Computational methods for Theatre Studies #5: On space & performance

Wednesday, 13. Juli 2022, 16:00 CET

  • Eleni Bozia (University of Florida): Reading between the lines and touching the exhibits: How to reexperience classics and archaeology
  • Franziska Ritter (Technische Universität Berlin): Im/material Theatre Spaces the virtual reconstruction of Großes Schauspielhaus Berlin


Computational Methods for Theatre Studies #4: On motion & performance

Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 16:00-18:00 CET

  • Peter Broadwell (Stanford Libraries): Deep LearningBased Pose Estimation for Distant and Close Viewing of Performance Corpora
  • David Rittershaus (University of Applied Sciences Mainz): Computing Dance Movement: From Manual Annotation to Machine Learning


“Audiencing and Empathy” – Panel discussion with Prof. Matthew Reason, Ph.D., Kirsty Sedgman, Ph.D. and Prof. Dr. Ulf Otto (LMU).

Panel discussion with Prof. Matthew Reason, Ph.D., Kirsty Sedgman, Ph.D. and Prof. Dr. Ulf Otto at the Center for Advanced Studies (CAS) der LMU

Empathy has played a pivotal role in theatre since the 18th century. Owing to empathy, theatre evolved into an educational institution capable of establishing a new and liberal social order. In (literary) theory and the words of Schiller, it promised to unite “people of all circles, zones, and ranks” into “one single family”. With the theatrical day-to-day turning out to be much more complex, the question how audiences relate to performances is an intriguing topic. It inspires research and theatre practice.

  • Matthew Reason is a professor at the School of Performance and Media Production at York St. John University.
  • Kirsty Sedgman is a lecturer at the Institut for Theatre Studies at the University of Bristol.

The event will be livestreamed.

Registration is required for participation. If you are interested in our event, please contact us; you will then receive the information on how to participate in the livestream: E-Mail.

“Ästhetiken der Intervention” (=Aesthetics of Intervention) – anthology published, ed. w/ Dr. Johanna Zorn

The concept of intervention calls for a transgression of art by art itself. This is accompanied not only by the promise of a specific effectiveness, but also by a practice of negotiating aesthetic and political spheres. In theater, talk of intervention seems particularly incisive when the complex interactions of the public sphere, society, and media reality are addressed beyond the scene. This volume, which emerges from a conference at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, brings together contributions that cast critical perspectives on theater projects and theatrical actions that work with different strategies of intervention. In the process, the plurality of interventionist aesthetics and their theorizing is revealed.

Computational Methods for Theatre Studies? Panel Series

An online panel series May-July 2022, organized by Ulf Otto (LMU Munich) and Nora Probst (Univ. of Paderborn)

Computational Methods for Theatre Studies?

From May 2022 until July 2022 a series of panels, organized by Ulf Otto (LMU Munich) and Nora Probst (University of Paderborn), starts to complement the existing Digital Humanities research in Theatre Studies on data models, repertoire data and agent networks with questions about the potentials and politics of computational methods for theater research.

Researchers and students of all levels and from all backgrounds are welcome to participate.

Time: Wednesday, 16:00 CET
Start: May 11, 2022
End: July 13, 2022
via Zoom (respective links for registration see programme)