Newsletter from The Research School at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts.
The Research School is run by the three departments Academy of Music and Drama, HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts, and Valand Academy.
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Mårten Medbo defending his dissertation Lerbaserad erfarenhet och språklighet at HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts on December 14, 2016.

Seminars, workshops and courses

Link to the Research School's webpage and calendar

Normally the texts are uploaded in the internal learning platform GUL: “Etappseminarier för doktorander”.

If you don't have access to GUL contact Anna Frisk.

Wednesday, 22nd February, 13:00-15:00     
25%-seminar: Eva Weinmayr, Artistic Practice, Valand Academy
Venue: Bio Valand, Valand Academy, Storgatan 43
More information will be available shortly.

Wednesday, 22nd February, 15:00-17:00     
25%-seminar: Khashayar Naderehvandi, Artistic Practice, Valand Academy
Discussant: Andrea Castro, Docent and S
enior lecturer, Department of Languages & Literatures, University of Gothenburg
Venue: Bio Valand, Valand Academy, Storgatan 43
More information will be available shortly.

Wednesday, 15th March, 13:00-15:00     
25%-seminar: Kerstin Hamilton, Artistic Practice, Valand Academy
Venue: X-library, Valand Academy, Vasagatan 50
More information will be available shortly.

Wednesday,15th March, 15:00-17:00       
25%-seminar: Andjeas Ejiksson, Artistic Practice, Valand Academy 

Venue: X-library, Valand Academy, Vasagatan 50
More information will be available shortly.

Other courses

Protection of research information and the prevention of scientific misconduct
Registration deadline: Wednesday, February 1
The purpose of this course is to inform course participants about the applicable principles for protecting research information and the applicable principles for avoiding misconduct in research. The course is divided into three two-hour sessions. Course dates: February 6, 20 and 27. This course is in Swedish.
More information and registration here.

Scholarships and grants

Erasmus+ travel grant funding within Europe for staff at the University of Gothenburg
Deadlines: February 15 and April 15, 2017
The International Centre at University of Gothenburg has announced a call for applications for Erasmus+ travel grant. An Erasmus+ travel grant supports the evaluation, development or initiation of a prospective or existing collaboration within the Erasmus+ programme (within Europe). Deadline for travels between January 15 - March 30: February 15. Deadline for travels between March 15 - September 30: April 15. More information and application details here. 

Applications for the following are accepted on a rolling basis: Erasmus+ teaching assignment/teacher exchange and Erasmus+ staff training.

Vetenskapsrådet Grant: International postdoc in artistic research
Call opens: January 18, 2017 / Call closes: February 21, 2017 
The purpose of the grant is to provide newly qualified postdoctoral researchers from Swedish universities the opportunity to expand their network and skills through international employment. You have to be an individual researcher to apply and must have a doctorate from a Swedish university or from the European University Institute (EUI). More information will be available here.

The Adlerbert Foreign Student Hospitality Fund
Application deadline: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
The scholarship board of University of Gothenburg have opened applications to the Adlerbert Foreign Student Hospitality Foundation for 2017. Entitled to apply are foreign visiting students within undergraduate programmes or postgraduate studies at the University of Gothenburg who intend to return to their native countries after completed studies. The extent of the studies should be at least three months. Application details here.

Bo Samuelsson PhD Exchange Programme at UC Berkeley 2017/18
Application deadline: Wednesday, March
1, 2017
For a number of years, the University of Gothenburg has had a PhD exchange programme with UC Berkeley - The Bo Samuelsson PhD Exchange Programme. Each academic year the University has the opportunity to nominate 4 PhD-students for exchange. Read application details here. Late applications will not be considered.

Vetenskapsrådet Project Research Grant in Artistic Research
Call opens: February 15, 2017 / Call closes: March 21, 2017 
The Research project Grant is open to you as an individual artist or researcher in artistic research. You are the project leader and supervisor of the project and your active participation in the project must at least equal 20 percent of a full-time employment. More information will be available here.

Nordic Culture Point Grant Programmes
The Nordic Culture Point supports cultural and artistic projects of high quality that contribute to development within the field and have a strong Nordic dimension. Current open grants include: 
Mobility Funding: Granted for travels and stays within the Nordic region and the Baltic states.
Deadline: Monday, February 13, 2017. 

Support for Artist Residencies: Funding for residencies in the Nordic-Baltic region to receive professional artists and other cultural stakeholders from other Nordic and Baltic countries. Deadline: Monday, February 13, 2017.
More information and application details here.

Here you can find a list of scholarships and grants offered by the University of Gothenburg for different categories of applicants in all disciplines. You can also find grants and scholarships from external foundations. The list is sorted by the application deadline. Go to list.

Call for PhD applications

CHEUROPE - PhD training program
Application deadline: Friday, January 27, 2017
CHEurope Initial Training Network focuses on developing a new integrated theoretical and methodological framework to enhance the academic and professional training and open future job opportunities in cultural heritage preservation, management and promotion. A total of 15 PhD positions are available in various fields of cultural heritage research and management. The program will start in April 2017.
Application and program details here. 

Call for submissions

Centre for Scandinavian Studies (CSS) conference: Rethinking Scandinavia
Submission deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2017
What reasons are there to interest oneself in the Nordic countries in our time? How should we direct Scandinavian studies in a world characterized both by increased globalization and waxing nationalism? CSS invites international researchers focused on Scandinavia or the Nordic countries to the interdisciplinary conference, Rethinking ScandinaviaMore information and submission details here.
Conference dates: June 14 - 17, 2017
Venue: Lund University, Språk- & litteraturcentrum SOL, 223 62 Lund, Sweden

Aberrant Nuptials: 2nd International Conference on Deleuze and Artistic Research
Submission deadline: Sunday, February 5, 2017
DARE 2015: The Dark Precursor was the first conference attempting to trace the encounter between artistic research and Deleuze’s world. The Second International Conference DARE 2017: Aberrant Nuptials, continues that mapping. More information and submission details here.
Conference dates: November 20 - 22, 2017

Venue: Orpheus Institute, Ghent, Belgium 

Call for contributions: PARSE Conference 2017 on EXCLUSION
Submission deadline: Friday, February 10, 2017
The second biennial PARSE conference at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts, University of Gothenburg, Sweden takes as its point of departure the question of EXCLUSION. The conference welcomes individual and collective proposals on the theme of exclusion from all disciplines. Contribution formats can include panels, performances, screenings, workshops, rhetorical statements, design proposals, sonic interventions, hearings, plans, public actions, etc. More information and submission guidelines here.
Conference dates: November 15 - 17, 2017, Venue: Gothenburg, Sweden

New publications

MaHKUscript, Journal of Fine Art Research Issue 2: Critical Spatial Practice
The second issue of MaHKUscript focuses on the current state of Spatial Practice. What concepts are crucial in defining this field? Does the topical situation of thinking in terms of counter-space demand the developing of novel concepts? What role does artistic research actually play in the further articulation of critical spatial practice? Read the journal here.

JAR Issue 12 now available online
JAR 12 focuses on the role of the abstract, opening it out from its very important functional role in published research in general to consider its role in the specific context of artistic research. Keywords: amateur film-making, spectrality, mesology, conceptual art, touch, sensate thinking, drawing research, phenomenology, corporeality, interdependence, performance. Read the journal here.

Upcoming workshops, seminars and events

Stockholm University of the Arts Research week January 2017
Stockholm University of the Arts will be hosting its Research Week from January 17-20. January 17-19 will include internal events, while January 20 will be open to the public. More information on the public event here.

Concert: Systemic improvisation
Researchers Palle Dahlstedt and Per Anders Nilsson explore and develop new forms of musical improvisations. In this concert, they will present a special kind of technologically mediated ensemble improvisation. The concert is part of the research project Systemic Improvisation - computer-mediated interaction models for decentralized music-making supported by the Swedish Research Council. Book tickets here.
Date and time: Thursday, February 2, 19:00 - 20:00
Venue: Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg, Fågelsången 1, Lindgrensalen, A302

22nd conference of Nordic Network for Research in Music Education
The theme of the 2017 NNMPF conference is Music Education and Equality. Keynote speakers include Juliet Hess, Lauri Väkevä and Elisabet Öhrn. The conference language in all plenum sessions is English, but presentations in parallel session may be in English, Swedish, Norwegian or Danish. 
More information and registration here.
Registration deadline: Wednesday, February 1
Conference dates: March 14–16, 2017
Venue: Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg, Fågelsången 1

Queer Moving Images - a film program by Anna Linder
Göteborgs Konsthall in collaboration with Göteborg Film Festival are organising a two-day film program by artist, curator and researcher at Valand Academy Anna Linder. The program includes the Swedish premiere of Linder's film Spermahoran and is part of Linder's research project Queer Moving Images at Valand Academy. The project is supported by the Swedish Research Council. More information here.
Date and time: Saturday, February 4 - Sunday, February 5, 11:00 - 17:00
Venue: Göteborgs Konsthall, Götaplatsen

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