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Grieg Research School in Interdisciplinary Music Studies

Guidelines for Candidate Presentations

Grieg Research School offers a number of different presentation formats. Please note that all formats are not available on each course.

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General for all presentation formats:

Duration about 25 minutes, followed by questions/comments by senior researchers and other candidates.

The candidate presentations can be directly related to the main theme of the course OR the candidates Ph.D. or artistic research project. The presentation should take the form of a research lecture considering one or two key questions or issues important to the work. Candidates should choose carefully how much to present given the time limitation. Use of appropriate audio/visual materials is recommended where possible. It is also recommended that candidates give clear information as to how the material of the presentation fits within the context of the research project as a whole.

* Written Presentations NOT available in the Summer Course. 

Research Project Presentations

1) Research Presentation

This presentation should be directly related to the candidates Ph.D. or artistic research project. The presentation should take the form of a research lecture considering one or two key questions or issues important to the work. Candidates should choose carefully how much to present given the time limitation. Use of appropriate audio/visual materials is recommended where possible. It is also recommended that candidates give clear information as to how the material of the presentation fits within the context of the research project as a whole.

2) Performance Presentation

This presentation format is directed towards candidates in artistic research or perfomance practice, and should be directly related to the candidate´s project. The presentation can include a 5-10 minute performance by the candidate, totaling 35 minutes. 

The presentation should take the form of a concert lecture considering one or two key questions or issues important to the work. Candidates should choose carefully how much to present given the time limitation. It is also recommended that candidates give clear information as to how the material of the presentation fits within the context of the research project as a whole.

Written presentation *

This presentation should be directly related to the candidate’s Ph.D. research. The written paper can be a section, chapter or part of the Ph.D. work, or work directly related to it. Feedback on written presentations will be given by GRS senior researchers and other Ph.D candidates in a 45 minutes seminar during the course

How to prepare for a Written Presentation?

Papers can be written in Norwegian or English and should be 4,000-7,000 words in length. Keywords and appropriate referencing should be included. An abstract must be approved before submitting the paper. The abstract should also indicate how the submission fits into the Ph.D. work as a whole.

Key text presentation

Candidates can give a short presentation on an article or book chapter of their choice. The text chosen should be important to their Ph.D. research. Candidates can choose texts that strongly support or have influenced their thesis, or texts that challenge or oppose their work.

The presentation will be followed by feedback from keynote speakers/GRS senior researchers and other Ph.D. candidates.

How to prepare for the key text presentation?

All presentations should be a clear, concise summary of the text, key questions and findings/conclusions.  Candidates should also consider including discussion of one or more of the following points.

  • Summary of how the text has been significant to the candidate’s work specifically, or their field more generally.
  • Summary of any opposition to/critiques of the text and its conclusions.
  • Suggestions for further reading on the topic.