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.

The invasive plant water hyacinth in Lake Victoria, Kisumu. Helena Hansson, Design, HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts.


Applications open to CUL Research School: Research on Arts Education

Application closes: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
The Research School at the Centre for Education Science and Teacher Research, CUL, in partnership with the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts announces doctoral position in Research on Arts Education.
Research on Arts Education as a discipline studies all forms of teaching/learning processes within the aesthetic field of knowledge. As a field of research, it is interdisciplinary in character and uses theories and methods from education, psychology, sociology, philosophy, anthropology, musicology, art history and artistic research, for example, in order to understand and explain phenomena within the aesthetic field of knowledge. Read complete announcement and application details here.


Seminars, workshops and symposium

Link to the Research School's webpage and calendar

DOCTORAL SEMINARS
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.

Thursday, 9th March, 13:00
End-seminar (before public defence): Helena Hansson, Design, HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts

Title: Beyond the Basket: A Designerly Approach on Frugal Innovation - Adapting and Building on to a Jua Kali Way of Working
Disscussant: Leon Cruickshank, Professor of Design and Creative Exchange, Imagination Lab, Lancaster University, UK

Venue: Room 338, Stora Hörsalen, HDK, Kristinelundsgatan 6-8

Wednesday, 15th March, 13:00-15:00     
25%-seminar: Kerstin Hamilton, Artistic Practice, Valand Academy
Discussant: Dr. Mark Curran, Lecturer & Year Tutor, Faculty of Film, Art and Creative Technologies, Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT), Ireland
Venue: X-library, Valand Academy, Vasagatan 50

Wednesday,15th March, 15:00-17:00       
25%-seminar: Andjeas Ejiksson, Artistic Practice, Valand Academy
Discussant: Maria Johansen, Senior Lecturer, Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion, University of Gothenburg

Venue: X-library, Valand Academy, Vasagatan 50

Wednesday, 5th April, 13:00.15:00
25%-seminar: Andre Alves, Artistic Practice, Valand Academy

Venue: Bio Valand, Storgatan 43
More information will be available shortly.

Wednesday, 5th April, 15:00-17:00  
25%-seminar: Eva la Cour, Artistic Practice, Valand Academy

Venue: Bio Valand, Storgatan 43
More information will be available shortly.

Wednesday, 10th May, 13:00-15:00
80%-seminar: Hanna Nordenhök, Literary Composition, Poetry and Prose, Valand Academy
Venue: Bio Valand, Storgatan 43
More information will be available shortly.

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: Stora Hörsalen, Room 338, HDK, Kristinelundsgatan 6-8
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: Karin Johansson, Professor of Artistic Research in Music, Malmö Academy of Music
Venue: Room 303, HSM, Fågelsången 1


Research School's Symposium Spring 2017
Dates: Monday, April 3 - Tuesday, April 4
Venue: Glashuset, entrance via Chalmersgatan 4

Welcome to the Research School's Symposium for Spring 2017. Participating guests include Annette Markham, Elisabeth Hjort and Henry Maisah.

The Spring 2017 symposium is organized by doctoral candidates Hanna af Ekström, Emelie Röndahl, Nicolas Cheng and Angeliki Dimaki-Adolfsen.

Please email Anna Frisk to enroll for the symposium.


Other courses

Learn more about the SUHF model at University of Gothenburg
Registration deadline: Thursday, March 9, 2017
For researchers who run research projects, or are planning/hoping to run a research project there is an opportunity to learn more about the SUHF model at the University of Gothenburg - why it is used, and how it works. SUHF is a model for distribution and accounting of indirect costs. Comparisons from other universities will also be presented at the session. More information and registration here.
Date and time: Tuesday, March 14, 8:30 - 12:00
Venue: Sal CE 04, Pedagogen, Läroverksgata 15


Scholarships and grants

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 NOS-HS workshop grants
Application deadline: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
The Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (NOS-HS) invites proposals for funding covering series of Nordic workshops. The aim of the grant is to promote research collaboration and development of new research areas and programs within the humanities and social sciences in the Nordic countries. More information here.

Vetenskapsrådet Project Research Grant in Artistic Research
Call closes: Tuesday, 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.

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 applications and proposals

Accepting applications for Professor of Music Research, University of the Arts Helsinki
Deadline for applications: Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki is opening a post for a Professor of Music Research for a fixed-term post of five years, beginning as per agreement during 2018.
Field of position: Music performance research
More information and applicaton instructions here. 


12th European Social Science History Conference
Deadline for proposal registration: Monday, May 1, 2017
The ESSHC aims at bringing together scholars interested in explaining historical phenomena using the methods of the social sciences. The conference is characterized by a lively exchange in many small groups, rather than by formal plenary sessions. The Conference welcomes papers and sessions on any topic and any historical period. 
More information and submission guidelines here.
Conference dates: April 4-7, 2018
Venue: Queen's University, Belfast


New Publications

Frusna ögonblick - svenskt polarfotografi 1861-1980
The photo book Frusna ögonblick - svenskt polarfotografi 1861-1980 by Per Holmlund and Tyrone Martinsson, documents digitized images from Swedish polar expeditions and research trips between 1861 to 1980. The images were digitized in a collaborative project between Stockholm University, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Swedish Museum of Natural History, the University of Gothenburg and Uppsala University and the project was funded by the Swedish Research Council from 2012–2014. More information here.
Book launch: Wednesday, March 1, 18:00 - 20:00
Venue: Mindepartementet, Slupskjulsvägen 26A, Stockholm


Artistic Research Does #2
Starting with a tautological “Artistic research is research carried out by artists”, this #2 sets a fundamental condition to the academic understanding of artistic research, while at the same time somehow setting the tone for the unfolding text. This edition of Artistic Research Does #2 features Janneke Wesseling with Of Sponge, Stone and the Intertwinement with the Here and Now. A Methodology of Artistic Research
The series is edited by Catarina Almeida, Faculty of Fine Arts University of Porto, and André Alves, doctoral candidate in Artistic Practice at Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg.


Upcoming seminars and events

Public Defence: Marjan Kooroshnia
University of Borås, Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business
Title: On textile printing with thermochromic inks.
Opponent: Dr Sara Robertson, University of Dundee

Date and time: Tuesday, March 14, 10:00
Venue: Textile Fashion Center, Skaraborgsvägen 3A, Borås
Download dissertation here.

This public defence will be in English.


8th ELIA Academy 2017
Registration is now open for the 8th ELIA Academy with this year's theme What’s going on Here? Exploring Elasticity in Teaching and Learning in the Arts. The ELIA Academy brings together lecturers from Higher Arts Education Institutions who want to share ideas and practices with like-minded colleagues from across Europe and beyond. The event is organised in partnership with Central Saint Martins and the Teaching and Learning Exchange at the University of the Arts London.

Dates: July 5-7, 2017
Venue: Central Saint Martins, London
Registration details and .full programme here

SAR Conference 2017: PLEASE SPECIFY! - Sharing Artistic Research across Disciplines
Registration for the 8th International Conference on Artistic Research with the title 'PLEASE SPECIFY! - Sharing Artistic Research across Disciplines' is now open. The Conference is a collaboration between Society for Artistic Research (SAR) and University of the Arts Helsinki (Uniarts Helsinki) and it is hosted by the Centre for Artistic Research, Uniarts Helsinki.

Conference dates: April 28-29, 2017
Venue: Theatre Academy, Helsinki
Registration deadline: Thursday, April 13, 2017
Registration details and full programme here.


Research Pavilion: "Utopia of Access" at the 57th Venice Biennale
Uniarts Helsinki is set to open a Research Pavilion in May in the context of the 57th Venice Biennale. During a span of five months, the Pavilion will host three contemporary art exhibitions and over 40 multidisciplinary events. Under the theme "Utopia of Access," the Pavilion calls for a variety of interpretations on urgent topics of debate using experimental methods.
The Research Pavilion is created and hosted by Uniarts Helsinki, and realized together with the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme and the Swedish Art Universities’ collaboration Konstex in co-operation with the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and Zurich University of the Arts. 
More information here.​
Dates: May 11 - October 15, 2017, venue: Venice


Can art save the world?
Our time is being defined as the post-truth era because emotions and personal ideas influence public opinion more than objective facts and truth. What are the consequences for art and for artists?
This seminar about art and journalism in the post-truth world is the second seminar in a series of four within Uniarts appreciated series Can art save the world? where different aspects of art and artistic research are debated. More information on speakers here. This seminar will be held in English.
Date and time: Monday, March 6, 17.30 - 19.00

Venue: Linnégatan 87, room L502, 5th floor, Stockholm


Editors: Anna Frisk, Kanchan Burathoki
Göteborgs universitet, e-mail: anna.frisk@gu.se
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