Congratulations!!! Performance Studies Hamburg Grants

The winners have been chosen

In the next few days, we will inform our 10 Performance Studies Hamburg Travel Grants and 15 Performance Studies Hamburg Production Grants scholarship holders. Over fifty applicants from more then 20 different countries applied for the Performance Studies Hamburg Grants.

The Performance Studies Hamburg Travel and Production Grants are an initiativ of this year’s conference organizers.

Welcome to PSi#23 OverFlow in Hamburg!

Call for Participants - PSi Summer School #0.5

Contact details: PSi Future Advisory Board (FAB);

Structure and schedule: A pre-conference outing in Hamburg (7th; Wed) and a 2-hour workshop per conference day for three days (8th-10th; Thu-Sat)

The PSi Future Advisory Board calls for applications to an inaugural summer school to coincide with PSi #23 in Hamburg. PSi Summer School #0.5 will bring together scholars, artists, and activists over the course of four days and in an intensive series of activities directed at thinking through, working with, and creating anew pressing issues and rising trends in performance studies. We propose the interval ‘0.5’ in the title as a gesture to the temporality in which the summer school happens, in between conferences, but also, and perhaps more centrally, to the fertility of the unfinished, the incomplete, and the “not-yet here” (Muñoz 2009).

Deadline application: March 31st, 2017 – closed

Ten Travel Grants and Fifteen 2017 OverFlow Production Grants - closed

The local organizing committee PSi#23 OverFlow is happy to announce:
– 10 Performance Studies Hamburg travel grants (up to 1.500 Euro per person)
– 15 Performance Studies Hamburg production grants (200 Euro per application)

Requirements: Completed registration for the conference and submission of brief application materials as indicated below

Application instructions (submit up to 400 words): name, surname, city, institution, country; title of contribution and (for travel grant) amount of traveling cost (as stated on invoice).

Please send your application between February 27 and March 10 (final deadline) to (with the title: grant application and please specify in which of the two categories you wish to be considered).

We are looking forward to seeing you all in Hamburg.

Patronage of PSi#23 in Hamburg

We are very pleased to inform you that Katharina Fegebank – Second Mayor and Minister for Science, Research and Equalities of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg – will be the official conference patron of the PSi#23 “OverFlow“-Conference in Hamburg.

PSi#23 OverFlow - Performance Studies international Annual Conference Hamburg 2017

OverFlow evokes such heterogeneous connotations as a catastrophic or euphoric overflooding, the leakage of something either undesired or held too dear to share, an abundance of e.g. wealth or poverty, etc. The word “overflow” contains, like the “harbor,” various layers of metaphorical meaning: Harbors stand for travel, for migration, for internationalization, for commerce, for movements of goods, for meeting foreigners and arriving home, for good-byes and returns, for borders and border controls. With respect to this highly pressing economic, social, cultural as well as political issue OverFlow highlights the aspects of movement, transition, and fluidity but also those of flooding and abundance. The conference aims at making use of the metaphorical ambiguity and impact of the word OverFlow as far as current social, political, and artistic discussions are concerned. The international expert participants from all over the globe will take a reverse view on the tropes customary in “times of crisis”: The conference will focus on OverFlow instead of on the usually evoked themes of lack, restriction, and loss.

Port of Hamburg on the river Elbe in Germany
Theater of the World

Theater der Welt

The conference title OverFlow relates to the thematic emphasis of the 2017 German international performing arts triennial Theater der Welt (“Theater of the World”), which will take place in Hamburg in May and June 2017. Co-curated by Thalia Theater and Kampnagel, Germany’s biggest performance space for free productions, the festival will be dedicated to Hamburg harbor with its history of cosmopolitism and colonial trade, of boom and bust, of immigration and emigration. The sprawling harbor scenery (partly globalized commercial and tourist hub, partly local urban decay, partly contested social space) is set to provide the backdrop to a great variety of site specific performances.

Extended deadline: October 21st, 2016 - closed

Please send us your abstract for a panel, presentation, round table, podium discussion, open space, lecture performance, lecture demonstration, workshop, performance, etc. (max. 500 characters, in a word, rtf or pdf-format) to our email-address:

Please include your name, contact information, affiliation and suggested format at the top of your submission (and also a short CV at the end). Due to the “Theater der Welt”-festival there will be no PSi evening sessions. Please refrain from multiple entries. more…

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