Postgraduate and Staff Research Seminar

The Department of Performance Studies invites everyone to join us for our weekly Friday afternoon research seminar.

Held between 3pm and 5pm, in the AV Studio at the Department (Level 1, Woolley Building, off Manning Rd), the seminar is an opportunity for postgraduates, staff and invited guests to present their research. Presentations may be 'conventional' twenty-minute papers, extended talks, demonstrations or, indeed, any other format. Emphasis is placed upon discussion and a relaxed exchange of ideas.

Postgraduate students are encouraged to contribute a presentation once a semester. Often the session is used as a 'trial run' environment for upcoming conferences. On other occasions, the seminar has been used to address specific concerns. Recent sessions have involved debriefing conference activity; workshopping abstract-writing and paper preparation; and developing article-writing skills.

In addition, each year special sessions are dedicated to new postgraduate candidates presenting their projects; to completing postgraduates offering a retrospective of their time as a candidate; and honours students presenting their research epitomes as they embark upon their long essays.