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Conferences, Festivals, and Other Events

Staff in Drama are committed to encouraging dialogue between academics, practitioners, and the public.

We foster such dialogues through organising and contributing to a wide range of events. These include film and performance festivals, conferences and symposia, workshops, Q&As, interviews, and performances. The list of recent events below can be filtered by type of event and role of academic.

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Nadia DavidsOrganiserSequins, Self, Struggle; Performing and Archiving Sex, Place and Class in Cape Town’s PageantsConference17-19 July 201517/07/2015
Nicholas RidoutCo-Curator

Curator

Performance and Politics in the 1970s, Whitechapel Gallery, London. Documentation herePerformance30 May 201530/05/2015
Shane BoyleHostImag(in)ing Containers as Social LandscapesConference16 November 201516/11/2015
Shane BoyleCo-Convenor

Organiser

'Beyond the Postdramatic?' Working Session, American Society for Theatre Research, PortlandConference7 November 201507/11/2015
Shane BoyleCo-Convenor

Organiser

'What Performs in Postdramatic Theater?' Working Session, American Society for Theatre Research, BaltimoreConference22 November 201422/11/2014
Bridget EscolmeWriter (Programme Essay)Royal Shakespeare Company, Measure for Measure, dir. by Roxana Silbert, Swan TheatrePerformance17 November 2011-10 March 201217/11/2011
Bridget EscolmeLecturerLecture delivered to the RSC acting company for the 2011-12 production of Measure for Measure, dir. by Roxana Silbert, Swan TheatrePerformanceNovember 201101/11/2011
Bridget EscolmeAdvisorRoyal Shakespeare Company, Richard III, dir. by Roxana Silbert, Swan Theatre (Bridget cut/edited and advised on the rehearsal text)Performance22 March-15 September 201222/03/2012
Bridget EscolmeWriter (Programme Essay)Royal Shakespeare Company, Richard III, dir. by Roxana Silbert, Swan TheatrePerformance22 March-15 September 201222/03/2012
Dominic JohnsonCuratorOutside AiR Festival, a week-long festival of live art in the People's Palace, QMULFestival7-15 March 201007/03/2010
Dominic JohnsonCuratorOutside AiR Festival, a week-long festival of live art in the People's Palace, QMULFestival8-12 November 201008/11/2010
Dominic JohnsonCuratorOutside AiR Festival, a week-long festival of live art in the People's Palace, QMULFestival14-20 March 201114/03/2011
Lois WeaverCuratorOutside AiR Festival, a week-long festival of live art in the People's Palace, QMULFestival7-15 March 201007/03/2010
Lois WeaverCuratorOutside AiR Festival, a week-long festival of live art in the People's Palace, QMULFestival8-12 November 201008/11/2010
Lois WeaverCuratorOutside AiR Festival, a week-long festival of live art in the People's Palace, QMULFestival14-20 March 201114/03/2011
Dominic JohnsonLecturerCritical introduction to a series of films in the 'Unrestrained Indulgence' strand of the Film Fashion Festival, Tate ModernFestival, Preshow4 December 201004/04/2010
Dominic JohnsonInterviewerDiscussion with Liz Rosenfeld, Afterimage: Engagements with the Cinematic, INIVAPreshow5 November 201005/11/2010
Dominic JohnsonInterviewerDiscussion with Marisa Carnesky, Sacred festival, Chelsea TheatrePreshow, Festival29 October 201029/10/2010
Dominic JohnsonInterviewerDiscussions with Mark Ravenhill, A Life in Three Acts, Soho TheatrePreshow13 and 22 February 201013/02/2010
Dominic JohnsonCuratorA Feast for Open Eyes: Jack Smith, Institute of Contemporary ArtsFestival8-18 September 201108/09/2011
Dominic JohnsonInterviewerDiscussion with Jonas Mekas accompanying Jack Smith's Flaming Creatures, ICAFestival, Preshow7 September 201107/09/2011
Dominic JohnsonInterviewerDurk Dehner (Tom of Finland Foundation) in conversation with Dominic Johnson, ICA LondonPreshow7 September 20137/09/2013
Dominic JohnsonInterviewerDiscussion with Romeo Castellucci accompanying premiere of Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio's On the Concept of the Face, Regarding the Son of God, SPILL festival, Barbican TheatreFestival, Preshow21 April 201121/04/2011
Nicholas RidoutWriter (Programme Notes)Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio at Barbican BITEPerformance2-3 April 200902/04/2009
Nicholas RidoutWriter (Programme Notes)Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio at Tokyo FestivalPerformance11-13 December 200911/12/2009
Nicholas RidoutPanelistThe Gallery as Protagonist, Whitechapel GalleryConferences21 May 200921/05/2009
Nicholas RidoutCo-CuratorPeopling the Palace, People's Palace, QMULFestival17-24 February 201317/02/2013
Lois WeaverCo-CuratorPeopling the Palace, People's Palace, QMULFestival17-24 February 201317/02/2013
Dominic JohnsonExhibitor (Video)Luminous Darkness, MIX 22 Festival of Queer Experimental Film and Video, Mix Factory, New YorkExhibition11-22 November 200911/11/2009
Dominic JohnsonExhibitor (Photograph)SPILL Performance Tarot Exhibition, Looking Aside: Eventhood and the Documentation of Performance, Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster UniversityExhibition10 November-11 December 200910/11/2009
Dominic JohnsonExhibitor (Video)Surreal Nightmares, SHUNT, LondonExhibitionNovember 201001/11/2010
Dominic JohnsonExhibitor (Video)Luminous Darkness, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San FranciscoExhibition201001/01/2010
Dominic JohnsonExhibitor (Photographic Print)Bittersweet: Expressions of Love and Hate, Macroom Town Hall, IrelandExhibitionJuly 201001/07/2010
Dominic JohnsonExhibitor (Photographic Print)Bittersweet: Expressions of Love and Hate, Doswell Gallery of Contemporary Art, CorkExhibition12 February-7 March 201012/02/2010
Dominic JohnsonExhibitor (Video)Luminous Darkness, kinoKULTURE, Horse Hospital, LondonExhibition7 August 201007/08/2010
Dominic JohnsonExhibitor (Suite of Photos and Installation)Fierce, BirminghamExhibition201001/01/2010
Dominic JohnsonExhibitor (Photographic Print)Art for Survivors, Candid Galleries, Candid Arts TrustExhibition3-7 May 201103/05/2011
Dominic JohnsonExhibitor (Photographic Print)SPILL Performance Tarot Exhibition, SPILL 2011, Barbican Arts CentreExhibition18-23 April 201110/04/2011
Dominic JohnsonExhibitor (Video)Homoccult & Other Esoterotica, Radical Queer Semaine, MontrealExhibition201101/01/2011
Dominic JohnsonExhibitor (Video in Group Exhibition)Mesures prosthétiques/Prosthetic Measures, Skopia Gallery, Geneva, SwitzerlandExhibition18 January-2 February 201318/01/2013
Nadia DavidsJury Member

Juror

Silver Baobab Award, Film AfricaFestivalSeptember 201201/09/2012
Nadia DavidsJury Member

Juror

The Golden Rhino Mapungubwe Film FestivalFestival2-5 February 201202/02/2012
Nadia DavidsJury Member

Juror

The Golden Rhino Mapungubwe Film FestivalFestival22-25 September 201122/09/2011
Dominic JohnsonCo-Convenor

Organiser

Sex Worker Open University, QMULConferenceMay 200901/05/2009
Nicholas RidoutMember of the Conferences Committee

Organiser

American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) Conference 2008, BostonConferenceNovember 200801/11/2008
Nicholas RidoutMember of the Program Committee

Organiser

American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) Conference 2008, BostonConferenceNovember 200801/11/2008
Nicholas RidoutProgramme Chair

Organiser

American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) Conference 2011, MontrealConferenceNovember 201101/11/2011
Lois WeaverOrganiser

Organiser

On the Margins of Technology symposium, Space GalleryConference29 January 200829/01/2008
Lois WeaverOrganiserDemocratising Technology Professional Development Seminar, Space GalleryConferenceFebruary 200801/02/2008
Lois WeaverMember of the Programme Committee

Organiser

American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) Conference 2012, NashvilleConferenceNovember 201201/11/2012
Martin WeltonCo-Organiser

Organiser

On Taking Care symposium, QMULConference1 December 201201/12/2012
Martin WeltonCo-Director

Organiser

ArtsCross/DansCross research colloquium, Beijing Dance AcademyConferenceNovember 201201/11/2012
Martin WeltonCo-Chair

Organiser

Performing Mobilities colloquium, QMULConferenceJune 201201/06/2012
Martin WeltonCo-Chair

Organiser

The Ends of Audience workshop, QMULConference30-31 May 201220/05/2012
Martin WeltonCo-Director

Organiser

The Aesthetics of Elsewhere conference, QMULConference11 August 201311/08/2013
Martin WeltonOrganiserThe Bridge ProjectConferenceJune-August 200401/06/2004
Paul HeritageParticipantDois Cavalheiros de Verona, Barbican Centre, LondonPerformance9 October 200809/10/2008
Paul HeritageParticipantIn Conversation with Declan Donnellan, Cheek by Jowl, BarbicanPreshow3 June 200803/06/2008
Paul HeritageChairPost-show Discussion on Mental Health and Performance, Hysteria, St Barts Great HallPreshow12 June 200812/06/2008
Paul HeritageJury Member

Juror

Gulbenkian Arts Participation AwardPerformance201001/01/2010
Paul HeritageParticipantDiscussion with Sharad Sharma and Paul Heritage, Cartoon, Teatro e Música, Antidote Festival, São PauloFestival20 May 201020/05/2010
Paul HeritageOrganiserPoints of Contact Seminar, St Paul's Pavilion, Southbank Centre, LondonConference18 October 201018/10/2010
Paul HeritageCo-CuratorCultural Olympic and Paralympic Forum, Museu de Belas Artes, Rio de JaneiroFestival17-19 April 201317/04/2013
Paul HeritageCo-Curator/ProducerUnlimited Festival, Rio de JaneiroFestival20-21 April 201321/04/2013
Aoife MonksSpeakerEnglish National Opera's Pre-Show DebatesPreshow2010-01/01/2015
Paul HeritageParticipantPre-show talk, Favelisation, BarbicanPreshow27 September 200827/09/2008
Paul HeritageParticipantPost-show discussion, Two Gents of Verona, BarbicanPreshow9 October 200809/10/2008
Paul HeritageConsultantFestival Brazil, Southbank CentreFestival19 June-5 September 201019/06/2010
Paul HeritageExecutive ProducerDance for Live Symposium and Royal Opera House Gala, Theatro Municipal Rio de JaneiroConferenceFebruary 201328/02/2013
Lois WeaverCo-CuratorDemocratising Technology: The Not Quite Yet Exhibit, Space Gallery, LondonExhibitionJanuary 200801/01/2008
Lois WeaverArtistic Director and Co-CuratorPerforming Rights, festival of performance, QMULFestival14-18 June 200614/06/2006
Lois WeaverCo-CuratorPerforming Rights, Glasgow, National Review of Live Art, GlasgowFestivalFebruary 200801/02/2008
Lois WeaverCreator and ProducerEverything You Wanted To Know About Live Art But Were Afraid To Ask, QMULConferenceMay 200801/05/2008
Lois WeaverCreator and Curator[Long Table] Lineages, Memories, Legacies, 'The Pigs of Today at the Hams of Tomorrow' Symposium, Plymouth Arts Centre, PlymouthConference22-24 January 201022/01/2010
Lois WeaverCreator and Curator[Long Table] The Artist, the People, the Place, Outside AiR Festival, QMULConference9 March 201009/03/2010
Lois WeaverCreator and Curator[Long Table] Putting the People Back in the People's Palace, Outside AiR Festival, QMULConference13 March 201013/03/2010
Lois WeaverCreator and Curator[Long Table] Autobiology, Science, and Autobiography, 'The Inside Story Festival', University of Wisconsin, MadisonConference5 December 201005/12/2010
Lois WeaverCreator and Curator[Long Table] Live Art or Performance Art, US or UK, British Council Festival of UK Artists, PS 122: Performance Space, New YorkConference4 June 201104/06/2011
Lois WeaverCreator and Curator[Long Table] Performing the Real, in response to the work of Cuqui Jerez, PS 122: Performance Space, New YorkConference15 October 201115/10/2011
Lois WeaverCreator and Curator[Long Table] Austerity, Feminism, and Gender, Roehampton UniversityConference7 February 201307/02/2013
Lois WeaverOrganiserWorkshop on Creative Hospitality as Public Engagement, ASTR Conference, NashvilleConference3-5 November 201203/11/2012
Lois WeaverOrganiserDoing Time, a workshop on durational performance in context of incarceration, PSI 19, Stanford UniversityConferenceJune 201301/06/2013
Lois WeaverOrganiserPublic Address Systems, a workshop on performance and public engagement, CREATE, DublinConferenceMarch 201301/03/2013
Ali CampbellOrganiserEmbodied Emotions, a series of intensive interdisciplinary seminars on the history and theory of emotionsConferenceMarch 201001/03/2010
Ali CampbellOrganiserLondon Lighthouse conference and presentation, QMULConference2 May 201302/05/2013
Paul HeritageDeviserThe Argument Room, a discussion streamed online around a topic that interacts with both the arts and social justicePerformanceOngoing01/01/2011
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