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Performing arts between dilettantism and professionalism

This website is dedicated to the activities of the interdisciplinary research project Performing arts between dilettantism and professionalism. Music, theatre and dance in the Norwegian public sphere 1770–1850 – with the acronyme pArts – which lasted between 2011 and 2020.

The project was funded by the Norwegian Research Council and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) between 2013 and 2016, giving the project the possibilities of appointing a number of research fellows and hosting conferences with participation of international scholars (see under Members/Collaborators and Arrangements). The activities under the auspices of the project have been manifested as publications in many journals and books among which are two recent anthologies by Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group) 2020 and 2021 (see front pages below and under Publications.)

Performing arts
Anthology 2020
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Relevance and marginalisation
Anthology 2021
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The two anthologies published by Routledge mark the end of the project as such, and we want to thank all contributors to conferences and publications for their patience, their high degree of proficiency, and their efforts in realising the aims and goals of the project together with the hosts of the project.

Under the auspices of the project, several other publications has been issued, among them dissertations by project fellows, articles in journals, and chapters in books. These will – very soon be found as links and/or in full text under Publications on this website.

Also, we have invited collaborators and conference participants to share other publications than those appearing within the publications of the project on this website. The primary goal of this website is to establish an archive of the project, but also to give a wider context of the perspectives and research connecting the scholars involved.

18 jan 2021 Svein Gladsø