Subject of Study: Collaboration in Research and Artistic Practice

Thursday 17 November 2016
12:00 – 19:00

‘The Subject of Study – Collaboration in Research and Artistic Practice’ is explores research collaborations in academic and artistic practice. The conference opens with an afternoon of researcher lead discussion, exploring different forms of collaborative practice and relationships between the agency of individuals engaged in collaborative research and the institutional or disciplinary context in which they operate. This is followed by an early evening Reception and Keynote by artist, writer and educator, Anthony Luvera whose work explores tensions between authorship (or artistic control) and participation, and the ethics involved in representing other people’s lives.

The Subject of Study is hosted by Common Ground, an interdisciplinary research network aimed at fostering dialogue between researchers and communities who are the subject of research, with a particular focus on the northern and border counties of Ireland. Common Ground seeks to extend dialogue across disciplines and beyond regional boundaries and has designed this conference to be of interest to researchers working in similarly contested territories or contexts. This free event is open to emerging and established academics, independent scholars and interested members of the public and may be of particular interest to Post Graduate Researchers in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Irish Studies, Drama and Performing Arts and Screen Studies. Please note that Common Ground is planning a conference in Belfast for 2017 and will be talking about our plans and inviting interest during the course of this event.

Conference: 12:00 – 17:00

Featuring facilitated discussion groups led by;

Ann Carragher (Fine Art Lecturer, School of Creative Arts, Blackpool and The Fylde College)
Elizabeth de Young (Editor Liverpool Postgraduate Journal of Irish Studies. Doctoral Researcher, University of Liverpool)
Jamie Holman (Artist, writer, lecturer)
Sandra Plummer (Research Associate, UCL Slade School of Fine Art)
Fearghus Roulston (Doctoral Researcher, University of Brighton)

with Anthony Luvera as discussant.

School of Arts Languages and Cultures, Graduate School
Ellen Wilkinson Building, Atrium and Conference Room (C1.18)
University of Manchester
Oxford Road
M15 6JA

Followed by Reception and Keynote with Anthony Luvera: 17:00 – 19:00

Featuring in conversation with Pauline Hadaway (Institute for Cultural Practices, University of Manchester; The Liverpool Salon) chaired by Fionna Barber (Lecturer, Art History, Manchester School of Art – Manchester Metropolitan University).

Manchester School of Art
Manchester Metropolitan University
Ormond Building
Council Chamber
All Saints Campus
M15 6BX


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