Forums » Bulletin Board » Call for Papers & Conference: DocPerform 2 (6-7 No...
user avatar
Started by Defne Erdur Eligible Member // Teacher
0 appreciations        0 comments

user avatar
Defne Erdur Eligible Member // Teacher
Call for Papers & Conference: DocPerform 2 (6-7 November 2017)

"Dear all,

Following the successful launch last year, the DocPerform team are delighted to announce the second symposium that will take place on 6 and 7 November at City, University of London.

DocPerform is an interdisciplinary research project led by scholars and practitioners from the fields of performing arts and library & information science. The project concerns conceptual, methodological and concerns conceptual, methodological and technological innovations in the documentation of performance, and the extent to which performance may itself be considered to be a document
DocPerform 2 invites submissions for papers, performative papers, subjects for plenaries, workshop activities, or “provocations” from scholars and artists working in the areas of performance documentation, digital arts, library & information science, social media technologists, internet archaeology, audience participation, immersive theatre, and archives. We are especially interested in works relating to dance and theatre.

Formal papers will last for 20 mins, including questions, but the DocPerform team are open to suggestions for the timing of other activities. By extending the symposium to 2 days, more time is allowed for discussion, networking and planning.

Topics for activities may include but are not limited to:

Theme 1: Technological Concepts

§ Why do we document performance? Who are we documenting for?

§ Performance as a document, documents as performance

§ What is missing in our current documentation, the records and archives of performance?

Theme 2: Technologies for Creation

§ Innovative use of technology to create performance

§ Distributed or diffuse performance systems using transmedia technologies

§ Documentation systems that incorporate user-generated interfaces

§ Online performances

Theme 3: Technologies for Documentation

§ Innovative use of technology in recording, preserving and re-experiencing performance

§ The potential functions of performance documentation beyond creating a record of evidence

§ Approaches to exceeding the document as a record of evidence

§ Models of documenting using interactive interfaces

§ Potential status of archivists, documentalists and information professionals in theatre and dance production processes

Theme 4: Technologies for the Audience

§ Changing readership/audience behaviours in the context of digital culture

§ Models of audience participation online platforms

§ Elisions between spectator/performer, author/reader

Theme 5: Technologies of the Imagination

§ Offline/online/onlife…what next?

Please send suggestions/abstracts, plus 100 word biography, to both Lyn and Joe [,] by Friday 15 September 2017.
Submissions should be no longer than a single page of A4. Authors of successful submissions will be notified in early October 2017. The selection panel will comprise members of the DocPerform Team.
Abstracts for accepted presentations will be published on our website around the time of the Symposium. Full papers of accepted presentations will be considered for publication after the event. We are interested to hear from open access publications interested in working with the team.

Full details for this Call for Paper can be found here:

The DocPerform website is:

Ramona Riedzewski

Head of Collections Management

Department of Theatre and Performance

Victoria and Albert Museum

Blythe House

23 Blythe Road

W14 0QX London"

You must be logged in to be able to leave a comment.