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PPi Distinguished Speaker Event: Hester Parr, University of Glasgow

Hester Parr is a Professor of Human Geography in the School of Geographical & Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow. She has a BA (Geography) and PhD from University of Wales Lampeter. From 2011-2014 she worked on an ESRC funded project ‘Geographies of Missing People: experiences, processes, responses’, a collaboration between […]

PPi Research Seminar: Dr Berit Bleisemann de Guevara

Dr Berit Bleisemann de Guevara, organiser of the Stitched Voices Exhibition, discusses textiles as sources and exhibitions as way of learning about conflict Dr Berit Bliesemann de Guevara is the current Director of Research at the Department of International Politics. She is a Reader in Peacebuilding, Post-war Reconstruction and Transitional Justice, and Director of the […]

PPi Research Seminar: Dr Margaret Ames

Artistic Director of Dawns Dyfed community dance project for the west of Wales 1987 – 2007. Performer and devisor with Brith Gof. Senior registered dance Movement Therapist with ADMPUK. Margaret’s area of research is Performance and Disability with a particular interest in work made by and with people with learning […]

PPi Distinguished Speaker Event: Jenny Hughes, Manchester

Jenny Hughes’ research interests include: the histories of theatre, performance and poverty; contemporary theatre practice and economic justice; activist theatre and protest performance; applied theatre and performance, especially with young people living with risk; and research methodologies in applied theatre and theatre studies. Her most recent funded research project was […]

PPi Distinguished Speaker Event: Cath Collins, Ulster

The Politics of Uncertainty: Forensic aesthetics and the search for Latin America’s disappeared The lecture examines: 1) Imagery and appropriation; 2) Religious iconicity / iconicity and gender; 3) Forensic aesthetics and the end of uncertainty. The final part of the talk will discuss Tom Keenan and Eyal Weizman’s work Mengele’s skull: the advent of […]

PPi Distinguished Speaker Event: Milija Gluhovic, Warwick

Small Acts of Repair: Violence, Mourning and Testimony in Lola Arias’s Theatre Lecture Tuesday 21 November 6:30pm-8:00pm, Main Hall, International Politics; Seminar Wednesday 22 November, 10:00am-12:00, IAH Meeting Room Hugh Owen In this lecture I engage Lola Arias’s recent performances such as My Life After (Mi vida despues, 2009), Melancholy […]

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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 […]

APIG event: My Mouth Brought Me Here: A conversation with Eric Ngalle Charles

Eric Ngalle Charles is a writer, poet, and playwright, originally from Cameroon and now settled in Wales. In the performance Eric will share stories of his experiences as a refugee and of human trafficking, and an exploration of the concept of ‘hiraeth’; feelings of loss of home, family, friends, and identity, and the resilience these trigger. The workshop […]

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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 […]