ISTR Postgraduate Forum 

The Irish Society for Theatre Research (ISTR) is hosting a forum for PhD researchers in the field of Drama, Theatre, and Performance. This online event offers participants an opportunity to receive feedback on their research from established academics. It aims to forge connections between international postgraduate researchers and to encourage discussions that lead to future collaborations and exchanges.


Participants deliver a short (7 minute) presentation on their dissertation or research project. They then invite questions and guidance from a panel of established academics. A variety of approaches are welcome – one participant might choose to outline the overall argument of their dissertation, another might focus on a single chapter, case study, or problem that they are exploring, while others might choose to discuss challenges that they are facing with research methods or documentation. The aim is not to test participants, but rather to provide a positive and supportive space for exchanging knowledge.

Date and Time

Date: Thursday 4 April, 4pm (GMT)/ 1pm (UTC) 

Location: Online

How to Apply

Please email a short (max 200 word) proposal to the people listed below before Friday 22 March, 6pm. The proposal should introduce your dissertation or research project and provide an outline of the topic that you will address. Please also include a short (50 word) bio.

Dr Alinne Fernandes –
Clara Mallon –
Dr Finian O’Gorman –