Dr Konstantinos Thomaidis, co-founder and co-convenor of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Voice Studies, has received an Honorable Mention for Excellence in Editing at this year’s ATHE Awards for editing the special issue ‘What is New in Voice Training?’ for Theatre, Dance and Performance Training journal.
ATHE is the Association for Theatre in Higher Education and ATHE’s Excellence in Editing Award “honors both individual achievements in editing and sustained achievement in editing over extended periods of time. These awards are given in rotation. This year, ATHE celebrates individual achievement in editing.”
Since 2006, Dr Konstantinos Thomaidis’s research has focused on the cross-cultural, transnational and intersectional body politics of voice pedagogy; vocal praxis, voice practice-research and voice in artistic research; and interdisciplinary methodologies in/for voice studies. His work has been instrumental in the emergence of the field of voice studies: he has co-founded and co-edits the Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies and the Routledge Voice Studies book series (both with Ben Macpherson); he co-founded and co-convenes the Sound, Voice & Music Working Group at TaPRA (with Leah Broad and Adrian Curtin); he participates in international initiatives such as the Cluster of Research Excellence in Culture, Creativity, Health and Well-Being (UBC, Canada / Exeter, UK), the Nordic Network for Vocal Performance Research and the Ancient Greek Theatre Workshop Therino Manteio. His previous research includes the monograph Theatre & Voice; the edited collections Voice Studies: Critical Approaches to Process, Performance and Experience (with Ben Macpherson) and Time and Performer Training (with Libby Worth and Mark Evans); the special issue ‘Voicing Belonging: Traditional Singing in a Globalized World’ (with Virginie Magnat); chapters on voice & forensics, physiovocality, the vocal body and the spatiotemporality of vocal presence; and articles on vocal autobiography/autobiophony, the use of technology in Korean pansori, practice-research in voice studies, travelling soundscapes (with Natalia Theodoridou) and listening-across, among many others. In 2019, Dr Thomaidis was also shortlisted for the Early Career Research Prize of the Theatre & Performance Research Association (TaPRA).
You can access the acceptance speech here: https://youtu.be/shX4fhj0ELI
Theatre, Dance and Performance Training journal published a blog to mark the award: http://theatredanceperformancetraining.org/2020/07/athe-awards-konstantinos-thomaidis-honorable-mention-for-excellence-in-editing-on-tdpt-10-3-what-is-new-is-voice-training/
The journal also made available a few pieces of the special issue for the next month as part of the celebration. These include the Editorial, an article on new voice curriculum for young Maya Guatemalan women, an essai on voice work for D/deaf actors, and Thomaidis’ article on pansori.
Congratulations to Dr Thomaidis, the journal and all contributors to the special issue, and many thanks to ATHE and the Awards Committee!
The CIVS team