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[ecrea] CFP: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Documenting Performance (IJPADM)

Fri Feb 15 23:28:32 GMT 2013

*The International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media (IJPADM) is seeking contributions to a special issue on interdisciplinary approaches to documenting performance.*

The formation of the working group on Documenting Performance within the Theatre and Performance Research Association (TaPRA) in the UK has provided a new platform for researchers to share their works-in-progress or finished projects with others working on similar studies and/or practical applications for documenting performance. Stemming from the success of the initial symposia and conference sessions of this working group, as well as the work of the Media & Memory Research Initiative at the University of Hull, the International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media is keen to dedicate an entire issue to examples of different approaches to documenting performance, as observed and practiced in disciplines other than theatre and dance, such as architecture, digital humanities, visual arts, archaeology, etc.

All submissions will be given due consideration, particularly because interdisciplinary interests can often be found in what appear to be discipline-specific projects. To this end, we also encourage contributors exploring the problems related to documenting performance. Articles will possibly revolve around (but not limited to) the following questions:

   * Why do performance scholars and/or practitioners find
     documentation so problematic?
   * What are the new realities we’re faced with in an era where new
     technologies (including high definition remote screenings of live
     performances) have extended the meaning of liveness beyond
     anything most would have been comfortable considering just a
     decade ago?
   * Are new technologies and contemporary working practices bringing
     theatre and performance closer to music in terms of shrinking the
     separation between the act of performance and the document of
   * What role do performance archives play in an age of digital mass
   * If documentation is something other than performance, what is it

Essays should be between 5,000 and 8,000 words, and include images as appropriate. We are seeking essays authored by practitioners, researchers and scholars. Co-authored articles are also welcome. Feel free to contact (t.sant /at/ with questions, ideas or abstracts ahead of the deadline.

*Please submit your essay, formatted according to Intellect style by 1 June 2013. *

*Essays should be emailed to: (t.sant /at/*

/This issue of the International Journal of Performance Arts & Digital Media is scheduled for publication in 2014. /

/Further details available at

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