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Save the date for the PARSE Conference November 13th to 15th

Save the date November 13-15 for PARSE Research Conference. For the third time, just over 200 researchers and artists from all over the world gather to exchange knowledge and ideas, maintain and make new contacts and jointly strengthen artistic research.

This year's theme is Human. We will prompt an interdisciplinary and international debate on key issues of the contemporary global condition. What constitutes the human, inhuman, subhuman and non-human? What is an adequate response to the anthropocenic threat posed by the human against the planet?

Drawing on a broad interdisciplinary network of critical, creative, and pedagogical communities, we will stimulate exchange and dialogue about how to reimagine, remake, expose and expand the human vis-à-vis notions of the nonhuman, inhuman, subhuman, posthuman and inhumane. How can we rethink the conditions for a political imaginary capable of structural transformation and justice for human and nonhuman alike? What is at the heart of current debates on the human? What political imaginaries have enabled the current wave of xenophobic and neo-colonial dehumanization? How can the arts respond to what may be termed a crisis in humanity?

The conference aimes to bring togehter artists and researchers in various art forms. Please help us spread information to those you want to meet at the conference!

When: November 13-15, 2019
Where: University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Arts, Gothenburg, Sweden
Cost: 1500 sek (300 sek for freelancers/non-employees)
Registration: Opens April 26 on this website
More info: On PARSE website

Open call for papers – deadline March 31st

If you want to participate with a presentation, installation or other performance – please submit your proposal/paper to our open call. Last day is March 31, so hurry!

We particularly welcome proposals for papers on any subject within the traditions of art, design, craft, theatre, music, photography, film, literature, and arts education, including those disciplines from social science and the humanities that are operative within the arts.

We also welcome doctoral student submissions, which will be presented in a session dedicated to ongoing doctoral research projects. When submitting please indicate if your submission should be considered for this session.

Send your proposal our web tool by March 31st

More information and contact

More about the conference and the theme Human at PARSE website

Contact: Rose Borthwick, PARSE Coordinator, Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts


Platform for Artistic Research Sweden, PARSE, is a platform run by the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts at the University of Gothenburg to promote international collaboration and dialogue between researchers, and for the publication of artistic research. Visit the PARSE website.