Karen Arnfred Vedel

Karen Arnfred Vedel


RESEARCH, project management, teaching and dramaturgy

Research areas include artistic research in performing arts, dance and theatre historiography, site specificity, ritual and arhcival theory. Widely published and invited as guest lecturer in Denmark and abroad.

Teaching at BA-level includes course in Theatre History, Performance Analysis and Complex Dramaturgy - and at MA-level: Research practices in theatre and performance studies + special topics courses on Site Specificity and Audience Relations

Service to the community includes project reports, conference organzing, peer reviews, external examiner, member of  evaluation committees (MA and PhD) as well as appointment committees for academic positions. Membership of various editorial boards and artistic jurys. Served on the Board of Directors of Congress of Research in Dance 2009-2012, as Vice Chair of the Danish Arts Council and Chair of the Arts Councils Committee for Film and Performing Arts (2011-2014),  the Board of Directors of Københavns Teatersamarbejde 2014-2017, and the Evaluration Committee of Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies' Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Arts (2016-2020). Currently serving on the board of Dansehallerne (2018- ) and on the nominating committe for the Crown Prince Couples Awards (2022- ).

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