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.

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

Download dissertation here.

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.

Doctoral Seminars

Normally the material is uploaded in the internal learning platform GUL: “Etappseminarier för doktorander”. If you don't have access to GUL contact Anna Frisk.

Thursday, 28th September, 10:00- 12:00
50%-seminar: Joakim Andersson, Research on Arts Education, Academy of Design and Crafts
Venue: HDK, Kristinelundsgatan 6-8

Tuesday, 3rd October, 13:00 - 15:00
25%-seminar: Emelie Röndahl, Crafts, Academy of Design and Crafts
Venue: Room 338, HDK, Kristinelundsgatan 6-8

Tuesday, 3rd October, 13:30 - 16:00
50%-seminar: Magda Mayas, Musical Performance and Interpretation, Academy of Music and Drama
Discussant: Christian Munthe, Professor, 
Practical Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science
There will be a performance at 12:15 as part of the seminar.
Venue: A302, Academy of Music and Drama, Artisten

Friday, 20th October, 10:00 - 12:30
80%-seminar: Victoria Brattström, Performance in Theatre and Music Drama, Academy of Music and Drama and University of Gothenburg Centre for Person-Centred Care (GPCC)
Title: Playing Oneself As If Another: Acting and directing strategies as practical approaches in person centred health care
Discussant: Carolina Frände, Director, and Eva Jakobsson Ung, Docent, Institute of Health and Care Sciences, University of Gothenburg. Read more HERE
Seminar Venue: Academy of Music and Drama, Fågelsången 1
Schildknechtteatern, D301
The following event will take place in connection to Victoria's seminar:
Thursday, October 19, 15:00 - 18:00, 
Repetitionslabb med fokussamtal
Venue: Academy of Music and Drama, Artisten,

Schildknechtteatern, D301

Friday 27th October, 13:00 - 15:00
25%-seminar: Lena Ostendorf, Research in Arts Education (CUL). Discussant: prof em Claes Ericsson
Venue: Room C302, Academy of Music and Drama, Artisten

Monday, 30th October, 10:00 - 12:00
50%-seminar: Nicolas Cheng, Crafts, Academy of Design and Crafts
Title: The space of craft and the crafting of spaces (agency, materiality and practice)
Venue: Room 338, HDK, Kristinelundsgatan 6-8

Wednesday, 6th December, 13:00 - 15:30
80%-seminar: 80% seminar: Imri Sandström, Literary Composition, Poetry and Prose, Valand Academy
Discussants: Cia Rinne and Morten Søndegaard.
Venue: Bio Valand, Storgatan 43

Thursday 7th December, 13:00 - 15:00
50%-seminar: Ingrid Hedin Wahlberg, Music Education. Discussant: Karin Johansson,
professor, Musikhögskolan, Malmö
Venue: Room C 303, Academy of Music and Drama, Artisten

All activities in the Research School is to be found in the calendar:

Link to the Research School's webpage and calendar

Workshop and Symposium

Research School Workshop, Autumn 2017
Date: Monday, September 18th, 9:00-12:00

9:00 - Coffee and sandwiches
9:30 - 11:00 - Workshop on "plagiarism” (organised by doctoral candidates Eva Weinmayr and Andjeas Ejiksson)
11:15 - 12:00 - The organizers of the Autumn symposium will talk + information about Basic Course 4 (Hanna Hallgren) + discussion around the Research School Spring Symposium 2018

Please enrol to Anna Frisk if you plan to attend.

Research School Symposium, Autumn 2017
Transversality in performance: (un) (dis) covering processes from what the body knows
Dates: Monday-Tuesday, October 9-10
With a focus on interdisciplinary art practices and forms of (re)presentation, we understand transversality as a mode to de-territorialise the disciplines, fields and institutions, to open cooperations between different artistic, social or political practices, to experiment with relations of interdependency in order to create spaces for interaction and new collaborations  and to oppose the fragmented knowledge of our time.
Confirmed participants: Annette Arlander and Kaffe Mathews.

Organised by the doctoral candidates Marina, Uwe, Victoria, Dan, Hedvig and Magda at the Academy of Music and Drama.

Please enrol to Anna Frisk at the latest September 15th 2017.

Doctoral courses

Basic course 3: Knowledge production in Artistic Research, 7,5 hp
Course start on Monday, 4th September
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. With Per Anders Nilsson, Anders Hultqvist, and Kristina Hagström Ståhl. More information and course plan: In Swedish, In English.

Scholarships and grants

Wallenberg Travel Grant
Last date to apply: Friday 15th September
University of Gothenburg annually allocates funds from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation to provide travel grants to mainly young researchers at the University (including doctoral students). For the year 2017, there is SEK 25,000 available to be distributed within the faculty. The amount paid shall be made in each case to cover a substantial portion of travel expenses.
Please use the application form, and please attach any invitation or confirmation to a conference, etc. if you have one.

More information and application details here in English and Swedish.

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.

Call for submissions and proposals

Call for Submissions: JAR Issue 16 - Spring 2018

The deadline for consideration is 15 September 2017

JAR publishes artistic research from all arts disciplines, with or without academic affiliation, and includes the work of artistic research practitioners and theorists. Rethinking the traditional journal format, JAR offers its contributors a free-to-use online space called the Research Catalogue (RC) where text can be woven together with image, audio and video material. The Journal is specifically interested in contributions that reflect upon and expose artistic practice as research, and welcomes submissions from artists interested in exchanging ideas and opening up the processes and methodologies that underlie their practice. Please view our archive to get a sense of what we publish.

For our guidelines on submissions visit:

For submissions information, and advice on whether your research is suitable for JAR, contact the Managing Editor, at

Call for Papers - International Journal of Music and Performing Arts

International Journal of Music and Performing Arts is a fully refereed international journal that provides clear, stimulating and readable accounts of contemporary research in music and performing arts worldwide, and a section containing extended book reviews which further current debates. The journal strives to strengthen connections between research and practice, so enhancing professional development and improving practice within the field of music education and performing arts. The interested contributors are highly encouraged to submit their manuscripts/papers to the executive editor via e-mail at The online publication date is December 31, 2017. Submission Deadline: September 30, 2017. For any additional information, please contact with the executive editor at Professor Dr. Peggy Blood, Savannah State University, USA.Editor-in-ChiefInternational Journal of Music and Performing ArtsWebsite:

Seminar about Wikipedia for researchers

Welcome to an inspiring lunch seminar about how you can use Wikipedia in research communication. Wikipedia is one of the 10 most visited websites in the world. Using Wikipedia as a channel to disseminate your research results is easy and targets a broad audience.

Friday 15 September at 11:45-13:15. Venue: CG-room, School of Business, Economics and Law, Vasagatan 1.

A vegetarian sandwich and water will be served from 11.45.

The seminar will be held in English.

Register here at the latest on 11 September


The Programme Board and The Norwegian Theatre Academy at Østfold University Collage, have the pleasure of inviting you to the Artistic Research Forum in Fredrikstad 18 - 20 October 2017.
Preliminary program and more information is postet on our website:
To register for the forum, please follow the link below:

New Publication

Artistic Research Yearbook 2017: Ethics and Artistic Freedom in Artistic Research

This is the Swedish Research council´s 14th Yearbook on artistic research. The first three articles were written by three keynote speakers at the symposium on artistic research at Linnaeus University in Växjö 2016, which had the same theme and title as this yearbook. The fourth article continues on from last year’s article on the career paths for artistic researcher with a PhD in Sweden.

The next article is an interview with the editor for the Yearbook about the artistic research. There are also five reports on artistic projects that have received funding from the Swedish Research Council. These offer reflections on modernity, contemporary poetry, studies of dress, crossing boundaries between expressions on stage and finally baroque music. Comments are then made on the project reports by the Committee for Artistic Research within the Swedish Research Council. Download HERE

Upcoming events

ALEX NOWITZ 50% research seminar - "What I'm singing is poorly sung"

Alex Nowitz is a Doctoral Candidate at the University College of Opera. His doctoral project is "The Multivocal Practitioner: A Celebration of the Vocal Arts".
When: 8 September at 11.00-16.00

Where: University College of Opera, Teknikringen 35, Stockholm.
Read more about the seminar here: "What I'm singing is poorly sung"

Reconstruction matters-Keynotes and conversations CCHS, University of Gothenburg

Reconstruction is a treacherously familiar word, but its domicile within different disciplines, research fields and also within practice, renders ambiguity and makes it highly intriguing. In this series of sessions we use it as a vehicle to uncover enactments of the past in contemporary society, asking the inevitable questions of whowhenwherewhyhow?

The session are set up around keynotes that will bring insights into a spectrum of interpretations of, and contexts for, the concept. The keynotes are followed by conversations where scholars from different disciplines and fields meet in informed discussions, in particular taking on spatial and temporal aspects of the concept. The sessions are framed by Prof. Gabi Dolff-Bonekämper, TU Berlin, holder of the 2017 Humboldt Stipend Swedish-German Programme Research Awards for Scientific Cooperation, and hosted by the research cluster Curating the City within the Centre for Critical Heritage Studies & the Department of Conservation, University of Gothenburg.

Sept 20  Gabi Dolff-Bonekämper in conversation with colleagues on Loss and reconstruction

Oct 4 Jasna Sersic in conversation with colleagues on Creativity and reconstruction

Nov 29  Bodil Petersson in conversation with colleagues on Time-travel and reconstruction

Dec 13  Gabi Dolff-Bonekämper in conversation with colleagues on Gains and reconstruction

*Venue and time will be announced*

Editors: Anna Frisk, Kanchan Burathoki
Göteborgs universitet, e-mail:
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