ESA Arts 2014. Arts and its contexts: cross-disciplinary dialogue

Update: Deadline extended to March 15th, 2014

The 8th midterm Conference of the European Research Network Sociology of the Arts will take place at „Babes-Bolyai” University in Cluj-Napoca from 4 to 6 September 2014, and will be conducted in English. The general theme of the conference is Art and its contexts: cross-disciplinary dialogue.

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The Research Network Sociology of the Arts aims to provide the sociological context for understanding the multifaceted and interwoven social aspects which characterize the art worlds. A key aim of this conference is to promote collaboration and scholarly exchange between scholars of the arts, to support the presentation of new research projects and to offer inspiration for the further development of sociology of the arts; in other words sociological approaches to art and their tense but promising relations with other approaches by cultural studies, art history, philosophy and aesthetics.

Therefore, researchers from all social sciences disciplines, philosophy and humanities, as well as PhD students and artists who are interested in inter- and trans-disciplinary dialogue are welcome to participate in this conference and create special sessions. Papers on this theme are invited, with the expectation that they may include a broad nexus of sub-issues around alternative approaches to art and its contexts, the social and the aesthetic, willing to cross the divide between sociology and aesthetics. Proposal deadline is extended to March 15th, 2014.

The programme will be thematically broad and open for presentations to all core areas of arts sociology.

Call for Proposals.

Website and general information.

By Lena Felde

Lena is the Treasurer of Cultura21 Germany. She is studying Cultural Sciences (Mag. Art.) at Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany.