We also host innovative, friendly conferences which aim to engender research dialogue between academics and people who operate outside the academy, including therapists and teachers, performance artists and storytellers, curators and tour guides.
These events have included the annual TaPRA conference (2009); the Live Laboratory Symposium (2010), with Plymouth Arts Centre and the Marina Abramovic Institute; an International Research Forum on Guided Tours, co-organised with Halmstad and Gothenburg Universities (2011); and symposia on the Hidden City and site specific practices (2008), Mela and cultural identity in performance (2012), Zombies and Performance (2013), Jean Genet (2014) and Practice-as-Research (2016).
In 2017, we are organising the Digital Performance strand of the DRHA (Digital Research in the Humanities & Arts) annual conference with the theme of dataAche.
Our postgraduate research community is also supported to plan and host conferences, such as the very successful Practice-as-Research symposium co-organised by Steven Paige and Natalie Raven in 2016. The 2017 PEP Talks conference, 'On the Moors' – which focuses on
collaboration and site – is co-organised by Beth Emily Richards, Chris Green
and Katheryn Owens.