Resonating Stages

Resonating Stages - A Postgraduate Symposium

Wednesday, 13 March 2024 Time: 12 noon

NB: This event takes place in the Cornerstone Refectory (Cafe 1846) and Cornerstone Theatre (COR 001) at Liverpool Hope University Creative Campus, 17 Shaw Street, Liverpool L6 1HP.


Please note that sales for this event end on Sunday 10th March, so if you are a member of the public planning to attend, please purchase your tickets by the end of the day on that date.

As space is limited for this event, Liverpool Hope University students and members of staff must contact the organisers (Annabel Little and Fabiola Inacio Santana by Sunday 10th March at the latest, to confirm their attendance.


The 2024 edition of Resonating Stages, the Postgraduate Symposium by the School of Creative and Performing Arts, moves away from the traditional conference format and takes the form of a day of curated events conceived to nurture connection and stimulate discourse among our postgraduate community as well as provide moments of reflection and consolidation for all  participants.

Reaching out across disciplines and into the past, we will be learning more about the origins of the institution we are part of with a talk by Oliver Mumford, a PhD researcher from the department of history who will be sharing his recent work and curatorial approach to the exhibition Imperial Hope? Colonial pasts at Liverpool Hope University currently showing at the Sheppard-Worlock Library.

Following on from this, we will be exploring ways in which artistic practice might be engaged in the telling and processing of the complex and sensitive stories that emerge from this new perspective and understanding of the history of the University and its founding colleges. Taking potentially challenging pasts out of the archive, to highlight how they impact our present materialities, deepening our understanding of the processes and methodologies that work to activate change.

While considering the connections and interactions of the institution in relation to a much wider context, we would also like to use this process as an opportunity to reflect on the position of the Creative and Performing Arts within the academy, their importance in relation to critical thinking, the communication of thoughts and ideas and capacity to model collective assemblages to redefine what we are capable of doing.

The programme has been developed by PhD researchers from the School of Creative and Performing Arts, Fabiola Santana and Annabel Little under the mentorship of Associate Professor Silvia Battista. This event is open to all but due to the participatory nature of the event, ticket numbers are limited and booking is essential.

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