Newsletter from The Research School at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts.
The Research School consists of artistic research and research on education within the artistic field and is run by the three departments Academy of Music and Drama, HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts, and Valand Academy. View newsletter in your browser.

Performance by Magda Mayas, Music performance and Interpretation, Academy of Music and Drama. Photograph by Steffie Weissman.

Upcoming Public Defences

Friday, September 1, 2017, 13.00, HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts, Art Library
Ariana Amacker, Design, HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts

Title: Embodying Openness: A pragmatist exploration into the aesthetic experience of design form-giving
Opponent: Maria Hellström Reimer, Professor, School of Arts and Communication (K3), Malmö University
More information will be available shortly.

Friday, October 6, 2017, 13:00, HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts, Art Library
Lena O Magnusson, Research on Arts Education, CUL, HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts
Title: Treåringar, kameror och förskola - en serie diffraktiva rörelser
Opponent: Hillevi Lenz Taguchi, Professor and Co-Director of Early Childhood Education Section, Stockholm University
More information will be available shortly.

Seminars and workshops

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, 10th May, 13:00-15:00
80%-seminar: Hanna Nordenhök, Literary Composition, Poetry and Prose, Valand Academy
Discussant: Kristina Hagström Ståhl, PARSE professor at Academy of Music and Drama
Venue: X-Library, Valand Academy, Vasagatan 50
Hanna's seminar text is available on GUL.

This seminar will be held in Swedish.

Friday, 12th May, 10:00-12:00
50%-seminar: Franz James, Design, HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts

Title: Understanding the meaning and impact of furniture and interiors in psychiatric hospitals and prisons
Discussant: Galen Cranz, Professor of Architecture College of Environmental Design, University of California at Berkeley

Venue: Hörsalen, HDK, Kristinelundsgatan 6-8
Franz's seminar text is available on GUL.

This seminar will be held in English.

Friday, 9th June, 13:00-15:00
25%-seminar: Niklas Rudbäck, Research on Arts Education, Academy of Music and Drama
Discussant: Tina Kullenberg
, Senior Lecturer, School of Education and Environment, Kristianstad University
Venue: Room 303, Academy of Music and Drama, Fågelsången 1
This seminar will be held in Swedish.

Transmitting a listening experience: Live amplification and room sound with the prepared piano
Over 5 days Magda Mayas, doctoral candidate in Music performance and Interpretation at Academy of Music and Drama, and Stig Gunnar Ringen from Norwegian Academy of Music, will jointly explore and experiment with a grand piano, speakers, microphones and space. More information here.

Open studio: Thursday, May 4 -  Sunday, May 7.
Final concert and talk: Monday, May 8, 7pm

Venue: Ohlinsalen, Academy of Music and Drama, Fågelsången 1

Doctoral courses

Basic course 3: Knowledge production in Artistic Research, 7,5 higher education credits
The course presents the historical context of artistic research and, from different perspectives, problematizes research methods and theoretical constructions that are relevant within the research field. The course, above all, will focus on questions concerning how, and under what conditions, knowledge is constructed and articulated in artistic research. The course will also contain practical work with different forms of presentation concerning artistic research. The course is given during the Autumn 2017 by the Academy of Music and Drama for the Research School, a collaboration between the three departments Academy of Music and Drama, HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts, and Valand Academy.

Course leaders: Dr Per Anders Nilsson and Dr Anders Hultqvist.

The course will begin in mid-September. Dates will be available shortly.


Project management and leadership in professional organizations, 7.5 credits
Registration deadline: Friday, June 9, 2017
The course is offered as a University-wide doctoral course at the University of Gothenburg. The course is both practically and theoretically oriented and offers opportunities to apply project management tools in the students’ own research and thesis work. The course also offers opportunities to reflect over projects as a work/organizational model and over differences between leading and organizing one’s own work and leading the work of others. More information and registration here.

Image Analysis, 7.5 credits, Autumn 2017
Application deadline: Friday, September 1, 2017
The Department of Cultural Sciences is offering an elective doctoral course on 'Image Analysis' this Autumn. The course is aimed at doctoral students who are using images in their dissertation and need to analyse them. More information here.
Course dates: September 29 - October 31, 2017
Course leaders: Karin Wagner, Professor, and Alexandra Herlitz, Senior Lecturer, in Art and Imaging.
Send application to Karin Wagner, by Friday, September 1.

Scholarships and grants

Adlerbertska scholarships for the academic year 2017/18
Application period: May 2 - June 30, 2017
University of Gothenburg is annually allocated funds from the Adlerbert foundations for distribution of scholarships to students. Scholarships from the Adlerbertska Scholarship Foundation, the Adlerbertska Student Housing Foundation, the Adlerbertska Grant Foundation and the Adlerbertska Pupil Housing Foundation have now been announced for the academic year 2017/18.
More information and application details here in English and Swedish.

Anna Ahrenbergs Grez-stipendium for professional musicians and composers 
Application deadline: Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Anna Ahrenberg's Grez-sur-Loing scholarship promotes artistic or scientific development of professional artists, writers, musicians, composers and researchers. The scholarship offers a one to two month residency at Hôtel Chevillon, in Grez-sur-Loing, south of Paris. Applications can be made for one or two month residencies between May 1 - June 15, 2017. Application form, eligibility and other 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. Go to list.

Here you can find a list of funding calls published by Stockholm University. Go to list.

Doctoral positions

Doctoral student in conservation specializing in ethics of maintenance and repair of buildings
Application deadline: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Location: Department of Conservation, University of Gothenburg
The point of departure for this project is the contemporary challenge of resource management. The doctoral thesis shall identify and explore caretaking measures directed towards any kind of built environment, as a matter of ethics. The position is linked to the research project Maintenance Matters: Exploring Heritage Evaluation in Everyday Contexts, funded by the Swedish Research Council. 
More information and application details here.

Doctoral student in conservation specializing in cultural heritage at the garden's markets
Application deadline: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Location: Department of Conservation, University of Gothenburg
The overarching purpose of this research project is to explore how cultural heritage today is produced and articulated in various formal and informal markets for garden-related products and services. This doctoral student position is linked to the research project Roots en Route: Heritage politics on the garden market, which is funded by the Swedish Research Council.
More information and application details here.

Call for submissions and proposals

Valand Academy and Hasselblad Foundation: Research and Development Award
Proposal deadline: Thursday, June 1, 2017
Valand Academy and the Hasselblad Foundation jointly announce a research and development award for photo-based artists. The award provides time and resources for photo-based artists to develop a project proposal, as part of a commissioning process for an exhibition at the Hasselblad Center in Gothenburg. This award is part of a broader research project, led by Dr Sarah Tuck, exploring the affects and implications of drone technologies on warfare, surveillance and protest. 
More information and application guidelines here.

Call for Papers: ‘On Writing & Performance’ 
Proposal deadline: Monday, May 8
This issue of Performance Research sets out to gather research and scholarly articles, artists’ pages and images and critical and creative work on contemporary writing and its performance, on performance and its writings, and on the various environments and contexts in which such work takes place.
More information and submission guidelines here.

Call for contributions: Art Research Work, SARN Conference
Submission deadline: Sunday, May 21, 2017
When do you work? What are you paid for? How do infrastructures, apparatuses, and forms of life influence our work? How do we influence them? Who determines funding policies? Does a PhD make one happy? How white is your research community? Where does your work stop?
More information and submission guidelines here.
Dates and venue: Swiss Artistic Research Network Conference 2017, December 8-9, 2017, Zürich, Switzerland

Call for abstracts: Oxford International Round Table Symposiums summer 2017
Submission deadline: Tuesday, May 30, 2017
The International Round Table Symposiums are international educational organizations whose purpose is to promote education, art, science, religion, environmental studies and charity. You are invited and encouraged to make a presentation and to provide a paper on a relevant aspect of the following topics. More information and submission guidelines here.
27th International Issues in Childhood Education, July 16 –July 19, 2017

14th International Critical Issues, July 19 – July 22, 2017 
15th International Religion, Women and History Symposium, July 23 – July 26, 2017

BAK Summer School 2017 - Art in a Time of Interregnum
Application deadline: Thursday, June 1
Applications are now being accepted for the BAK Summer School: Art in a Time of Interregnum, a collaborative and intensive learning week at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst from 17–21 July 2017. The Summer School brings together artists, curators, art theorists, and academics to collectively think through, learn about, and imagine critical, politically-informed artistic practices that work to grasp and influence our dramatically changing times. More information and application guidelines here.
Venue: Utrecht, The Netherlands

Making futures
Deadline for abstracts: Monday, May 22

Making Futures
 is a research platform exploring contemporary craft and maker movements as ‘change agents’ in 21st century society. The fifth Making Futures international biennial conference will be held on September 21-22 September 2017 on 'Crafting a sustainable Modernity - towards a maker aesthetics of production and consumption'.

More information and submission guidelines here.

Venue: Mount Edgcumbe House, City of Plymouth, Devon, UK.

Call for research proposals: Mobility for Regional Excellence 2020 programme
Application period: May 1 - September 1, 2017
Region Västra Götaland announces a call for experienced researchers to submit research proposals for the Mobility for Regional Excellence 2020 programme (MoRE2020). The call is available for research in one or more of the following areas: sustainable transport solutions, life science, green chemistry, marine environment and the maritime sector, urban development, material sciences, sustainable production, information and communication technologies,energy, textile/fashion/design, cultural and creative industry, food production/green industries, tourism. More information and application guidelines here.


PhD alums Kim Hedås and Per Högberg receive Bernadotte programme scholarships
Recipients of the 2017 Bernadotte programme scholarships were announced on April 18, 2017. Among them are PhD alumni from the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts at the University of Gothenburg. Both Kim Hedås and Per Högberg completed their doctorate in Musical performance and interpretation from the Academy of Music and Drama in 2013. Kim Hedås is currently a Lecturer in Composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and Per Högberg is a Lecturer in Liturgical Organ Playing at Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg. Read more here.

'Florence Principles' Position Paper published
The European League of Institute of the Arts (ELIA) has now published the 'Florence Principles' Position Paper on the Doctorate in the Arts in both print and digital versions. The 'Florence Principles' position paper was presented by Andrea Braidt (Academy of Fine Arts Vienna), chair of the working group, during the 14th ELIA Biennial Conference in Florence. Download paper here.

Upcoming events

Opening of Research Pavilion: Utopia of Access 11.5.-15.10.2017 in Venice
The University of the Arts Helsinki invites you to the opening of the Research Pavilion and the inaugural exhibition You Gotta Say Yes to Another Access. The Pavilion will be opened by the Finnish Minister of Education and Culture Sanni Grahn-Laasonen. The evening’s programme also includes music by Rinneradio and performances by artists of the inaugural exhibition.

Several doctoral students and researchers from the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts at the University of Gothenburg will be participating at the Research Pavilion. View complete schedule here.

Date and time: Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 18:00 - 21:00. 
Venue: Research Pavilion, Sala del Camino Campo s. Cosmo 621, Giudecca, Venice – vaporetto Palanca.

To let things unfold – by catching the centre
For more than one year Cecilia Roos and Jan Burkhardt have been undergoing a process of artistic research without having decided upon a specific result or outcome more than sharing to see what then can unfold. They invite you to a 7-day habitat for sharing structured around different themes. Welcome to sign up and meet Sigal Zouk, Mira Mutka, Rebecca Hilton, Manon Santkin, Peter Mills, Anna Lindal, Cecilia Roos and Jan Burkhardt.
More information on themes and registration here.
Dates and venue: May 15-21, 2017, Stockholm University of the Arts, Linnégatan 87, Stockholm.

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