Opendata, web and dolomites

DevelopingTheatre SIGNED

Developing Theatre: Building Expert Networks for Theatre in Emerging Countries after 1945

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






 DevelopingTheatre project word cloud

Explore the words cloud of the DevelopingTheatre project. It provides you a very rough idea of what is the project "DevelopingTheatre" about.

paradigms    global    massive    elites    politics    emergence    works    introduce    individual    authors    innovative    government    techno    fundamental    decades    countries    structures    investigator    decolonizing    connect    plays    discourses    private    post    principal    1945    productions    war    examine    practices    east    west    overcome    theatre    transnational    emerged    centred    cultural    history    transcultural    modernization    networks    historiography    proposes    historical    interconnected    imbrication    led    local    phenomenon    combination    imbrications    professional    corporate    institutional    community    globalization    examination    world    national    institutionalize    bodies    dependencies    re    programs    investigates    epistemic    intercultural    foundation    coordinated    philanthropy    period    sought    sustainability    internationally    expert    forms    involvement    policy    societies    artists    foundations    historicize    interdisciplinary   

Project "DevelopingTheatre" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
postcode: 80539

contact info
title: n.a.
name: n.a.
surname: n.a.
function: n.a.
email: n.a.
telephone: n.a.
fax: n.a.

 Coordinator Country Germany [DE]
 Project website
 Total cost 2˙150˙083 €
 EC max contribution 2˙150˙083 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2015-AdG
 Funding Scheme ERC-ADG
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-10-01   to  2021-09-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 


 Project objective

This research project proposes a fundamental re-examination of the historiography of theatre in emerging countries after 1945 . It investigates the institutional factors that led to the emergence of professional theatre in the post-war period throughout the decolonizing world. The particular focus will be on the massive involvement of internationally coordinated ‘development’ and ‘modernization’ programs both East and West. The project will introduce the concepts of epistemic community, expert networks and techno-politics to theatre historical research as a means to historicize theatre within transnational and transcultural paradigms and examine its imbrication in globalization processes. This institutional and transnational approach will enable theatre studies to overcome its still strong national and local focus on plays and productions and connect it to current discourses on transnational history. The main objectives of this project are to: • examine how a global ‘epistemic community’ centred around theatre emerged in the post-war period; • investigate how ‘expert networks’ composed of government bodies, private foundations, transnational corporate philanthropy, local elites and individual artists sought to institutionalize particular forms and practices of professional theatre as an interconnected, transnational phenomenon; • develop a new interdisciplinary approach to theatre historiography by focusing on institutional structures, path dependencies and transnational imbrications rather than on works and authors. The principal investigator will bring to this project two decades of internationally recognized research into intercultural and global theatre. With its combination of institutional historiography and innovative research methods the project will provide a new foundation for current discussions of cultural policy and sustainability in emerging societies.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2017 Christopher Balme
Theatrical Institutions in Motion: Developing Theatre in the Postcolonial Era
published pages: 125-140, ISSN: 2165-2686, DOI: 10.1353/dtc.2017.0006
Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism 31/2 2019-08-05
2019 Gautam Chakrabarti
From Moscow with love: Soviet cultural politics across India in the Cold War
published pages: 239-257, ISSN: 1753-3171, DOI: 10.1080/17533171.2019.1579475
Safundi 20/2 2019-08-05

Are you the coordinator (or a participant) of this project? Plaese send me more information about the "DEVELOPINGTHEATRE" project.

For instance: the website url (it has not provided by EU-opendata yet), the logo, a more detailed description of the project (in plain text as a rtf file or a word file), some pictures (as picture files, not embedded into any word file), twitter account, linkedin page, etc.

Send me an  email ( and I put them in your project's page as son as possible.

Thanks. And then put a link of this page into your project's website.

The information about "DEVELOPINGTHEATRE" are provided by the European Opendata Portal: CORDIS opendata.

More projects from the same programme (H2020-EU.1.1.)


The Enemy of the Good: Towards a Theory of Moral Progress

Read More  


Streamlined carbon dioxide conversion in ionic liquids – a platform strategy for modern carbonylation chemistry

Read More  

HOLI (2019)

Deep Learning for Holistic Inference

Read More