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College of Humanities announces collaborative AHRC scholarship with Tate

The College of Humanities is delighted to announce an AHRC-funded Collaborative Partnership Award with Tate. Applications are invited for the scholarship to research and study the history of Tate’s involvement with performance and performative art. 

The scholarship is part of an on-going relationship between the College and Tate. Based at Tate in London, the student will join a small research team on the AHRC-funded two-year project ‘Collecting, Archiving and Sharing Performance and the Performative’ that starts in autumn 2014.

Professor Gabriella Giannacchi, from the Department of English, is the Principal Investigator on the project which aims to create an archive and a best practice framework for the collection, archivisation and exhibition of performance at Tate 1960 to today. The successful applicant will map and analyse Tate’s engagement with performance and performative art through researching its collection and programme of events, going back to the 1960s.

The student will contribute in a range of ways to the success and longer-term legacies of the project. He or she will have opportunities to participate in and help organise the planned events and will contribute scholarly texts to the project’s website, as well as, potentially, longer pieces for the planned book and Tate Papers. Analysis of the legacies of the project would be particularly valuable, setting a useful precedent for future research projects at Tate. He or she will also have opportunities to engage with Tate's programme of performances during the studentship and to become part of the Centre for Intermedia at the University of Exeter.

Further details of the scholarship can be found on the postgraduate funding page.




Date: 21 March 2014

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