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The conflict of the faculties: perspectives on artistic research and academia

The conflict of the faculties: perspectives on artistic research and academia

Borgdorff, Henk, author

The Conflict of the Faculties looks at the emerging field of artistic research as a place of crossover between the artistic and academic worlds. Henk Borgdorff carefully examines how artistic research broadens and deepens traditional academic approaches to studying art, while observing the tension between the two disparate fields in terms of methods and practices.“Well-written and well-argued, this book will probably become a reference for many studies to come and required reading for anyone active in this domain.”—Frans-Willem Korsten, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Leiden University, the Netherlands

Hardback, Book. English.
Published Leiden?: Leiden University Press, [2012]
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Statement of responsibility: Henk Borgdorff
ISBN: 9087281676, 9400600992, 9789087281670, 9789400600997
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xvii, 277 pages ; 25 cm
Subject: Research.; Art and Design.; Methodology.; Knowledge, Theory of.; Art Research.; Arts Research.


  1. Acknowledgements and Provenance of the Chapters
  2. Introduction
  3. 1. The Conflict of the Faculties
  4. 2. The Debate on Research in the Arts
  5. 3. Artistic Research and Academia: An Uneasy Relationship
  6. 4. Artistic Research within the Fields of Science
  7. 5. Where Are We Today? The State of the Art in Artistic Research
  8. 6. Artistic Research as Boundary Work
  9. 7. The Production of Knowledge in Artistic Research
  10. 8. Boundary Work: An Interview
  11. 9. Artistic Practices and Epistemic Things
  12. 10. Ingredients for the Assessment of Artistic Research
  13. 11. The Case of the Journal for Artistic Research
  14. Bibliography
  15. Index

Author note

Henk Borgdorff is professor of research in the arts at the University of the Arts, the Hague, and visiting professor of aesthetics in the Faculty of Fine, Applied, and Performing Arts at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.