave)

Kate Elswit

Watching Weimar Dance (Oxford University Press)

Anna Harpin

for her co-edited collection, Performance, Madness, Psychiatry: Isolated Acts (Palgrave) and an article in the journal Interdisciplinary Science Reviews.

2015

WINNER

Adrian Curtin

for his book Avant Garde Theatre Sound: Staging Sonic Modernity (Palgrave)

RUNNER-UP

Adam Alston

for his work on the aesthetics and politics of audience participation.

SHORTLISTED

Adam Alston

for his work on the aesthetics and politics of immersive theatre.

Bryce Lease

for his work on Polish and Central European Theatre.

2014

WINNER

Dominic Johnson

for his extensive work on Live Art.

SHORTLISTED

Vicky Angelaki

The Plays of Martin Crimp: Making Theatre Strange (Palgrave)

Patrick Duggan

Trauma/Tragedy: Symptoms of Contemporary Performance (Manchester University Press)

2013

WINNER

Laura Cull

for her work in establishing Performance Philosophy through a range of publications and projects.

SHORTLISTED

Dominic Johnson

Glorious Catastrophe: Jack Smith, Performance and Visual Culture (Manchester University Press)

Patrick Duggan

Trauma/Tragedy: Symptoms of Contemporary Performance (Manchester University Press)

2012

WINNER

Jenny Hughes

Performance in a Time of Terror: Critical Mimesis and the Age of Uncertainty (Manchester University Press)

Alison Jeffers

Refugees, Theatre and Crisis: Performing Global Identities (Palgrave)

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Nomination

Only current TaPRA members can submit nominations for our awards or elections. Each nomination requires a seconder, who must also be a current member.

TaPRA and SCUDD are seeking nominations for REF members

To be considered for membership of REF2021 sub-panel 33, the forms and guidance documentation are now available. Deadline 30 November 2017.

TaPRA and SCUDD are seeking nominations for REF members

To be considered for membership of REF2021 sub-panel 33, the forms and guidance documentation are now available. Deadline 30 November 2017.

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