European Association of Cultural Researchers e.V.

Commemorating Carl-Johan Kleberg

On the occasion of a research seminar in memory of (our honorary member) Carl-Johan Kleberg held on 9 November 2021 at the Högskolan in Borås (Sweden), Ana Villaroya, Ritva Mitchell and Andreas Wiesand sent a message to the organisers.

ERICarts Assembly 2019 in Paris

The European Association of Cultural Researchers e.V. (ERICarts Network) held its 13th Assembly on 6 June 2019 in Paris at the Institut national d'histoire de l'art - again in the context of the annual Compendium event. The Agenda (here) included debates or decisions concerning
- Results of the new Member Survey (confirming the main goals of the Association);
- The crucial role of ERICarts members during the transformation process of the "Compendium";
- The future of the ERICarts Institute (which may lead to a new partnership agreement); and
- The election of a new Board (past and new President: Anna Villaroya, University of Barcelona).
The Assembly passed unanimously a Resolution
with several amendments of the Statutes and took
note of joint c
omparative research, conference or publication projects proposed by members:
a. Peter Duelund: European cultural policy between democracy, populism and nationalism;
b. Bozena Gierat-Bieron: Lexicon of EU cultural policies;
c. Ornela Ramasauskaite: Arts and Blockchain;
d. Andreas Wiesand: Towards an inventory of early cultural policy research in Europe;
e. Diverse: Cui Bono Copyright? Empirical evaluation of who benefits from the present system.
Interested colleagues should contact the Secretary General for further details.

Territorial Dimensions of Cultural Policies in the Digital Age

Territoires des politiques culturelles à l’ère numérique

In connection with the annual assembly  of the Compendium in Paris (June 5 and 6), a Public Forum has been hosted on June 7 by the French Ministry of Culture (which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year). In two round tables, topics such as territorial scales, notions of territorial anchorage and new digital territories in the cultural field were discussed. More information here.

"Democratising the arts and the arts sector"

Our member Raphaela Henze informs: The Annual Gathering of the Brokering Intercultural Exchange Network will take place May 23-25 at the University of Heilbronn/Campus Künzelsau, Germany, registration deadline is April 26. More information on the programme can be found here

Current ENCATC deadlines

1 April 2019: Articles for the European Journal of Cultural Management and Policy.
1 May: ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Management.
25 May: Papers, posters, teaching demonstrations at the 2019 ENCATC Congress (Dijon).

Media researchers to meet in Moscow, March 2019

Our member Elka Tchernokojeva recommends: On March 26-29 2019, the STATE INSTITUTE OF ARTS AND GITR FILM AND TELEVISION SCHOOL organizes a 4-day international forum in Moscow on the topic OLD AND NEW MEDIA: WAYS TO NEW AESTHETICS.

The purpose of the forum is to consider the process of formation and development of media as intermediaries between a work of art and a person and their influence on the languages of art.

The forum will discuss the following topics:

Mirrors, screens, fractals;

From the catoptric theater of the XVII century to augmented reality: the transformation of aesthetic perception;

Screen art in a sociocultural context;

Cinema and television in search of their identity;

Digital art, network art  approaches to the new typology of screen arts;

The evolution of media and art: the aesthetic aspect;

Network man and art.

The forum materials will be published in the periodical research journal “The Art and Science of Television"

Invited are:

Art historians; philosophers; philologists; sociologists; psychologists; cultural scientists; curators.

Scheduled duration of a single report up to 20 minutes. There will be an opportunity to display video and audio illustrations.


Applications with the designation of the topic of the report or message, a brief annotation, indicating the place of work, position, academic degree and academic title should be sent before March 15, 2019 to the address:

Don't forget to give your name and patronymic completely!

Participation in the forum is free. Travel and accommodation due to the directing side.


ERICarts members met in Rijeka

Board members of the European Association of Cultural Researchers e.V. (ERICarts Network) held an open information exchange on October 9 at the RiHub building in Rijeka. Topics were the transformation of the Compendium, the ERICarts work plan and the preparation of the next Assembly 2019 in Paris.

Bucharest calling

Open Call for the ENCATC 2018 Education and Research Session

In the context of the Congress "Beyond EYCH2018. What is the cultural horizon?", 26-29 September 2018 in Bucharest (Romania), ENCATC will organise an Education and Research Session on Friday, 28 September 2018. The organisers look for "perspectives to face ongoing transformations” from relevant disciplines. Participants are encouraged to address critical and inclusive views of cultural heritage and its relation with other cultural and creative sectors. More

12th Assembly

8th November 2017 in Prague

The Assembly of the European Association of Cultural Researchers has been held as a side event of the Compendium Assembly at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague. In addition to a review of the Compendium transformation and the admission of new members, decisions included updates of statutory provisions and the election of a new Board.

Cyprus Assembly of Compendium Stakeholders

The future Compendium "architecture" has been the main topic of this meeting on 30./31. March 2017 in Nicosia, hosted with great care by Cypriot authorities and the university. Stakeholders and experts, including from ECURES, set the agenda for the future of the information and monitoring system after 2017 (see Agenda).

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