TaPRA 2021, 6-10 Sept, online & co-hosted by Liverpool Hope University, Performance and Science CfP: Working Scientifically

Deadline: April 9, 2021
The Performance and Science working group invites proposals on the theme of performance and ‘working scientifically’. In the National Curriculum for England ‘Working scientifically’ is described as follows: ‘observing over time; pattern seeking; identifying, classifying and grouping; comparative and fair testing (controlled investigations); and researching using secondary sources.’ National curriculum in England: science programmes of study – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) We would like...

Performance and Science Working Group Meeting

Deadline: September 4, 2020
Working Group Meeting Friday 4th September 2 pm The Performance and Science working group intends to hold a short meeting to discuss current and future activity, including publication and collaborative conference opportunities. This will also give members of the working group an opportunity to share their work and plans for any future activity, but we are not expecting any formal presentations. The meeting will take place on Teams, and details will be shared with participants in advance of...

TaPRA 2020, 2 – 4 September, Liverpool Hope University, Performance and Science Working Group CfP: Transmission and Performance

Deadline: April 17, 2020
The Performance and Science working group invites proposals on the theme of transmission and performance, across the multiple meanings of those terms. This might include: – Transmission as communication: the transmission of scientific ideas through performance or live interpretation, or communication models in performance. – Genetic transmission, hereditary ideas and evolution in, of, and through performance. – Disease and performance: epidemics, pandemics, Artaud and the...

TAPRA 2019, Exeter, Performance and Science WG CfP

Deadline: April 16, 2019
We issue two calls for this year’s TAPRA conference: an open call inviting proposals that might help us map the vast terrain encompassed by ‘performance and science’; and a themed call for a joint session with the Bodies and Performance working group.  Both calls are intended as an initial scoping exercise for the Routledge Companion to Performance and Science, which is currently in development. We will consider proposals for the following formats:   Papers, including...

TaPRA 2018, Aberystwyth, Performance and Science WG: Performance, Science & the Visual

Deadline: April 20, 2018
Call for contributions: Performance and Science Working Group TaPRA 2018: 5-7 September 2018, University of Aberystwyth PERFORMANCE, SCIENCE & THE VISUAL Describing the interrelationship between theatre and science, Liliane Campos suggests that ‘one of the attractions of scientific theory is its potential to redefine, by similarity or contrast, the theatrical gaze’. She draws attention to how theatre and science are both ‘human activities defined by observation’ (p.298).  In...

Performance and the Laboratory

Deadline: April 13, 2017
The science laboratory is the place of experiment, of data collection and collation, of breaking new ground and making new discoveries, and of testing, refuting, evidencing and progressing ideas, technologies and disciplines. It’s thought to be the site of ingenuity, creativity and curiosity, in positive and negative terms. It’s imagined as both controlled and unfettered, progressive and cataclysmic, rational and wild. In popular culture, at least, it’s often depicted as a deeply troubled...

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