Category Archives: Early Careers Group

Registration open for the DanceHE Early Career symposium and keynotes announced

Registration is now open for the forthcoming DanceHE Early Career Symposium

Dance in the 21st Century: Questioning methods of practice, pedagogy and research

University of Bedfordshire 7th April 2016

Keynote panel: Imogen Aujla, Sara Houston and Victoria Thoms

The event will showcase the exciting and innovative work of upcoming academics located in research, practice and pedagogy. With a focus on methodology, the presenters will question and reflect upon approaches to their work, along side a panel of mid career keynote speakers: Imogen Aujla, Sara Houston and Victoria Thoms.

This event welcomes academics from a range of backgrounds and levels of experience that wish to engage with current practice and research. It is free to anyone who works or studies at a DanceHE registered university. DanceHE registered universities are listed on our website: http://dancehe.org.uk/institutional-members

If you are not a DanceHE member or associated with a registered institution there is a £15 charge. Alternatively there are several ways that you can sign up to become a member. Follow the link for more information: http://dancehe.org.uk/aboutus/become-a-member

To register for the event follow please follow this link:

http://www.beds.ac.uk/venue/events/dance-early-career

 

If you have any further questions please email Rachel Farrer Rachel.farrer@beds.ac.uk

Registration open for the DanceHE Early Career symposium: Keynotes announced

Registration is now open for the forthcoming DanceHE Early Career Symposium

Dance in the 21st Century: Questioning methods of practice, pedagogy and research

University of Bedfordshire 7th April 2016

Keynote panel: Imogen Aujla, Sara Houston and Victoria Thoms

The event will showcase the exciting and innovative work of upcoming academics located in research, practice and pedagogy. With a focus on methodology, the presenters will question and reflect upon approaches to their work, along side a panel of mid career keynote speakers: Imogen Aujla, Sara Houston and Victoria Thoms.

This event welcomes academics from a range of backgrounds and levels of experience that wish to engage with current practice and research. It is free to anyone who works or studies at a DanceHE registered university. DanceHE registered universities are listed on our website: http://dancehe.org.uk/institutional-members

If you are not a DanceHE member or associated with a registered institution there is a £15 charge. Alternatively there are several ways that you can sign up to become a member. Follow the link for more information: http://dancehe.org.uk/aboutus/become-a-member

To register for the event follow please follow this link:

http://www.beds.ac.uk/venue/events/dance-early-career

If you have any further questions please email Rachel Farrer Rachel.farrer@beds.ac.uk

REGISTRATION now open for the DanceHE Early Career Symposium

Registration is now open for the forthcoming DanceHE Early Career Symposium

Dance in the 21st Century: Questioning methods of practice, pedagogy and research

University of Bedfordshire 7th April 2016

The event will showcase the exciting and innovative work of upcoming academics located in research, practice and pedagogy. With a focus on methodology, the presenters will question and reflect upon approaches to their work, along side a panel of id career keynote speakers who will be announced shortly

This event welcomes academics from a range of backgrounds and levels of experience that wish to engage with current practice and research. It is free to anyone who works or studies at a DanceHE registered university. DanceHE registered universities are listed on our website: http://dancehe.org.uk/institutional-members

If you are not a DanceHE member or associated with a registered institution there is a £15 charge. Alternatively there are several ways that you can sign up to become a member. Follow the link for more information: http://dancehe.org.uk/aboutus/become-a-member

To register for the event follow please follow this link:

http://www.beds.ac.uk/venue/events/dance-early-career

If you have any further questions please email Rachel Farrer Rachel.farrer@beds.ac.uk

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship opportunities at the University of Sheffield

The School of English at the University of Sheffield invites applications for Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships

Early Career Fellowships aim to provide career development opportunities for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers, but who have a proven record of research. The expectation is that Fellows should undertake a significant piece of publishable work during their tenure.

Applications are invited for research projects within the fields of Theatre and Performance; English Language, Literature and Linguistics; Creative Writing; Literature and Film.

To be eligible for this scheme, you must:

– Have submitted your PhD thesis before 4pm on 10 March 2016;

– Be no more than 5 years from the date of your PhD viva, on 10 March 2016 (unless you have taken a career break);

– Hold a degree from UK Higher Education institution or be in a post (e.g. fixed term lectureship) at a UK Higher Education institution at the time of application;

– Not yet have held a full-time established post in a UK Higher Education institution (or equivalent).

Early Career Fellowships are of 36 months duration, and must commence between the beginning of the 2016-17 academic year and 1 May 2017. Further information about the awards can be found at:https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/grant-schemes/early-career-fellowships

If you are interested in applying for a Leverhulme ECF to be hosted by the School of English at the University of Sheffield, you will need to have submitted an up to date CV and a completed Expression of Interest form byFriday December 18th 2015. For further details, please contact Dr Emma Moore, Deputy Director of Research (e.moore@shef.ac.uk) .

For more details and to download the Expression of Interest form, please see: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/ris/artsandhumanitiesleverhulmeearlycareerfellowships

Deadline for submission of papers to JEDS extended to January 18, 2016

CALL FOR PAPER SUBMISSIONS
2016 JOURNAL OF EMERGING DANCE SCHOLARSHIP:

AN INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATION OF THE WORLD DANCE ALLIANCE

(www.jedsonline.net)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 18, 2016 Publication Date: September 1, 2016, Volume 4

The World Dance Alliance announces a call for papers for Volume 4 of JEDS, a double-blind reviewed publication (in English) specifically designed for the needs of emerging dance scholars, those scholars currently enrolled in a graduate program or within 5 years of having graduated from a graduate program in dance or a related field. JEDS is published online (http://www.jedsonline.net ) as an open resource and linked through the World Dance Alliance Websites (http://www.wda-americas.net, http://www.wda-ap.org/ and http://www.worlddancealliance.net/ ). Articles are selected to assure dance scholarship from around the world is included in each publication.

Each article submission is reviewed by two international dance scholars with no more than 16 submissions accepted for the annual publication. Articles are chosen based on originality of research and the contributions each makes to the future of dance praxis (theory and practice).

Each submitting author must show proof of membership in World Dance Alliance before the article can be reviewed and edited. Please contact one of the editors below to determine the appropriate WDA region to join:

Linda Caldwell (World Dance Alliance – Americas, lcaldwell2@twu.edu).
Urmimala Sarkar (World Dance Alliance – Asia Pacific, urmimala.sarkar@gmail.com)

Guide for Contributors to Journal of Emerging Dance Scholarship (JEDS)

JEDS elicits articles contributing original scholarship from emerging scholars in the discipline of dance. Authors must be currently pursuing a graduate degree (M.A., M.F.A., Ph.D., or equivalent) or within 5 years of having graduated with a completed degree (the degree does not need to be in dance, but the article must be focused on dance as an evolving discipline). All articles must be submitted in English at this time. We hope to open the journal to more languages as we find interested editors in differing geographical locations.

Manuscripts should contribute innovative scholarship into contemporary or historical dance, research methodologies, critical choreographic analysis, ethnographic studies, pedagogical practices, or other topics opening insights into the field of dance. Research should be original and supported by outside resources. All quotes from research participants must show compliance with Institutional Human Subjects Review procedures.

Submissions must comply with the following procedures:

  1. Create a separate title page with your name, manuscript title, status and name of institutional affiliation (current graduate student institutional status or number of years since graduation with current institutional employment or name of institution granting degree), and current contact information (email address, home address, phone).
  2. Manuscripts should be typewritten in 12-point Arial Font, double-spaced with one-inch margins, and only left margin justification. Manuscripts should have a minimum of 5,000 words and a maximum of 7,000 words. All manuscripts must be submitted in English at this time.
  3. Notes and references must follow either APA or Chicago citation style (See: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/ or http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/717/02/ for specifics.)
  4. All visual materials must be submitted in digital form: 1200 dpi for line art and 300 dpi for photographs; TIFF or JPEG are the preferred formats. All visuals must be embedded within the text. Authors must obtain permission to publish illustrative materials if by individuals other than themselves and include this information under each visual. Authors will be required to sign a statement that all visuals are original or have received permission from the original source. (See 2013 JEDS for examples.)
  5. All manuscripts must be accompanied by an abstract of 100-150 words and biographical information of no more than 100 words to include current evidence of expertise in the topic of the article and graduate school affiliation.
  6. Article manuscripts must be accompanied by a statement from the author assuring that the submission has not been published, submitted, or accepted for publication elsewhere.

The World Dance Alliance copyrights each issue of the journal as a collective work; individual authors retain rights to their individual works. Authors have the right to republish their work, but must give credit to the JEDS original publication.

Manuscripts and any questions about submission procedures should be submitted online to either of the editors:

Dr. Urmimala Sarkar (World Dance Alliance – Asia Pacific, urmimala.sarkar@gmail.com) or
Dr. Linda Caldwell (World Dance Alliance – Americas, lcaldwell2@twu.edu)

DanceHE Early Career Symposium: Dance in the 21st Century: Questioning methods of practice, pedagogy and research

Dance in the 21st Century: Questioning methods of practice, pedagogy and research

DanceHE Early Career Symposium, hosted by:

University of Bedfordshire 7th April 2016

This one-day event is aimed at dance artists and scholars working in higher education who consider themselves to be in the early stages of their academic career, including those working as sessional or ad hoc lecturers. It also welcomes more experienced and established academics wishing to engage in innovative and upcoming practices.

The event celebrates the increasing diversity of those in the early stages of dance academia from a range of perspectives, including:

  •         Those who are new to HE dance lecturing or research
  •        Those who are undertaking research roles in HE contexts
  •        Those who engage in HE as visiting or sessional lecturers
  •        Those who are in the process of or have recently completed their PhDs
  •        Those who work professionally in the industry and are engaged HE in some form
  •        Those who have worked in other teaching contexts and are interested in moving into HE

It aims to provide an open and constructive environment for those new to academia in a traditional symposium format. The event will showcase the exciting and innovative work of upcoming academics that might be located in research, practice or pedagogy. A focus on methodology provides the opportunity for early career academics to question and reflect upon approaches to their work.

Open Call for Contributions

Expressions of interest are invited from individuals and/or groups who would like to contribute to the day.  Contributions may be in the form of individual paper presentations (20mins), shared panels (1 hour), or a workshop (1hour).

Recommended Themes

The below are indicative and not intended to be an exhaustive list. Please feel free to submit a proposal that extends the range of recommended themes.

Research:

What themes are being explored by early career academics today? What are the key issues for early career academics conducting research? What new insights can we contribute to knowledge and to methodology?

Pedagogy:

What approach do we have to pedagogy as early career academics? What innovative approaches are being developed?

Practice:

What does it mean to be a practitioner working in higher education? What are the relationships between research, pedagogy and practice?

 

Please include:

Name:

Title of Proposal:

Outline proposal (250 word max)

Type of presentation:

Technical or space requirements:

Email Contact:

Please submit to the Early Career Chair Rachel Farrer at — Rachel.farrer@beds.ac.uk

Deadlines    

Submission Deadline — December 20th 2015

Notification of acceptance will be given by email on — January 28th 2016

This event is free to DanceHE members or those affiliated with a DanceHE registered university. If you or your institution is not a member yet please visit the link below for all the information that you will need to get started.

http://dancehe.org.uk/aboutus/become-a-member

There are a limited number of £25 travel bursaries available to support attendees without full time institutional support. To apply for a bursary please write a short statement (300 words) outlining how attendance at the conference would support your current research and practice. The conference committee will review these independently in order to award bursaries as fairly as possible.

For further information and any questions about the event please contact

Rachel Farrer

Rachel.farrer@beds.ac.uk

DanceHE early career talk on publishing at ‘How do we make dance work?’

The DanceHE Early Career Group would like invite new and existing members to their next guest seminar which is taking place at: Questioning the Contemporary: Rethinking Process, Practice and Product in 21st Century Contemporary Dance Practices, Leeds Beckett University: Friday 16th Oct 2015.

Full conference details can be found below.

 

Professor Christy Adair and Professor Ramsay Burt will be leading a guest seminar about publishing from 1.30-2.15 on Friday in the Jubilee room.

The Early Career Group is designed for those who consider themselves in the early stages of a career in Dance in Higher Education. This may be in relation to teaching, research or postgraduate study. We welcome people from all backgrounds, for example:

  • Those who are new to higher education dance lecturing or   research
  • Those who have worked professionally in the industry and want to get into higher   education teaching
  • Those who have worked in other teaching contexts and wish to move to higher education
  • Those who have engaged in higher education at some level, for example as a visiting lecturer, but want to develop their careers on this path
  • Those who have undertaken research roles and want to transition into a lecturing role
  • Those in postgraduate study

The group aims to provide opportunities to network and support each other as well as share skills and initiate opportunities for development. We intend to hold meetings three times a year, usually along side other CPD events. We also offer a range of activity that involves working with more experienced academics and DanceHE board members.

If you have any questions about the group, or are interested in attending this event please contact Rachel Farrer (Rachel.farrer@beds.ac.uk).

 

Conference Information:

Friday 16th & Sat 17th– Oct 2015

How do we Make Dance Work?

Questioning the Contemporary: Rethinking Process, Practice and Product in 21st Century Contemporary Dance Practices

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Professor Susan Melrose and Dr. Simon Ellis

Through a combination of presentations, performative papers, lecture demonstrations and panel discussions, this two-day conference aims to explore the ways in which perceived boundaries between dance-making processes and performance are now blurred and how this impacts on the way in which we navigate contemporary dance practice in the 21st century. We invite you to consider and question whether new modes and tropes in contemporary dance-making and presentation can unravel new thinking in dance.

We hope that you can join us this October, for further information and to book please follow the link below:

http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/thinkingdance/

Conference Fee:

£30.00* & £20.00* (concession/unwaged)

(*inclusive of booking fee)