SHARE #1 Conference on art studies November 2011 Helsinki

SHARE #1 Conference

*A two day global dialogue on issues in doctoral studies and artistic research*
Helsinki , Finland, Friday 4 – Saturday 5 November 2011

The first SHARE annual Conference will take place in Helsinki Friday 4 – Saturday 5 November 2011, hosted by the Finnish Academy of Fine Art.

*SHARE #1* examines the development of the doctoral level studies (3rd cycle) across all the creative arts – including design, performing arts, visual arts, architecture and film.
This two day event will provide an overview of:

• issues in growing the doctoral level for the arts across Europe
• perspectives on artistic research from beyond the European context
• progress reports and future directions for artistic research collaboration through SHARE

The conference will include keynote presentations, discussion papers, working group presentations, break-out groups, live music performances and a special reception for conference delegates on the evening of Friday 4th November.

Attendance at the conference is free to all members of SHARE, ELIA, EARN, EUFRAD, students and associated arts education and research networks. However, while attendance is free to all network members, early booking is recommended as the number of places at the conference will be limited.

Special guest speakers will include:

*Dr. Francis Ugiomoh*, Senior Lecturer in Art History/Head of Fine Art at the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria and author of a series of pivotal critical texts on African visual arts including: /The Crises of Modernity: Art and the Definition of Cultures in Africa/ (Third Text, 2007); /Photo‐Logos and/or Narrative Semiotics: Which Way to Rehabilitating African Art History/ (Third Text, 2006); and /Art History and ‘The Hegelian Unconscious’/ (Third Text, 2005).
Dr. Ugiomoh will address aspects of visual arts research in the Nigerian context.

*Dr. Barbara Bolt*: Artist, researcher, author and educator based in Melbourne, Australia; as well as being author of many publications she is also co-editor of /Practice as Research: Approaches to Creative Arts Enquiry/ (IBTauris, 2007) and /Sensorium: Aesthetics, Art, Life/ (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007)

*Prof. Dr. Freddie Rokem*, Theatre Arts University of Tel Aviv and Docent at the Department of Theatre at Helsinki University and author of /Performing History: Theatrical Representations of the Past in Contemporary Theatre/ (University of Iowa Press, 2000) and /Philosophers and Thespian: Thinking Performance/ (Stanford University Press, 2009).
Prof. Rokem will address the question of performing arts research in India.

The full programme will be published in September 2011; however, as places will be limited early booking is recommended.

To book a place please *register here *.

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