Sense - Experiment - Surprise - Understanding: PhD Research in Practice

A symposium for PhD students in the creative arts

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This symposium will focus on the challenges encountered by researchers / practitioners when conducting and presenting research that involves creative practice. It aspires to be field neutral, including work across art, design, media, performance, and writing.

  • From: Thursday 21 January 2016, 12 am
  • To: Friday 22 January 2016, 12 am
  • Location: The Grand Jury Room, Galleries of Justice, The Lace Market, Nottingham, NG1 1HN

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This symposium will focus on the challenges encountered by researchers / practitioners when conducting and presenting research that involves creative practice. It aspires to be field neutral, including work across art, design, media, performance, and writing.

PhDs that involve creative practice present particular challenges that may make themselves evident as knotty questions in the student's mind:

  • What research tradition am I part of – does it have any rules?
  • What precedents can I appeal to in framing my research process?
  • How can I do justice to my experiences in reporting my research?
  • Are there risks in using ideas from other fields?
  • How can I build claims to knowledge from experiences / artefacts / actions?
  • What are valid material forms for my thesis?

If these or similar questions trouble you as a PhD researcher join us in Nottingham on 21 - 22 January 2016, to hear keynotes from Henk Slager, Stephen Scrivener and Rickard Lindqvist, participate in discussions, socialise with other PhD candidates and supervisors, and experience the city of Nottingham.

If you are a PhD candidate, the presentations and discussions will help you develop your view on your research - please respond to the call for papers below. If you are a PhD supervisor, please come and join us too - the symposium will help you guide your students on their research journey.

To facilitate travel and reduce costs, the symposium will start at midday on 21 January and finish in the early afternoon of 22 January.

Symposium rates are: Students £45 (scholarship-funded) and £15 (self-funded). Faculty £55. One day funded Student £25, one day Faculty rate £35.  This will cover refreshments on both days and lunch on 22 January.

Call for papersIf you would like to present a short paper on your work, please send a 300-word abstract to Dr Iryna Kuksa by 30 November. To help shape the symposium, please address one or more of the questions above. The presentations should be 15 minutes long and PowerPoint / AV facilities will be available.

The Symposium has received part funding from CHEAD.

Booking information

Please visit the Online Store to book and pay for your place at the Symposium.

For any enquiries please email ADB Research Team.

Location details

Address:

Galleries of Justice
The Lace Market
Nottingham
NG1 1HN

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