The Tower of Babel or the Arabian Nights: The cultural background of the historical Near East seems almost magical. The contrast with its modern counterpart could hardly be more striking, where armed conflicts and religious fervour alternate with western oriented luxury. But how about Arts and Culture during this times of crisis, conflicts and change?
Berlin was host once again to the Culture Invest Congress, which calls itself the "largest industry get-together for cultural institutions and culture investors". Well, with over 50 presenting partners, 100 presentations and 36 panel discussions all crammed into 2 intensive days, it may very well be the largest in Europe. More than anything else, the congress was an opportunity, as usual, to network and find out who is doing what and how. Zenaida des Aubris concentrated on the funding and sponsorship presentations.
The 6th Vienna Music Business Research Days will be held at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Austria, from September 29 to October 01, 2015. Music Business Research is an interdiscipline at the intersection of economic, artistic, cultural, social, legal, technological and further developments which contribute to the creation/production, dissemination/ distribution and reception/consumption of music. This interdisciplinary nature calls for methodological multiplicity and is open to scholars from all scientific areas.
CfA Archive Futures: Operations, Time Objects, Collectives. 5th Princeton-Weimar Summer School for Media Studies
The Princeton-Weimar Summer School for Media Studies – a collaboration between the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie, IKKM) and Princeton University (German Department) – returns to Weimar in June 2015 for its fifth installment. The Summer School invites applications about digital archival production from outstanding doctoral candidates throughout the world in media studies and related fields such as film studies, literary studies, philosophy, art history, architecture, sociology, politics, the history of science and visual culture.
Cultural organizations face the challenge of knowledge management with limited resources in day-to-day business operations. Knowledge is not (sufficiently) documented, nor is it secure with the organization because of fluctuation and irregular employment of staff. The goal of this paper by Prof. Gesa Birnkraut (Univeristy of applied sciences Osnabrueck, Germany) is to develop recommendations for the management of knowledge in cultural institutions based on theory and an online survey of 38 cultural institutions in total.
Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities 2014. Forging Collaboration between Archives, Museums and Academia
The stunning new home of The Library of Birmingham proved to be a fitting backdrop for The National Archive’s (TNA) and Research Libraries UK’s (RLUK) second collaborative conference "Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities" on October 29th – 30th 2014. Supported by Arts Council England (ACE), this year’s event widened its scope beyond archives and academia to welcome representatives from the heritage and cultural sectors. More than 270 delegates from over 160 organisations across the UK and overseas discussed the benefits and challenges of cross-sector collaborations and the opportunities of digitality for the sake of broadening collections’ access for academia and the wider public alike.
The European Diploma in Cultural Project Management is a pan-European training programme arising from the will to foster cultural diversity as well as transregional and transnational cultural exchanges. The programme streches over one year and enables participants to carry on with their professional activities. Next deadline for application is 15th January 2015.
The cultural management students Rebecca Baasch and Svenja Reiner attended for us the International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR), which took place in Hildesheim, Germany from the 9th to the12th of September. In this article they describe their impressions as upcoming managers. The congress, which has been held every two years since 1999, has the objective to establish an international network for researchers in the field of cultural policy.
Call for Papers: Managing Space with Culture: Critical Approaches to the Use of Culture in Regional Governance
The 9th International Conference in Critical Management Studies „Is there an alternative? Management after critique“, University of Leicester, 8-10 July 2015, is looking for papers for its sub-stream „Managing Space with Culture: Critical Approaches to the Use of Culture in Regional Governance“. This stream will present a platform to highlight the interconnections between critical geographies and critical management studies to study regional governance/development issues. The aim will be to explore the ways in which culture is used within regional governance at local, national, and regional levels.
The AIMAC association, Kedge Business School and the Aix-Marseille University are looking for submissions for the next International Conference on Arts and Cultural Management (AIMAC), which will take place from June 26th to July 1st at Aix-en-Provence, France. The deadline is Dezember 15th.