Call for Participation
Digital Work Meeting: "Untold Stories - New Perspectives for Collection and Research in Performing Arts"
29 Sept - 1 Oct 2021
NFDI4C supports the second edition of the series "Sammlung trifft Forschung" (Collection meets Research) for networking and exchange focused on "Untold Stories - New Perspectives for Collection and Research in Performing Arts ", which is organised by the Federal Association of Theatre Collections in Germany (TheSiD) e.V. in collaboration with the Theatre Studies Collection (TWS) of the University of Cologne, the AG ARCHIV of the Society for Theatre Studies and the International Theatre Institute Germany (ITI)/ Mediathek for Dance and Theatre (MTT). As part of the work meeting, NDFI4C will present its tasks and services for the professional community of Performing Arts on 30th September 2021 from 10.00 - 11.30 am.
Universities, museums, archives and collections are institutions for the mediation of our cultural memory and play an important role in processes of identity formation. At the same time, cultural identity has become a term of struggle and the questioning of focal points, structures, archival and knowledge organisation represents a crucial aspect of the work in and with collections in connection with the efforts towards dehierarchisation, decolonisation and diversification. But what exactly does this mean for institutions managing collections and for the researchers who use them? How can other perspectives be adopted, how can they become detectable in the existing landscape or find their way into collection and research projects?
Enabling dialogue between perfoming arts collections and research, the work meeting will be arranged as three workshops focusing on the stories that still need to be told, on the potential arising from digital infrastructures of collection and research, and on international perspectives of networking, exchange and cooperation.
"Sammung trifft Forschung" is a cooperation between theFederal Association of Theatre Collections in Germany (TheSiD) e.V. together with the Theatre Studies Collection (TWS) of the University of Cologne in collaboration with the Performing Arts Archive of the Academy of the Arts Berlin, the German Theatre Museum Munich, the Specialist Information Service Performing Arts (FID DK), the Institute for Theatre Studies at the University of Leipzig, the International Theatre Institute Germany/ Mediathek for Dance and Theatre (MTT) and the AG Archiv of the Society for Theatre Studies, funded by NFDI4C (DFG project number 441958017) and the Society for Theatre Studies (gtw).