ATHE 2018

Registration begins May 31, 2018 to attend the conference!

Theatres of Revolution: Performance, Pedagogy, and Protest

The 2018 ATHE Conference focuses on revolution, resistance, and protest, and the multiple ways these ideas – and the actions that spring from them – impact theatre in higher education. Drawing on the city of Boston for its historical significance in the American Revolution, and as a site of both academic excellence and artistic innovation, we aim to explore revolutions at the multiple intersections of politics, theatre education, and professional practice.

Revolution and resistance are tools employed combat injustice and inequality. However, these tools can be used to effect change in any direction, to create more open and equitable societies, or less. In the 2016 US presidential election and its wake, and heading into 2018 midterm elections, the concept of revolution has been used by both left and right. We will consider various meanings of revolution, in scholarship and performance as well as in our work as educators with students in the classroom, rehearsal hall, and in the larger context of college campuses.

The conference theme invites examination of ways in which electoral representation resonates with theory and practice in theatre-making: How does representation in politics relate to equitable and fair casting and employment practices? How do changing practices require revolutions in production methods and pedagogies? How might theatre scholarship serve a meaningful public function, engaging with performances – both artistic and civic – that surround us? How might we create art that is aesthetically revolutionary and that activates audiences to make lasting social change?

Boston’s history allows us to consider performance and revolution in uniquely complicated ways. Events of the American Revolution are memorialized throughout the city in museums and public monuments, many involving performed reenactments. The site of the Boston Tea Party, a protest by white men who masqueraded as Native Americans to resist “taxation without representation” by the British, is marked by a museum only a short distance from the conference hotel. However, other revolutions remain unmarked, such as the systematic and violent dispossession of the Wampanoag, Nipmuc, Massachusett and other nations of the Dawnland by European colonists. In contemporary US politics, the Tea Party has itself become a kind of costume for protest. Groups claiming its ethos arguably play with tropes of revolution alongside those of racial superiority, misogyny, and nativism. Consideration of how contemporary and historical enactments of US foundational stories perform race and gender, as well as erasure of the land’s history before colonization, raises complex questions concerning representation and revolution in this context. These questions resonate in turn with debates prompted by popular theatrical productions like Hamilton, which not only evidences revolutions in storytelling and casting practices, but famously inspired a twitter war between artists and politicians about the role of theatre as “safe space” or platform for protest.

We see questions about safe space and protest rising on college campuses: demonstrations and counter-demonstrations by right and left, changing policies regarding academic freedom, the development of professor watch lists, conceal and carry laws, designation of sanctuary campuses, and the ongoing impact to students especially vulnerable under new policies, including undocumented and transgender students. These concerns intersect with urgent questions over funding for the arts and for higher education, the cost of education, and perpetuation of economic and institutional inequities on racial, ethnic, and gender lines.

Join us in Boston in 2018 to explore the precarity and potency of theatre in higher education to protest oppression and advance revolutionary change.

Vice President for Conference 2018
Ann Shanahan

 

For more detailed information on the submission and evaluation processes, please refer to the Proposals FAQs and Grant FAQs.

Important Dates

November 1, 2017 Deadline for online proposals
February 15, 2018 Notification of acceptance
March 30, 2018 Notification of ATHE Grant awards
May 1, 2018 Registration opens
May 15, 2018 Materials due to your Focus Group Conference Planner:
• Finalized session description for the printed program (no more than 30 words)
• Finalized session title
• Finalized listing of session participants, paper titles, and institutions for the printed program
June 4, 2018 Early Bird Registration ends
June 15, 2018 Conference registration required for all presenters

2018 Conference Committee

David Callaghan, University of Montevallo
Bethany Hughes, Northwestern University
David Kaye, University of New Hampshire
Baron Kelly, University of Louisville
Kareem Khubchandani, Tufts University
Monica White Ndounou, Dartmouth College
Karen Jean Martinsen, Chicago State University
Kathleen McGeever, Northern Arizona University
Ruth Pe Palileo, Current Theatrics and Pintig Cultural Group
Becky Prophet, Alfred University
Emily Rollie, Central Washington University
Rodger Sorensen, Brigham Young University
Megan Shea, New York University
Harvey Young, Northwestern University, ATHE President, ex officio member

Questions? Email conf2018@athe.org

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6th Contemporary Cultural Studies Conference 2018: Call for Papers

 

 Full Paper Submission Deadline:  31 July 2018
 Early Bird Registration Deadline:  24 August 2018
 Late Registration Deadline:  05 October 2018
 Conference Dates:  26 – 27 November 2018

Papers/topics dealing with Contemporary Cultural Studies including but not limited to:

  • Art Criticism
  • Art History
  • Arts & Culture
  • Communication Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Ethnicity
  • Feminist Theory
  • Film/Video Studies
  • History
  • Ideology
  • Literary Theory
  • Museum Studies
  • Nationality
  • Philosophy
  • Political Economy
  • Political Theory
  • Sexuality
  • Social Class
  • Social Theory
  • Translation Studies

Submit Your Paper

Prospective authors are invited to submit original papers (not being considered for publication elsewhere) in standard format (double column, single-spaced, 10-pt font) describing new theoretical and/or experimental research. Submissions are recommended to have no more than 10 pages (extra pages are subject to surcharge), including figures, tables, and references. Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, interest, clarity, relevance, correctness, and presentation. To submit your paper online, click here. For access to a paper template for submission, click here.

Note For Authors

All submitted papers will be sent to reviewers for a blind review. The reviewers use the following in evaluating research papers:

  1. Novel Contribution
  2. Originality in Thought
  3. Inferences
  4. Key Strengths
  5. Key Weaknesses
  6. Areas of Improvement
  7. Presentation/Organization of Research

Code Of Ethics

  1. Contribute to society and human well-being: To improve the understanding of technology, and academic scientific research.
  2. Give proper credit for intellectual property: To seek, accept, and offer honest criticism of scientific work, to acknowledge and correct errors, and to credit properly the contributions of others;
  3. Be fair and take action not to discriminate: To treat fairly all persons regardless of such factors as race, religion, gender, disability, age, or national origin;
  4. Avoid harm to others: To avoid injuring others, their property, reputation, or employment by false or malicious action;
  5. Respect the privacy of others: To assist colleagues and co-workers in their professional development and to support them in following this code of ethics.
  6. To accept and provide appropriate professional review that can be accepted confidentially.
  7. To enable author understands the computing and its consequences in handling manuscripts.
  8. To manage resources to design and build information systems that enhances the quality of stored information.
  9. The citations referred in each submitted articles should exclude self and group citations.
  10. The data/results illustrated in the manuscript should not be from other published work (except for reporting results from further studies).

Access & Archiving

The manuscripts are archived in GSTF Digital Library (dl4.globalstf.org) and accessible by anyone at anytime.

Copyright for Authors

GSTF requires the author(s) to grant exclusive world-wide license in perpetuity, in all forms, format and media to a) publish b) distribute c) display d) store e) reprint f) translate into other languages and reproduce the paper g) the inclusion of electronic links of the paper to third party material where-ever it may be hosted h) and/or license to any third party to do any or all of the above.

The author(s) may use their own papers for non-commercial purposes by acknowledging first publication in GSTF Proceeding and giving full reference and/or web link as appropriate.

Misconduct

All conference proceeding articles submitted via Easychair will be scrutinized for any plagiarism and/or academic misconduct. In the event of complaints received against an author the board will investigate and may request the author to clarify and/or reject the submission for review.

Appeals

Authors can appeal against the editorial decisions about their submissions. Please contact appeals@globalstf.org. GSTF will respond to appeals from authors within 2-3 weeks.

GSTF extends free access to individuals and University libraries and fully embraces Open Access policies.

Revenue sources

From inception, GSTF receives revenue from a range of sources which includes rights, royalties, training programs, professional certifications programs, consulting, government and/or private funding and/or grants, sponsorships, conferences, sale of reprints, and open access publication fees. Separation is maintained between the editorial team and the advertising and sponsorship sales teams.

 

13th International Conference on the Arts in Society June 2018

Call for Papers

Founded in 2000, the conference offers an interdisciplinary forum for discussion of the role of the arts in society. It is a place for critical engagement, examination and experimentation, developing ideas that connect the arts to their contexts in the world—on stage, in studios and theaters, in classrooms, in museums and galleries, on the streets, and in communities.

We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, colloquia, virtual posters, or virtual lightning talks. The conference features research addressing the annual themes and the 2018 Special Focus: “How Art Makes Things Happen—Situating Social Practice in Research, Practice, and Action”.

For more information regarding the conference, use the links below to explore our conference website.

We welcome the submission of proposals at any time of the year. All proposals will be reviewed within two to four weeks of submission.

Please submit by June 1, 2018.

  • WHAT: 2018 Special Focus: How Art Makes Things Happen—Situating Social Practice in Research, Practice, and Action
  • WHEN: June 27-29, 2018
  • WHERE: Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, Canada

Conference Themes and Special Focus

The Thirteenth International Conference on the Arts in Society features research addressing the following annual themes.

  • THEME 1: ARTS EDUCATION
  • THEME 2: ARTS THEORY AND HISTORY
  • THEME 3: NEW MEDIA, TECHNOLOGY AND THE ARTS
  • THEME 4: SOCIAL, POLITICAL AND COMMUNITY AGENDAS IN THE ARTS
  • 2018 Special Focus: How Art Makes Things Happen—Situating Social Practice in Research, Practice, and Action

CINDY Awards: International Entry Deadline 2018

Nearly 58 years ago, OSCAR was being presented for the finest in feature films.  The EMMY Award continued to honor broadcasting program excellence.  The CINDY Award was presented for the first time to those producing informational content in 16mm film format.

When the Cinema in Industry (CINDY) Awards premiered in 1959, things were pretty straight forward.  But today, there are multiple delivery platforms and even more subject matter categories and applications for informational programming.  From webinars, infomercials and video games to online interactive training, commercials and phone apps, you can still find an appropriate spot at the CINDY Awards where your digital media production efforts fit right in.

If you craft words, images, sound effects and music into digital content that captures audience attention and delivers the desired outcome, there is room for your work at the CINDY Awards.  For information: on why you should participate this year and discover who has received the award in the past, click: www.cindys.com

SPRING ENTRY DEADLINE:  March 31, 2018

Humanities & Arts in a Global World Conference Athens Greece 2019: Call for Abstracts/Papers 2018

6th Annual International Conference
on Humanities & Arts in a Global World
3-6 January 2019, Athens, Greece
sponsored by the 
Athens Journal of Humanities & Arts

Please note that all our conferences are non-thematic as explained in our policy (click here). However, academic members and friends can take the lead to organize and chair a stream as part of this conference. Please click here to see our members’ and friends’ stream proposals to be organized as part of this conference.

Important dates:

  • Deadline to submit abstracts: 31 May 2018 (Decisions are reached in less than 4 weeks after the abstract submission-Please click here for our policy on abstract and paper acceptance).
  • Deadline to register with a paper presentation: Please see your acceptance letter sent to you after submitting the abstract.
  • Deadline to register without a presentation: At least one month before the conference subject to approval.
  • Deadline to submit full papers: 3 December 2018 (Unless otherwise is specified in your acceptance letter). Click here for Paper Guidelines. Please submit the paper only if the abstract submission has been officially accepted. ATINER does not consider papers for publication if they are not presented by the author at one of its conferences. Please submit your paper using the following paper submission form (click here).

Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters 2018: Call for Papers

The Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters invites all Utah scholars to submit papers for the 2018 Annual Conference April 7th at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah.

ABSTRACT DEADLINE: Extended to March 1st, 2018

All faculty and student members of the academy are eligible to participate. The Academy encourages participants to submit a manuscript on their presentation for publication in the refereed Journal of the Utah Academy. One outstanding manuscript from each Division will be selected and its author(s) will receive a cash award. Please submit your manuscript to your division chair.

For access to all submission topics and further information, click here.

 

 

Fifteenth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge & Society in 2019: Call for Papers 2018

 

Conference Themes and Special Focus

The Fifteenth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge & Society features research addressing the following annual themes:

  • THEME 1: DESIGNING TECHNOLOGIES FOR HUMAN USABILITY
  • THEME 2: ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES IN KNOWLEDGE SHARING
  • THEME 3: LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES IN EDUCATION
  • THEME 4: THINKING TECHNOLOGIES FOR SOCIETY
  • 2019 Special Focus: The Social Impact of AI: Policies and New Governance Models for Social Change
To submit a paper or proposal, click here.

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The Rookies 2018 Competition

The Rookies has officially launched and we will be taking submissions starting March 7, 2018. This is a great opportunity for your students to win paid internships, prizes and scholarships. It’s free to enter and we don’t use students work for commercial gains.

This year’s categories are: Animation, Film Production, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Motion Graphics, Next-Gen Gaming, Photography, Visual Effects, Virtual Reality and Web & Mobile.

 

Key dates:
7 Mar 2018 – Open for Submissions
15 May 2018 – Submissions Close
29 May 2018 – Finalists Announced
11 June 2018 – Winners Announced

For more information, click here.

Somatic Training for the Performer Workshop 2017 with Wendell Beavers and Erika Berland

ATME members:

The 5th Annual Somatic Training for the Performer Workshop with Wendell Beavers and Erika Berland is taking place at Naropa University May 21-26, 2017.

    2017 Special Focus: The Endocrine System.
    The relationship of the glands to sensation, expression & the developmental patterns.

Wendell Beavers is the founder of Naropa University’s MFA Theater Performance Program. Erika Berland is founding faculty of Naropa’s MFA, Certified Practitioner of Body-Mind Centering (r), somatic educator, and meditation instructor in the Shambhala Buddhist Lineage.

For details and registration, please visit: beaversberlandworkshops.com

Call for Proposals for the Utah Symposium in Science and Literature 2017

The Utah Symposium in Science and Literature seeks proposals to present
short (15-minute) papers to the upcoming Symposium “The Provisional
City:  Observing, Imagining, and reMaking Home.”  The Symposium will
address, in the context of the built environment, how new knowledge and
perspectives can help us to reconceive what nature is, and to manage the
impact we now have on every piece of land on earth as well as the impact
it has on us.

The symposium will be held April 12-14, 2017 in Salt Lake City, with panel presentations
scheduled for the morning of Thursday, April 13th.

Please submit formal proposals by February 15, 2017. Learn more.