All maps Welcome
DOCTORAL RESEARCH BEYOND READING AND WRITING
This conference, held on March 19 (2008), was set up to explore the ways in which PhDs may change with the growth of practice-led research. With widespread interest in ‘new variant’ doctorates (the kinds of postgraduate developments described by writers such as Chris Parks at Lancaster University) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council promoting projects that move ‘beyond text’*, it is an opportune moment to discuss the role of materiality (material culture, plastic arts, etc.) and performativity (music, theatre, exhibition-going) in research that is, in good part, realised through non-textual forms of communication.**
‘All Maps Welcome’ was supported by research training funding from the AHRC with the aim of generating debate in a wider range of disciplines than those immediately associated with the creative arts.
Corbyn, Z. (2008) 'Creative researchers urged to find words to sum up their own art works' Times Higher Education (27 March 2008) Article about the All Maps conference www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?
Barbazon, T. & Dagli, Z. (2010) 'Putting the Doctorate into Practice, and the Practice intoDoctorates: Creating a New Space for Quality Scholarship through Creativity' in Nebula Vol. 7, No 1-2, March-June 2010
Excerpt at https://www.questia.com/library/journal/1G1-229522866/putting-the-doctorate-into-practice-and-the-practice
Degger, B on transitlab.org blog comment on the All Maps Welcome conference
Dr Wendy Wheeler (London Metropolitan University): Postscript on Biosemiotics: Reading Beyond Words – and Ecocriticism [RTF].
*Arts and Humanities Research Council: Beyond Text: Performances, Sounds, Images, Objects
**Chris Park (Lancaster University): New Variant PhD: The changing nature of the doctorate in the UK, [PDF] UK Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management Vol. 27, No. 2, July 2005, pp. 189–207.