I am very delighted to announce that my text “Change is a Constant: Festivals in ‘Hybrid’ times and Spaces” has been published in the very first issue of the full open access Global Media Journal, Indian edition, (Vol. 14, Issue 1, June 2022). The text is based on my keynote address within the framework of…… Continue reading New article out: “Change is a Constant: Festivals in ‘Hybrid’ Times and Spaces”
On Friday, 19 August 2022, 10am (local time), I will give a talk on “Theatre Across Oceans, or: How to Write a Shared History of Theatre at the Turn of the 20th Century”. The lecture is on invitation of the Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Ghana. I will speak about my recent…… Continue reading Theatre Across Oceans, or: How to write a Shared History of Theatre – Public Talk at the University of Ghana, 19 August, 2022
Watch the recording of the presidents’ welcome address by clicking on the image. I am very happy and grateful to announce that I have been elected president of SIBMAS, the International Association of Libraries, Museums, Archives and Documentation Centres of the Performing Arts, at the 33rd SIBMAS conference in Warsaw, Poland. SIBMAS is a UNESCO…… Continue reading Elected SIBMAS President – Thank you & merci!
I am very pleased to finally announce that the long planned conference of SIBMAS in collaboration with the Instytut Teatralny in Warsaw, Poland, will take place from 7-10 June, 2022 in a ‘hybrid’ format. In the name of SIBMAS, the International Association of Libraries, Museums, Archives and Documentation Centresof the Performing Arts, I would like to cordially invite everyone who is…… Continue reading SIBMAS Conference, 7-10 June, 2022 – Warsaw, Poland
Monday, November 29- 3pm (Brazil), 7pm (Germany) Rio de Janeiro – via Zoom Sign up in advance at: https://tinyurl.com/TheatreAcrossOceans* The lecture will be held via Zoom in English, and will have consecutive translation.
In conjunction with the Polish Theatre Institute, SIBMAS (the international network of cultural heritage in the performing arts) is organizing a short online symposium on Thursday, 28 October 2021, at 3 pm (CEST) on the theme of “Global Disconnections: Performing Arts Collections in the Time of a Pandemic” International curators, archivists and researchers in the…… Continue reading Global Disconnections: Performing Arts Collections in the Time of a Pandemic – online Symposium & Debate, 28 Oct, 2021
Exactly sixty years ago, on 13 August 1961, the Berlin Wall was erected. It was not just any architectural structure, but was specifically intended to seal off the German Democratic Republic (GDR) from the western part of the city of Berlin and the surrounding areas. The Wall was 167.8 km long –a stone wall of ideological and political significance for…… Continue reading 13 August 1961: And the Wall is built after all – Theatrescapes podcast episode on the Berlin Wall and its Impact on Theatre
Theatrescapes. An new audio podcast on the Global Theatre Histories of Theatre by the Centre for Global Theatre Histories Das Centre for Global Theatre History, dessen Direktorin ich gemeinsam mit Christopher Balme bin, kommt mit einem neuen Format daher: Zum Juni 2021 launchen wir unseren Audio-Podcast: Theatrescapes. Theatrescapes greift diejenigen Themen auf, die die Forscherinnen…… Continue reading Die Welt am Mikro für die Welt: Neuer Podcast “Theatrescapes” bringt globale Theatergeschichte nahe
Theater und Kultur-Einrichtungen leben und schulen Offenheit und dürfen nicht geschlossen werden. (aktuelles Plakat der Schauburg, München) Theater muss sein, Kunst muss sein, Kultur muss sein. Das vergangene Jahr hat den gesamten kulturellen Sektor international gebeutelt, malträtiert und “herausgefordert”, wie man Neudeutsch im zynischen Euphemismus unserer Leistungsgesellschaft so sagt. Wenn Geschäfte schließen, ist das tragisch,…… Continue reading Kulturgut bewahren muss sein – Die drohende Schließung der Theater-Sammlung des V&A ist ein fatales Signal
Last year, for the first time, a conference was held in the context of the Festival Cultures du Monde in Gannat, organized by Dr Vikrant Kishore and Etienne Rogier. The festival has existed for almost 50 years, but an accompanying conference had never been held before.In this peculiar year 2020, as everywhere else, strict health…… Continue reading Speaking of Masks… Gannat Online Conference, 16 Oct 2020