Absent histories: working with the archival traces of live art in Scotland

Greer, S. (2021) Absent histories: working with the archival traces of live art in Scotland. In: Wolfsteiner, A., Trachsel, E., Bachmann, M. and Heinrich, A. (eds.) Live Art Data: New Strategies in Theatre Archiving. Neue Strategien der Theaterarchivierung Scotland // Niedersachsen. Universitätsverlag Hildesheim: Hildesheim, pp. 74-79. ISBN 9783964240590

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Abstract

Archival materials relating to the histories of live art in Scotland can be found in collections across the UK, with the most substantial resources now located beyond Scotland’s borders. Bringing these materials into conversation demands an attentiveness to the centring of existing live art histories on practice in England as well as the particular institutional and infrastructural contexts that have shaped their existence. In considering approaches for recontextualising such archival materials, this article begins to trace a history of absence in which live art in Scotland has been repeatedly marginalised. How might research usefully work with rather than simply seek to correct that dynamic?

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Greer, Dr Stephen
Authors: Greer, S.
Subjects:C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CD Diplomatics. Archives. Seals > CD921 Archives
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Publisher:Universitätsverlag Hildesheim
ISBN:9783964240590
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 Universitätsverlag Hildesheim
First Published:First published in Live Art Data: New Strategies in Theatre Archiving. Neue Strategien der Theaterarchivierung Scotland // Niedersachsen: 74-79
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
309754Live Art ScotlandStephen GreerArts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)AH/V001728/1Arts - Theatre studies