Call for Papers: Conference on the Sociology of the Arts – Artistic Practices
Vienna, Austria, 5–8 September 2012
The European Research Network Sociology of the Arts announces its 7th conference which will take place in Vienna, Austria, on 5-8 September 2012. Organized by the Institute for Music Sociology at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, the conference's key lectures will focus on artistic practices. Artistic practices, as arrays of specific activities (including, in a narrow sense, the area of conception and production, and, in a broader sense, the promotion, distribution, displaying and conveying of arts understanding), assume theoretical knowledge as well as know-how.
Experienced and young scholars from various disciplines sensitive to social inquiries into the arts are invited to submit their presentations and participate in the conference. Presentations can be related, among others, to the following areas:
sociology, focused on particular domains in arts,
the process of production, distribution, promotion and commercialisation of works of art,
the process of presentation and mediation of arts, including art criticism and publicity, in all domains of the arts,
professional development including amateurs and semi-amateurs, vocational education, art schools, professional differentiation, artistic income, artistic reputation, relation to arts management, etc.
arts organisations, investigating historical development, power relations, effects, program selection, processes within the organisations,
arts policy (especially the sociological aspects).
Applications are open for presentations from all core areas of arts sociology. Interested candidates are invited to submit abstract no later than 31 January 2012.
Further information and guidelines are available at the conference website www.mdw.ac.at/ESA-Arts-2012
Contact: Tasos Zembylas, Institute for Music Sociology, University of Music and Performing Arts, Bayerngasse 3/6, 1030 Vienna, Austria; tel.: +43-1-71155-3617; e-mail: email@example.com; www.mdw.ac.at