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December 2017
Date December 5, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - December 6, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

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 a forensic aesthetics; for more information see the book or the exhibition page  The talk takes place from 6.30 to 8pm on Tuesday 5 December in the Main Hall, International Politics;…

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January 2018
Date January 30, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - January 31, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

POSTPONED: PPi Distinguished Speaker Event: Jenny Hughes, Manchester

Performance, Politics and the Social Factory:   Socially-engaged theatre and performance practice has often been viewed as a counterbalance to threats to social and cultural life presented by modern forms of capitalism. Concerns for the diminishment of social life, created by the imperative to ‘economise everything’ associated with this historical moment, have led to renewed critical engagement with the social politics of performance, and of cultural practice more generally. This talk explores the performance and politics of the ‘social’, focusing…

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April 2018
Date April 24, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - April 25, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

POSTPONED: 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 Police Scotland and the MPS London, the UK Missing Persons Bureau and the Missing People charity. The project investigated the geographies of missing persons and the geographical knowledges of the people and agencies…

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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...