In Place of War: a research project on performance and war

In Place of War researches theatre and performance practice from sites of crisis and armed conflict. The database holds information on Conflicts; Organisations; Events; People; Interviews and Artefacts and the interactive maps allow users to browse this information by place. The first decade of the 21 st century has witnessed multiple wars and humanitarian crises - connected to the instabilities of economic globalization, historical political grievance, global structural inequity and new forms of ecological threat. While the events of our contemporary 'times of blood and crime' are not without historical precedent, they have never before had such evident global reach, impact and interconnectedness. This context presents significant ongoing challenges for artists and cultural workers working in sites of crisis and armed conflict. In Place of War is concerned with their work: with theatre and performance practice that exists because of wars, crises and disasters - and in spite of them.

Principal investigator
James Thompson; Ruth Daniel
Principal project staff
James Thompson
Start date
Thursday, July 1, 2004
Completion date
Saturday, March 1, 2008