International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People Association

Mezinárodní asociace divadel Pro děti a mládež

Association Internationale du Theatre pour l´Enfance et la Jeunesse


Call for Papers for the 2nd International Seminar of Doctoral Studies of Theatre Schools in Brno


has the honour to invite You to active participation at

2nd International Seminar of Doctoral Studies of Theatre Schools


from 8th to 10th December 2005 in Brno.

The aim of the seminar is to continue in the mapping of doctoral research undertaken at practically specialized theatre schools and academies. The seminar is a platform for confrontations of different concepts of post-graduate study and doctoral research in the field of theatre practice.

This seminar took place in Brno for the first time in December 2003, when 13 participants presented their papers to international auditorium of students and teachers coming from Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Scotland, Finland and Sweden.

We expect one student and one teacher (ideally student’s tutor) from every school to take part in seminar. Every participant will cover all his/her costs connected with the travel and stay in Brno. Organisers will provide accommodation in a hotel (The hotel is situated approximately 4 km far from town center. The tram connection nr.1 is working day and night and takes 20 minutes, there is also a snack bar, restaurant that provides colorful offer of starters, Czech cuisine, beer, wine from the South Moravia, soft drinks and many kinds of coffee, or they can reserve you accommodation in a three-star hotel at your own expenses.

Deadline for applications is 30th September, papers must by sent in electronic form by 6thNovember – we will circulate papers by email during November, so everyone could be acquainted with presented topics. Seminar starts on 8th December in evening by performance in school studio MARTA and informal introductory meeting of all participants and that proceeds for two days.

Every participant will have 30 minutes for presentation, which will be followed by 20 minutesfor open discussion. Please note all participants should send their papers to the organisers in advance. This paper can be more extensive, can include more detailed descriptions of research and present different extensive information (statistics or other data), while presentation can concentrate on more general aspects of the research.

As we see doctoral studies and research in the field of theatre practice as new and still establishing subject, we ask all participants to include in their presentations special chapter/paragraph dedicated to description of methodology and development of their research.

The organisers will publish the conference proceedings. The official language of the symposium will be English, we will provide simultaneous interpreting Czech/English.

For further information please contact co-ordinators of the symposium:

MgA. David Drozd ( ),

MgA. Lukáš Rieger, PhD. ( )

DIFA JAMU, Mozartova 2, 662 15 Brno, Czech Republic,

tel. and fax: 00420 / 542 210 136