The Research Networks Sociology of Arts and Sociology of Culture of the European Sociological Association (ESA) are organizing a joint mid-term conference this year in Venice, 4-8 November 2008 on
Arts, Culture and Public Sphere
Expressive and Instrumental Values in Economic and Sociological Perspectives
The local organizer is Prof. Pier Luigi Sacco from the Faculty of Design and Art (FDA), and in cooperation with the Department of Art and Industrial Design (DADI), from the IUAV University in Venice.
The conference represents the 5th ESA Sociology of the Arts Research Network mid-term conference and the 2nd ESA Sociology of Culture Research Network mid-term conference, and it will be the first opportunity to have three European networks – the two ESA-Research Networks and the network ‘Economics and Planning of Arts and Culture’ – meeting around a common theme.
Call for papers and information: artculturevenice2008