Author: Jenny Edkins

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PPi moves

From the end of June 2018, the Performance and Politics international (PPi) research centre will be moving. Professors Jenny Edkins and Adrian Kear are leaving Aberystwyth University, and are working to re-establish PPi in a new home. The PPi Masters programme in Aberystwyth, the MA in Politics, Media and Performance, will not run in 2018-19, but […]

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Human Rights, Human Remains

Dr Claire Moon from the LSE Centre for Human Rights was our first Performance and Politics international (PPi) Distinguished Speaker of the new session. Her provocative talk explored whether the dead have human rights. After taking us through the history of legal humanitarianism, transitions from conflict or to democracy, and […]

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Adrian Kear interviewed by John Humphrys on the Today Progamme

Listen Here:   Details On the twentieth anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, BBC Radio 4’s John Humphries interviewed Adrian Kear on The Today Programme about the public response to her death. Adrian discusses the public performance of mourning and its role in the imaginary construction of nationhood and national identity; how otherwise unacknowledged […]

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Our research theme: Absence / Presence

Our research theme this year, Absence/ Presence, has provided a provocative focus for a number of activities, and we plan further work exploring this theme in 2017-18. The centre-piece of our research activities in 2016-17 was our three-day Symposium held in April and entitled Absence, Presence, Embodiment. We were delighted […]

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The Quipu Project comes to Aber

Quipu is a phone line for listening to and sharing stories about the sterilisation campaign that took place in the 1990s in Peru. Karen Tucker and Matthew Brown, academic consultants on the project from Bristol University, came to Aberystwyth for a PPi workshop on the project this week. The project […]

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Stitched Voices exhibition opening

The Stitched Voices exhibition opened last night at Aberystwyth Arts Centre with a very well attended evening of music, poetry and dance. The exhibition, commissioned by Berit Bliesemann de Guevara and a team of PhD students from the Department of International Politics and curated by Roberta Bacic, runs until 12 […]