Dance Fields Post-Graduate Research Un-Symposium
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The Dance Fields Postgraduate Un-Symposium is designed as an informal event to share research and ideas, ‘network’, and engage in dialogue and discussion through a series of one to two hour sessions. Drawing on the themes of the Dance Fields—Staking A Claim for Dance Studies in the 21st Century conference to be hosted at Roehampton University April 19th-22nd 2017, the un-symposium hopes to open up possibilities for collaborative submissions to the Dance Fields conference as well as spark collaborative working practices, reading groups etc. for the future.
What is an Un-Symposium?
The ‘un-symposium’ is an informal symposium that shifts away from traditional paper-based format and toward collaborate and active participation in allotted sessions. There are no presentations as such, rather delegates propose a seed of an idea or enquiry to pursue collectively in workshop sessions (movement-based, technology-based etc.), group discussions, or alternatively proposed formats. Unlike more traditional symposium formats, there is no chair or presenter leading the sessions per se but all participants are expected to share, talk, and work with fellow participants.
To expand the scope of the sessions proposed, we ask that proposals include a list of 3-5 keys words that identify interest in, or possible connections to other strands of the conference themes (below), or other lines of enquiry than that proposed. For example, a proposal that wishes to examine the boundaries of the performative and the writerly might identify an interest in connecting to themes of corporeality and the virtual, or digital technology. PGR students from the three hosting universities will use these key words to curate sessions to encourage collaborative working in advance of the symposium.
In the weeks prior to the un-symposium, information about the sessions will be posted on a communal Slack channel (https://slack.com/is) where conversation and dialogue can already commence. The Slack Channel is a space where suggested texts, ideas, provocations might be posted enabling familiarisation and contextualise the ideas proposed.
As a mid-way point between the three hosting universities, the un-symposium will be hosted at C-DaRE, Coventry University. Day one will start in the early afternoon on Thursday 8th December with introductions over coffee and after a series of sessions will end with an optional dinner at a Coventry venue. The un-symposium will end late afternoon on Friday 9th December.
We are accepting proposals from Postgraduate Research students for 2hour sessions and 1hour mini sessions. Proposals are welcomed that address the overarching theme of the 2017 conference and provoke discussion in relation to;
Please send your proposal in one file with following information:
- Title of proposal
- Format (discussion, workshop etc.)
- Possible conference strand
- Abstract (max. 300 words)
- 3-5 key words
- Technical requirements
- Brief biography (max. 150 words)
- Contact details
Please send by to Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 19th 2016
The un-symposium is organised by Rebecca Stancliffe, Gustavo Fijalkow and Cathy Washbrooke.
For questions or more information email Rebecca Stancliffe email@example.com
8th - 9th December 2016
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