The Animation Academy, Loughborough University, UK, in conjunction with HEART (Healing Education Animation Research Therapy), presents:

 

ANIMATION AND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT SYMPOSIUM 2018 (APES 18) 

TUESDAY 22nd MAY 2018

BEAUMANOR HALL, WOODHOUSE EAVES, LEICESTERSHIRE LE12 8TX

CALL FOR PAPERS: SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

APES 18 invites ground-breaking research on a plethora of areas associated to animation practice and public engagement, to offer an alternative view of the capabilities of animation and to identify new terrains in the connection of animation and the engaged public. 

 

APES 18 follows on from previous year’s highly successful symposium and this year will be taking place on Tuesday 22nd May 2018 at 

Beaumanor Hall, Woodhouse Eaves, Leicestershire, LE12 8TX. Beaumanor Hall has been chosen to provide a holistic and therapeutic environment for this particular event. It is a Victorian country house located in Woodhouse Eaves, Leicestershire, set in 34 acres of idyllic countryside. It will provide an opportunity to escape from the strains and stresses of life, whilst enjoying the sharing of practice in animation and its subsequent themes and areas. 

The history of Beaumanor Hall also plays a part within film and influenced the making of ' The Imitation Game' directed by Morten Tyldum where during World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.

APES 18 welcomes proposals for individual papers, presentations, short film screenings; photographic essays, interactive talks and alternative presentation styles. We would also like to invite scholars and professionals from a variety of fields identifying the cross disciplinary nature of animation.

Submissions are sought that respond to one or more of the following themes and we encourage submissions from disciplines outside of film and animation that show a cross disciplinary nature

We welcome papers that investigate surrounding practices of animation and its related research on:

Audiences

Reception

Activism

Social impact

Cultural Practice

Cross-Platform communication

Health and Well-Being

Political Essay

as, and for, Education

Policy

Therapy

Social Institutions

Artifacts

Art Therapy/Psychotherapy

 

Paper proposals of 250 words should be submitted to Melanie Hani M.J.Hani@lboro.ac.uk and Roberta Bernabei R.Bernabei@lboro.ac.uk in Word, PDF or RTF formats, with the following information:

a)    Author’s name b) Affiliation c) e-mail address d) Title e) Six Keywords

Papers should be forwarded by e-mail with the heading in the subject box: APES18

Paper Duration: No More Than 20 minutes. (Approx 3000 word paper or film no longer than 20 minutes). Film showings with paper presentations need to be included within the 20 minutes.

Responses to Papers: No More than 10 minutes.

Drink refreshments and lunch will be provided for all delegates.

TIMETABLE

Deadline for abstracts: Monday 15th April 2018

Selected participants will be notified by Monday 16th April 2018

Registration Fee paid by Monday 23rd April 2018

VENUE REMINDER

Beaumanor Hall,

Woodhouse,

Leicestershire,

LE12 8TX

QUESTIONS AND QUERIES

For further enquiries please contact Melanie Hani at M.J.Hani@lboro.ac.uk and Roberta Bernabei R.Bernabei@lboro.ac.uk

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