This Study Day, to be held on Friday 17 June 2011, aims to provide a forum for research students, performers and academics to discuss issues of topical interest in Performance Studies and to find ways in which musicology and performance may be more closely intertwined. The day will consist of research papers, lecture recitals and a keynote presentation by John Rink, Professor of Musical Performance Studies at the University of Cambridge. We hope to end with a roundtable discussion, where auditors will have a chance to ask questions. The Call for Papers and registration form are available on this website. Abstracts from those wishing to present must be submitted by Tuesday 1 March 2011
Thursday, 30 December 2010
Wednesday, 29 December 2010
Tuesday, 21 December 2010
Journeys Across Media 2011 Friday 6th May 2011
Announcing the 9th annual international conference for postgraduate students, organized by postgraduates working in the Department of Film, Theatre & Television at the University of Reading. The conference "seeks to address issues of space in performance, media and wider society and instigate discussions about space across disciplines, practices and fields of research."
- Discussion forum for current and developing research in film, theatre, television and new media.
- Offers the opportunity to gain experience of presenting your work at different stages of development;
- The Department of Film, Theatre & Television at the University of Reading offers an active, friendly and supportive research environment.
- This year JAM will be guest-editing the Autumn issue of Intellect’s Journal of Media Practice;
- In 2012 an associated journal to the conference will be launched, providing further opportunities for new researchers to publish their work and interact with established scholars.
- Non-presenting delegates are also very welcome.
This is a call for postgraduates engaging in contemporary discourses around space to submit papers for the JAM 2011 conference; topics may include, but are not restricted to: Cross-disciplinary/inter-disciplinary spaces National/International space; Globalisation Centrality – Marginality of/in space Gendered spaces Space and memory Critical masses (people in space) Space as a character Absence/non-place Time and Space in performance Architecture and performance Immersion and illusion in contemporary performance spaces Space in Contemporary art Ownership and accountability Ontology of space CALL FOR PAPERS Please send a 250-word abstract and a 50-word biographical note for a fifteen-minute paper to Amanda Beauchamp, Becki Hillman, Tonia Kazakopoulou, Martin O’Brien and James Rattee, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals for practice-as-research presentations/performances are warmly invited; these have to conform to the 15-minute format. We would appreciate the distribution of this call for papers and wider promotion of this conference through your networks. Journeys Across Media is supported by the Standing Committee of University Drama Departments (SCUDD) and the Graduate School in Arts and Humanities, University of Reading.
Friday, 17 December 2010
Our esteemed Principal Whittaker.
“Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700 - from the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the tumult of the English Civil War.”EEBO provides URLs to some of the most significant early English printed music sources. Look at the examples I've given below. RSAMD Whittaker Library requested a trial to the database, but we only have the trial for the rest of December 2010.
- Staff and students can try the database from WITHIN the RSAMD building:- Just click on http://eebo.chadwyck.com
- Imagine – you’ve been asked to look at different editions of something. You manage to find the first edition of an early English piece like Purcell’s Sonatas.
- Or with a click of the mouse, you’re sitting looking at the same edition of the Plaine and Easie Guide that Morley’s peers first read. Time travel was never so much fun.
Here are some examples of what you'll find:-
- Cantiones, quae ab argumento sacrae vocantur Tallis, 1575
- A plaine and easie introduction to practicall musicke Morley, 1597
- A breefe introduction to the skill of musick Playford, 1654
- Sonnata's of III parts Purcell, 1683
- Sonatae XII pro diversis instrumentis Finger, 1688
- Deliciae musicae. Anon. Imprint: London : Printed by J. Heptinstall, for Henry Playford, 1695. An ode on the death of Mr. Henry Purcell ... Blow, 1696
- Ten sonatas Purcell, 1697
- Parte prima sonate a violino e violone o cimbalo dedicate all altezza serenissima electorale di Sofia Charlotta Corelli, 1700
Wednesday, 15 December 2010
This year, in a break from the traditional two-day event, the 2011 Learning on Screen Conference & Awards will take place within a one-day programme. This is in keeping with the current need to reduce costs, whilst still broadening and enhancing knowledge and teaching techniques.
Deadline extended for entries Following last week's announcement that Avid is the new sponsor of the Student Production Awards category at the Learning on Screen Awards 2011, the entry deadline for all categories has been extended. Extended entry deadline: Monday 17 January 2011 For further information, including qualifying period and information on how to enter please see Learning on Screen Awards 2011. Shortlisted entries will be showcased at the Learning on Screen Awards ceremony at the National Film Theatre (BFI Southbank), London on Thursday 24 March 2011.
Please visit Margaret's website to order a copy of her book meanwhile.
Due to the severe weather conditions the A.K. Bell Library has advised us to cancel (or postpone) the launch of our Book & CD,
In Our Day...Reminiscences and Songs from Rural Perthshire by Margaret Bennett, Doris Rougvie and friends.
We hope to hold an event at a later date and the exhibition will still go ahead. The book and CD will be available, price £10, at the A.K. Bell Library, Comrie Development Trust (CDT), Amazon, Footstompin’, Coda Music and various bookshops (ISBN: 97819076760204). For those of you who would have liked to purchase one at the launch, Grace Note Publications will send you one and, as a gesture of goodwill, will cover postage.
Friday, 10 December 2010
This website contains thousands of oral recordings recorded in Scotland and further afield, from the 1930s onwards. The items you can listen to include stories, songs, music, poetry and factual information.
Wednesday, 8 December 2010
- RSAMD marched on
- the Whittaker Library opened every day
Saturday opening hours are the same as always: 10 am - 4 pm.
If you are deterred by the slippery pavements, why not stay warm at home, and renew your books online to avoid fines? Visit your account via the Library Catalogue. Any problems, please email the Library: Library@rsamd.ac.uk.
The BUFVC Learning on Screen Conference & Awards 2011 will be held at the British Film Institute (BFI) on London’s South Bank on Thursday 24th March 2011. This year, in a break from the traditional two-day event, the 2011 Learning on Screen Conference & Awards will take place within a one-day programme. This is in keeping with the current need to reduce costs, whilst still broadening and enhancing knowledge and teaching techniques.
The Learning on Screen Awards celebrate and reward excellence in the use of moving image and related media in learning, teaching and research.
• Showcase your work in front of industry professionals and members of the education sector. • Gain recognition for your work. • Win a cash prize (winners of the two student awards categories only).
All shortlisted entries will be showcased at the Learning on Screen Awards ceremony at the BFI Southbank on Thursday 24 March 2011.
Learning on Screen 2011 categories:
- Student Production Awards (cash prize) - Outstanding productions, on any theme, made by students as part of a course or training activity.
- General Audience Education Awards - Content delivered as general factual and documentary production that is judged to be valuable for use in learning (broadcast, non-broadcast & multimedia).
- Course & Curriculum-Related Content Awards - Content created for use among specific target groups of students who need to obtain particular knowledge and skills or who are at a specific stage in a course of learning.
- Premier Award - Presented for an outstanding production that most effectively meets its specified educational objectives.
Deadline for entries is Monday 20 December 2010.
Tuesday, 7 December 2010
Friday, 3 December 2010
The TESEP Project started in 2005 and has enabled three institutions (Napier University, Edinburgh’s Telford College and Lauder College) to explore how the transformation of learning, teaching and assessment practice in further and higher education can be driven by e-pedagogy.
TESEP focused on two simple ideas:-
1. To make a real difference to the learner experience, we must engage learners in active and self-directed learning at an early stage in their studies, and [...] encourage them to take responsibility for their learning;
2. Some e-learning approaches can play an important role, particularly where learners can use technology to locate their own material and enable collaborative work [...]
Transforming an institution’s learning, teaching and assessment approach is a complex task. TESEP [...] demonstrated that it is feasible to drive institutional transformation in learning and teaching using pedagogy.
- BDRA (Beyond Distance Research Alliance);
- Media Zoo - different learning technologies, from familiar to experimental;
- Carpe Diem - a collaborative, innovative, prize-winning way of planning learning programmes.
In the four years since its inception, Beyond Distance Research Alliance has made remarkable progress, and has become established as one of the UK's leading learning technology research and development teams.Full list of projects - here.
Check your hearing on the RNID/Action for Hearing Loss website today! Quick, free, confidential.
Talking of name changes - did you know that the DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) has been replaced by the Equality Act? The RNID/Action for Hearing Loss website is a good place to keep up to date with these changes. Keep an eye on their Rights and Duties page.
Thursday, 2 December 2010
Let it snow, let it snow, let it..
Fix up some quick Christmas quotes, get ready for the January verse-speaking competitions, and settle down to order some new poetry stock.