[artinfo] PhD position, Re-enactments of Performance Art in Eastern Europe

Bryzgel, Dr Amy a.bryzgel at abdn.ac.uk
Mon Jan 16 17:11:39 CET 2017

PhD Funding:
Artistic Re-enactments of Performance Art as Vehicles of Cultural 
Transfer in Eastern Europe since 1960

Department of Film and Visual Culture, University of Aberdeen
Supervisor: Dr. Amy Bryzgel, Senior Lecturer in Film and Visual 
Culture, University of Aberdeen (a.bryzgel at abdn.ac.uk)

Application Deadline: March 21, 2017

Applications are invited for PhD research topics that focus on 
artistic re-enactments of performances from across the former 
communist and socialist countries of Central, Eastern and 
South-Eastern Europe in recent artistic practice. There are numerous 
examples of artistic re-enactments across the region, providing scope 
for a range of dissertation topics. Projects can include comparative 
studies, for example, of the relevance of re-enactments in one local 
tradition versus that of another; or single-country studies of a 
number of re-enactments being staged in one context. Dissertations 
will address the following research questions: what are the various 
functions of artistic re-enactments of performances in Eastern 
Europe? How do these functions compare with current understandings of 
re-enactment in the West? How can re-enactments be used to access a 
lost or inaccessible history (such as performance art in Eastern 
Europe)? Also welcome are proposals that consider revisiting 
culturally relevant or historically significant places by artists or 
within the context of artistic re-enactments.
  Selection will be made on the basis of academic merit. Individuals 
with a strong research background in the field of Eastern European 
contemporary art and/or performance art, from either an art history 
or visual culture background, are encouraged to apply. Applicants 
should have the necessary language skills needed to undertake the 
proposed research, and should consider funding sources for travel to 
conduct field research abroad if it is necessary to the proposed 

The project is funded by a University of Aberdeen Elphinstone 
Scholarship, which covers the cost of tuition fees only, whether 
Home, EU or Overseas, and will be awarded through an open competition.

Interested applicants should contact Dr. Amy Bryzgel with a project 
proposal of no more than 2,000 words, including discussion of Aims 
and Objectives, Research Questions, Research Context, Methodology and 
Critical Approach.

Deadline for all applications: 21 March 2017
  More information can be found here: 
How to apply: 

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