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Events 2016

Title: From Haunted Historiography to Historiographic Hybridity
Event type: Conference: Re-searching relevance: Questioning canons of theatre, music and dance the years around 1800
Time and place: January 7-9, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
Presenter: Astrid von Rosen presented the paper From Haunted Historiography to Historiographic Hybridity
Abstract: Between 1896 and 1900 Swedish scholar of history, archeology, and genealogy Wilhelm Berg published three volumes under the heading Anteckningar om Göteborgs äldre teatrar (Notes on Gothenburg’s older theatres) mapping almost every detail of the city’s theatre life, from the late 16 hundreds to the mid 18hundreds. Reporting every minute finding he has detected in various archives and collections Berg fits neatly into the image of a passionate empiricist explorer. The play lists he constructs out of these fragments for the cities theatres are layered with summaries of plots, quotations from reviews, letters, contextual anchoring of buildings, businesses and persons. No doubt these pluralistic lists are a valuable result, not the least because no scenic expressions or hybrid constellations seem to have been excluded. However, when comparing Berg’s way of making history with a recently published national theatre history, the exclusionary and repetitious operations of canon become obvious. In other words historiography is “haunted” (Carlson 2008) by layers of previous selections and writings. Albeit our well implemented theoretical understanding of this, I would argue that in practice the current model of producing history are not opening towards any really radical additions or changes. To speak with Derrida (1994) we have not yet learnt “how to live with ghosts”, the excluded, yet somehow present or felt voices from a pluralistic and hybrid history. What I plan to do in my paper is to revisit and re-theorize Berg’s work, focusing on the years around 1800 in relation to present day claims (and disclaims) for diversity and inclusion of marginalized, devalued, and precarious aspects of theatre history. In particular I will relate my discussion to digitization and the digital world, not the least because since 2014 Berg’s writings are accessible online, thus opening for debates over a more democratic and accessible theatre history
Link: https://www.ntnu.no/documents/17353720/0/Conference Program Siste.pdf/f86388f9-46ec-4ab4-befc-29d5f4582caf

Title: Digital Humanities methods and their application to Oral History

Event type: Invited presentation. Conference: Digital Humanities methods and their application to Oral History
Time and place: February 5, University of Essex CHASE Consortium
Presenter: Julianne Nyhan

Title: Dig where you stand
Event type: Oral history interview with Sven Lindqvist
Time and place: February 23, Stockholm
Researcher: Astrid von Rosen

Title: The Arosenius archival project
Event type: Digisam-seminar, presentation of the Arosenius archival project
Time and place: February 25, Stockholm
Presenter: Cecilia Lindhé

Title: and 1st Annual Meeting of the Association for Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries (DHN)

Event type: Conference, arranged
Time and place: March 15-17, Oslo
Organisers and presenters: CDH, Cecilia Lindhé, and Mats Malm

Title: Activation and impact: the societal role of records and record-keepers

Event type: Activation and impact: the societal role of records and record-keepers FARMER Conference
Time and place: April 5-6, University of Dundee
Presenter: Andrew Flinn, paper ‘The Impact of Archives and Record Keepers in Social Justice Struggles and Campaigns’

Title: Digitalt kulturarv i praktiken

Event type: Conference Digikult
Time and place: April 6-7, Gothenburg
Presenter: Cecilia Lindhé

Title: Digital archival projects
Event type: Project presentation Digital humanities
Time and place: April 12, Stockholm University
Presenter: Cecilia Lindhé

Title: CCHS Launch
Event type: Launch
Time and place: April 21, Gothenburg
Presenters: Cecilia Lindhé and Mats Malm for the EA cluster

Title: Digital archival projects
Event type: Project presentation Digital humanities
Time and place: April 27, Lund University
Presenter: Cecilia Lindhé

Title: Muse of Modernity. Remembering, Mediating and Modernising Popular Dance
Event type: Symposium: Muse of Modernity. Remembering, Mediating and Modernising Popular Dance, London.
Time and place: April 16, Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory, University of London
Presenter: Astrid von Rosen and Mats Nilsson, paper: Waltzing with Strindberg: Social dancing in A Dream Play
Abstract: When Swedish dramatist August Strindberg’s A Dream Play premièred in 1907, it ‘set the stage for the major trends within twentieth-century drama and theatre history’ (Rokem 2009). While these trends encompass expressionist and absurdist drama, dance and choreography are still rare topics in Strindberg studies. In recognition of this we will firstly look into how social dancing were employed in the dramatic text, and then secondly explore how Strindberg engaged with the emerging new modernist dance in the years after the 1907 première. In particular we contextualize the waltz (Knowles 2009, McKee 2012), a social dance genre enormously popular in the years around 1900 and the only form of social dance that is actually mentioned in the dramatic text. Thirdly, we turn to a 1980 TV-version of the drama, wherein it is quite obvious that precisely dance and choreography take on a role in the performance that far exceed what is manifestly written in the dramatic text. Our aim is to explore how the waltz and other dances from early 20th century are ‘ghosting’ (Carlson [2001]2008) the production, as well as interacting with and engaging current cultural features more directly accessible to the audience. Our work relates to current explorations where practice-based researchers collaborate with humanistic scholars (Davies & King 2013). Both of us have worked professionally with dance, Nilsson with folk dance and popular dancing, and von Rosen with contemporary and classical dance and variety of social dancing in stage productions. The dance traditions that we have experience of are connected over time with those that existed in the early twentieth century. As academic scholars from different disciplines we aim to combine ethnology and folklore with art, scenography and dance history when investigating how social dance is mediated in ghostly ways in A Dream Play for TV in 1980.
Link: https://dancingwithmemory.wordpress.com/

Title: Touch, Taste, & Smell User Interfaces: The Future of Multisensory HCI
Event type: ACM CHI, Human-Computer Interaction Conference
Time and place: May 7-12, CA, USA
Presenter: Workshop with Alda Terracciano

Title: Dig where you stand
Event type: Oral history interview 2 with Sven Lindqvist
Time and place: May 12, Stockholm
Researchers: Andrew Flinn, Astrid von Rosen

Title: Launch website/archive for Moravian Memoirs
Event type: Launch
Time and place: May 12, the digital world
Organisers: CDH/Archives cluster

Title: Launch website/archive for Democratizing Digital Data: Infrastructure of/for the Public Domain
Event type: Launch
Time and place: May 12, the digital world
Organisers: CDH /Chalmers

Title: Dancing where we dig - digging where we dance
Event type: Workshop
Time and place: May 14, UNIARTS, Stockholm
Organisers: Astrid von Rosen and Cecilia Roos

Title: Cognitive History
Event type: Symposium
Time and place: June 2, University of Gothenburg
Organisers: HS, LU, EA

Title: Curating the Archive
Event type: Conference Freeze! Challenge the Hierarchy: Researcher, Artist, User!
Time and place: May 31 - June 3, Copenhagen
Presenters: Alda Terracciano and Astrid von Rosen, Invited workshop on Curating the Archive
Abstract: In this interactive workshop, Astrid von Rosen and Alda Terracciano will explore artist and activist practices of curating archives from the angle of the Dig Where You Stand (DWYS) tradition of participatory history making and democratizing knowledge production. Astrid will briefly introduce the powerful motivations historically underpinning DWYS. Alda will consider opportunities and challenges in bringing to life and revealing the hidden histories in Black British theatre archives. Using material from the Future Histories collections, she will discuss issues related to 22 collecting, cataloguing and curating materials from the archives of the Black Theatre Forum, Black Theatre Cooperative (currently known as Nitro Theatre Company), Talawa Theatre Company and motiroti arts organisation. Delegates will be able to gain insights from organisational and individual perspectives in a session designed to discuss the lessons and ideas that emerge when attempting to extract and make the narratives of a community group or theatre archive accessible to a wider audience. Using a practical approach, Alda will select one item from each archive collection and make that the focal point of the workshop, while the central question for the delegates will be ‘what are archives for?’ Issues related to digitization of archival resources will also be explored for the role digital technologies can play in disseminating resources which can transform the way people think about themselves, their communities, their environment, their pasts, their aspirations and their futures.
Link: http://www.sibmas.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Conference-book.pdf

Title: Reading Dig Where You Stand? Re-imagining a 1978 manual for participatory heritage activism
Event type: ACHS conference, What does heritage change?
Time and place: June 3-8, Montreal, Canada
Presenters: Andrew Flinn and Astrid von Rosen, joint paper Reading Dig Where You Stand? Re-imagining a 1978 manual for participatory heritage activism
Abstract:
While the dominant national and international heritage processes during the second half of the 20th century can be characterized as mostly hegemonic and expert-led, these ‘authorised heritage discourses’ were subject to regular challenge and contestation from counter-heritage movements. In our paper we will explore and re-imagine one such example, namely the Dig Where You Stand (DWYS) movement in the 1970s and 80s, closely associated with the book Dig Where You Stand (Gräv där du står) published in 1978 by Swedish author, activist and researcher Sven Lindqvist and internationally associated with a range of oral history and history from below movements.
Link: http://achs2016.uqam.ca/en/

Title: The Saga of the Home. On the roots of the Swedish Folkhem
Event type: Symposium on The Saga of the Home. On the roots of the Swedish Folkhem
Time: June 7
Organisers: Christer Ahlberger, HS, Kau, AC

Title: Swedish Peasant Mansions
Event type: Symposium on “Swedish Peasant Mansions”.
Time: June 8
Organisers: Christer Ahlberger, HS, Västarvet, AC

Title: Dancing where we dig - digging where we dance

Event type: Conference Presenting the Theatrical Past. Interplays of Artefacts, Discourses and Practices. International Federation of Theatre Research
Time and place: June 13-17, Stockholm university
Presenter: Astrid von Rosen, paper: Scena-Graphic Semiotics: Making Meaning with the City Dancers
Abstract: During the last decades semiotics has been criticized for dogmatically striving to ascribe singular and stable meanings to signs, as well as for its theoretical inaccessibility and internal quarrels. While in many cases the criticism has been justified, it is possible to argue that semiotics is an essential method for scholars working with particular visual materials (Rose 2012, Hatt & Klonk 2006). The first section of the article considers theoretical understandings of semiotics and ways of utilizing it within the fields of art history and theatre studies, in order to lay a foundation for re-imagining this faded but potentially useful method. In the second section visual archival materials from the Swedish dance group Rubicon and their project ‘The city dancers’ (1986–89) will serve as an example and testing ground in the ambition to incorporate a creative and critically productive semiotics into a methodological model for “scena-graphing” past dance events. ‘Scena-graphing’ refers to an explorative activity foregrounding the complex interplay between dancer, environment and audience. A scena can be defined as a ‘practical and material space for action’ (Marx 2015), and I am using this pragmatic, enchanted and critical space for embracing the archive in order to better access, revive and understand the multi-layered meanings and impacts of past dance events for individuals, communities and societies. The scena-graphing model, then, consists of three entangled registers: the sensual, the semiotic and the structural. As the sensual register has recently been explored in my article ‘Scenographic sensualism’ (academia.edu), the ambition is now to focus on the semiotic register. In expanding on this theme, the paper draws on recent research conducted at the University of Gothenburg and University College London as part of the Critical Heritage Studies initiative ‘Digging where we stand – dancing where we dig’.
Link: https://www.iftr.org/conference

Title: Radical Histories/Histories of Radicalism conference
Event type: Conference Radical Histories/Histories of Radicalism conference
Time and place: July 1-3, London
Co-organizer: Andrew Flinn
Link: http://www.raphael-samuel.org.uk/radical-histories/

Title: Beyond Text in the Digital Age? Oral History, Images and the Written Word
Event type: Oral History conference Beyond Text in the Digital Age? Oral History, Images and the Written Word
Time and place: July 8-9, Oral History Society / University of Roehampton, London
Presenter: Andrew Flinn
Link: http://www.ohs.org.uk/conferences/2016-conference-beyond-text-in-the-digital-age/
Title: Conjuring up the Artist from the Archives: Ivar Arosenius. Digitization and Coordination of Archives for Enhanced Accessibility and Research
Event type: Conference Digital Humanities 2016
Time and place: July 12-16, Krakow
Presenters: Cecilia Lindhé, Mats Malm presenting Conjuring up the Artist from the Archives: Ivar Arosenius. Digitization and Coordination of Archives for Enhanced Accessibility and Research

Title: Global Futures
Event type: Conference Global Futures, UK Archives and Records Association
Time and place: August 31 – September 2, London
Presenters: Andrew Flinn and Elizabeth Shepherd
Link: http://www.archives.org.uk/ara-in-action/the-ara-conference/speakers-abstracts-and-biographies.html

Title: Archives, Harmony and Friendship
Event type: Conference, Archives, Harmony and Friendship
Time and place: September 5 – 10, Seoul, South Korea
Presenter: Paper presentation Andrew Flinn

Title: Text mining and modernism
Event type: Workshop (invited)
Time and place: September 13-14, Aarhus
Presenter/organiser: Mats Malm

Title: Cultural Heritage of European Coastal regions
Event type: Workshop on Cultural Heritage of European Coastal regions
Time and place: October 20-21, Kristiansand Norway.
Organisers: Christer Ahlberger, Univ of Hull, Univ of Porto, Volda univ, The fisheries and Maritime museum in Esbjerg etc

Title: Moravian History and Music
Event type: Conference on Moravian History and Music
Time and place: October 27-29
Organizers: Christer Ahlberger, Moravian archive, Bettlehem and Bucknell univ, Penn.

Title: Engaging with Participation, Activism, and Technologies

Event type: Conference, 13th Prato Community Informatics Research Network Conference Engaging with Participation, Activism, and Technologies
Time and place: November 2-4, Prato, Italy
Presenters: Individual papers by Andrew Flinn and Astrid von Rosen

Title: Digging Across Borders: Historicising Dig Where You Stand in Sweden and Internationally

Event type: Workshop/Symposium (invited participants) Digging Across Borders: Historicising Dig Where You Stand in Sweden and Internationally
Time and place: 10-11 November 2016 at the department of Cultural Sciences, University of Gothenburg
Organisers: Astrid von Rosen and Andrew Flinn

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