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IFTR 2010 World Congress

Münchner Kammerspiele "Mass für Mass"       Photo: Arno Declair

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See you at the next IFTR World Congress in Osaka, Japan,
7-12 August 2011

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The IFTR 2010 World Congress “CULTURES OF MODERNITY” is the annual conference of La Fédération Internationale pour la Recherche Théâtrale / The International Federation for Theatre Research FIRT / IFTR.

This year, the conference will be held at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München / LMU Munich (Germany) from July 25th to July 31st, 2010, having as its host organization the Theaterwissenschaft München (TWM) / Theatre Studies Munich.

We would like to bring together theatre researchers and practitioners, scholars and graduate students of various universities and institutions from all over the world – in a lively networking environment.

Our general theme and conference title is “CULTURES OF MODERNITY”.

It is the principal aim of our conference to take its title quite literally and ask how at the beginning of the twenty-first century the premises and promises of modernity and modernism have played out in an international, cross-cultural perspective. We wish to broaden the focus from a narrow view of aesthetic modernism to explore the impact of the triad modernism – modernity – modernization from the perspective of theatre and performance.

The city of Munich and our conference theme are closely linked: Munich was one of the most important cities in Europe in terms of artistic innovation during the final years of the 19th and the first decades of the 20th century. Today, it is not only one of Germany’s leading theatre cities but also one of the most important university cities, and a major European tourist destination with a lot of attractions.

Therefore, we are able to offer an exciting Social Programme to our delegates. There is a range of accommodation options from 5 star international hotels to smaller budget guesthouses and hostels. Around the conference venue, located in one of the liveliest districts of Munich, "Schwabing", our guests will find a great variety of nice locations for lunch or dinner.

Just register and take part in this great upcoming event – we are looking forward to seeing you in July!

Your Congress Management Team