Cambridge Interdisciplinary Performance Network Seminar Series at CRASSH, Cambridge

This is to warmly invite you to the Michaelmas programme of the Cambridge Interdisciplinary Performance Network<> Seminar Series, on the theme of ‘The Politics of Framing and Staging’.

Seminars take place fortnightly on Mondays from 5-7pm at CRASSH, Cambridge. There will be a conference under the same theme on Monday, 8 December at CRASSH<>. All are welcome to these interdisciplinary events, which consist of short presentations followed by open discussion.

Performing the Public Sphere
Monday, 13 October 2014
Dr Anastasia Piliavsky (Anthropology, Cambridge) and Dr Rafael Schacter (Curator/Anthropologist, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, UCL)
Chaired by: Dr David Madden (Sociology/Cities Programme, LSE)

Creativity and Capitalism: Opponents or Allies?
Monday, 27 October 2014
Dr Eleonora Belfiore (Cultural Policy, Warwick) and Dr Susan Bayly (Anthropology, Cambridge)
Chaired by: Jonas Tinius (Anthropology, Cambridge)

Rehearsal: Performing the Everyday
Monday, 10 November 2014
Rachel Davies (Filmmaker, Kingston) and Professor Tracy C. Davis (Theatre, Northwestern)
Chaired by: Clare Foster (Classics, Cambridge)

Homo ludens: Parties, Participation, and Play
Monday, 24 November 2014
Professor Sir Patrick Bateson (Ethology/Zoology, Cambridge) and Dr Renaud Gagné (Classics, Cambridge)
Chaired by: Dr Anthony Pickles (Anthropology, Cambridge)

Conference: The Politics of Framing and Staging: Performance as Paradigm II
Monday, 8 December 2014
Convened by: Clare Foster (Classics, Cambridge), Floris Schuiling (Music, Cambridge), Zoe Svendsen (English, Cambridge), and Jonas Tinius (Anthropology, Cambridge)

Consult the attached poster for more information or visit our website<>, join us on Facebook<>, or follow us on twitter @PerformNet<>  If you would like to sign up to our mailing list, contact the network convenors Clare Foster ( or Jonas Tinius ( You can also post to our mailing list about relevant events in and beyond Cambridge.