SPA re­search cen­tres to be launched on Fri­day

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

The School of Per­form­ing Arts at the Univer­sity of Malta has this past year been work­ing on the set­ting up of three re­search cen­tres, on the themes of Per­for­mance and Cul­ture, Twenty-first Cen­tury Stud­ies in Per­for­mance, and Per­form­ing Arts His­to­ries and His­to­ri­ogra­phies.

Th­ese group­ings sup­port SPA ac­tiv­ity by cre­at­ing bridges be­tween spe­cial­ized ex­per­tise and in­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary re­search, while also of­fer­ing pos­si­bil­i­ties to cre­ate net­works and col­lab­o­ra­tions with en­ti­ties be­yond the School and the Univer­sity of Malta.

In fact, within each cen­tre schol­ars and prac­ti­tion­ers from the De­part­ments of Theatre, Dance, and Mu­sic are joined by Univer­sity col­leagues from Dig­i­tal Arts, Cog­ni­tive Sci­ence, the Fac­ulty of Arts, Archive Sci­ences, and In­tel­li­gent Com­puter Sys­tems. Links with in­ter­na­tional uni­ver­si­ties are al­ready in place, ev­i­denc­ing the School’s com­mit­ment to look be­yond con­ven­tional bor­ders by es­tab­lish­ing pro­duc­tive re­search links with a wide range of in­sti­tu­tions.

The SPA re­search cen­tres will be launched of­fi­cially on 2 De­cem­ber at the Val­letta Cam­pus. The event will start at 9am and will be mod­er­ated by Dr Car­men Sam­mut, ProRec­tor for Stu­dents & Staff Af­fairs and Outreach. Dur­ing the launch, SPA re­search cen­tres will present their pro­files, af­fil­i­a­tions, and fu­ture plans.

The event is free, but please re­serve a seat by email­ing SPA Area Direc­tor of Re­search Dr Ste­fan Aquilina on ste­ Ques­tions re­lated to the event or any other as­pect of re­search car­ried out at the School of Per­form­ing Arts of the Univer­sity of Malta can be emailed to the same ad­dress.

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