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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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February 2018
Date February 13, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

POSTPONED: 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 disabilities. Aberystwyth based dance-theatre company Cyrff Ystwyth form the focus of this enquiry and they produce new work every year at Aberystwyth University. Devising Theatre, particularly in a Welsh cultural…

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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...