Maaike Bleeker president elect PSi
Professor and Chair of Theatre Studies Maaike Bleeker is appointed as the president of the organisation Performance Studies international (PSi), following the footsteps of prominent Performance Studies scholars like Peggy Phelan (Stanford University), Adrian Heathfield (Roehampton University) and Edward Scheer (University of New South Wales). Maaike Bleeker entered the international organisation PSi as a board member in 2009. In the same year, her proposal for a conference in 2011 was selected by the board. Until May 29 2011, Maaike Bleeker will function as president elect. On the last day of the 17th edition of the annual PSi conference, Camillo 2.0. Technology, Memory, Experience (25-29 May 2011, Utrecht), she will take over the presidency of PSi, preceded by Edward Scheer.
Performance Studies international (PSi)
Performance Studies international
PSi is the largest international organisation in the field of Performance Studies. Performance Studies is a field of research that can be better described as an interactive web between multiple disciplines rather than a closely demarcated discipline in itself. Originally branched off from Theatre Studies, in the past decades Performance Studies has developed as an umbrella term for research engaged with a wide variety of topics from the perspective of performance and performativity. The research conducted under this umbrella term is interdisciplinary per definition and is strongly rooted in the interaction between theory and practice. PSi represents this field and stimulates its development among others through the organisation of yearly conferences. These conferences are initiated by PSis Board of Directors but are thematically designed and executed by an organisation that changes each year. PSi supports the local organisation through advice and by disseminating know-how.
PSi #17: Camillo 2.0. Technology, Memory, Experience
From 25-29 May 2011 the seventeenth international conference of Performance Studies international took place in Utrecht. The PSi conference is annually visited by more than 500 scholars and other professionals from the international research field of theatre and performance. Earlier editions of the PSi conference were organised in a.o. Singapore, Copenhagen, Zagreb and Toronto (June 2010).
PSi #17 Camillo 2.0: Technology, Memory, Experience is an initiative of Theatre Studies (Utrecht University) and the art festival Festival aan de Werf, in collaboration with the Faculty of Theatre at the Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU).