This seminar will explore recent ARC-funde d research projects that used a range of performance and digital arts strategies with specific groups, including newly arrived refugees, individuals with dementia, prisoners and returning service personnel.

Professor Michael Balfour is Chair and Professor of Applied Theatre at Griffith University. Michael’s research explores theatre and multi-arts approaches in a range of social and community contexts. He has a particular interest in how theatre responds to war and conflict, and in the broad area of arts and social health. He is the series editor of the Methuen Applied Theatre series, and his most recent publications include Applied Theatre: Resettlement, Drama, Refugees and Resilience (2015) and a Special Edition of the Arts and Health Journal: Arts, Social Health and the Military (2015).

*Note: A recording of this seminar will be available on request.

About Research Seminar and Workshop Series

 


School of Communication and Arts Research Seminar Series

The research seminar and workshop series occur each semester, each with a different topic and guest speaker from UQ or otherwise.

Friday, 12 August
12-1pm

Hybrid: Online via Zoom and in person at the
SCA Writer's Studio
(Level 6, Michie)

Queering Dark Academic within a New Adult Fiction ContextShaun Stephen

Friday, 19 August
12-1pm

Hybrid: Online via Zoom and in person at the
SCA Writer's Studio
(Level 6, Michie)

Landscape Symbolism and the Two Paths Through Life

Mike Levy

Friday, 16 September
12-1pm

Hybrid: Online via Zoom and in person at the
SCA Writer's Studio
(Level 6, Michie)

We Are All Preppers Now: Doomsday preppers, climate activists and subcultures of imminent collapse.

Dr Tom Doig

Friday, 14 October
12-1pm

Hybrid: Online via Zoom and in person at the
SCA Writer's Studio
(Level 6, Michie)

Questioning Criticism: Puzzles and Possibilities in the Art-form of Appreciation

Prof. Jason Jacobs

Dr Ted Nannicelli

Dr Elliot Logan

Dr Matthew Cipa

Friday, 4 November
3-5pm

SCA Writer's Studio
(Level 6, Michie)

Discursive Disruption, Populist Communication and Democracy

Dr Elena Block

Friday, 2 December
1-2pm

Hybrid: Online via Zoom and in person at the
SCA Writer's Studio
(Level 6, Michie)

Play as research and pedagogical strategyDr Jasper van Vught (Utretcht University)

 

Venue

Room: 
Room 601, Michie Building