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Professional Performance Studies Organizations

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  • Society for Ethonomusicology

    Founded in 1955, the Society for Ethnomusicology is a global, interdisciplinary network of individuals and institutions engaged in the study of music across all cultural contexts and historical periods. SEM is a U.S.-based organization with an international membership of over 1800 individuals dedicated to the study of all forms of music from diverse humanistic and…

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    Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas was founded in 1985 as the volunteer membership organization for the professions of literary management and dramaturgy. LMDA is a not-for-profit tax-exempt organization with members throughout North America and abroad. LMDA holds the belief that theater is a vital art form that has the power to nourish, educate,…

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    Since 1948, the Society has advanced research into British-related theatre. We run lectures and conferences, publish books and journals, offer funding and prizes, promote excellent scholarship and support the continuing development of practice. Link to Main Page

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  • Dance Studies Association (DSA)

    The Dance Studies Association (DSA) is an international organization of dance scholars, educators, and artists that aims to strengthen the visibility and increase the reach of dance as embodied practice, creative endeavor and intellectual discipline. DSA Conference Information DSA Awards (photo: Dance artist and ARTISTIMULUS guest J.Bouey in photo by David Gonsier)

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  • Performance Studies international (PSi)

    Performance Studies international was founded in 1997 to promote communication and exchange among artists, thinkers, activists, and academics working in the field of performance. PSi represents and supports the broad field of performance studies through its annual conference, local clusters, working groups, FAB summer school, awards, news, archive, and GPS Journal. PSi Constellate Latest News…

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  • Mid-America Theatre Conferenc (MATC)

    From the very first meeting, the heart of the conference has always been the Theatre History Symposium. The plan was that MATC would become more vital, more organized, but still operate under the umbrella of the national organization ATA.

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  • International Federation for Theatre Research

    The International Federation for Theatre Research exists to facilitate communication and exchange between scholars of theatre and performance research throughout the world through its conference events and publishing activities. IFTR Annual Conference IFTR Working Groups

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  • Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)

    An advocate for the field of theatre and performance in higher education, the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) serves as an intellectual and artistic center for producing new knowledge about theatre and performance-related disciplines, cultivating vital alliances with other scholarly and creative disciplines, linking with professional and community-based theatres, and promoting access and…

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  • The American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR)

    The American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) is a U.S.-based professional organization that fosters scholarship on worldwide theatre and performance, both historical and contemporary. Members of the American Society for Theatre Research say the Society is a space to share scholarship and a home for networking within the profession. ASTR also sponsors or coordinates several…

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