The 8th International Conference on Cultural Policy Research
Invitation to submit bids to host the next ICCPR-conference (2014).
The International Scientific Committee of the International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR) hereby addresses universities, research institutions, researchers and research administrators who might be interested in hosting the Seventh International Conference on Cultural Policy Research. We invite these institutions, researchers and/or research administrators to submit proposals for the next conference, which should take place in two years, i.e. sometime between June and November 2014.
The First International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR 1999) was held in Bergen, Norway on November 10th -12th 1999. The main goal of the conference was to establish a more stable international network for researchers within the field of Cultural Policy Research, and to secure the continuity of the network by introducing a biennial conference to be held in different parts of the world. The initiative to organise the ICCPR 1999 was taken by an international group of researchers in cooperation with the International Journal of Cultural Policy. About 140 researchers from 17 countries attended the conference. 60 papers (of 110 abstracts submitted) were presented. A selection of papers was subsequently published in the International Journal of Cultural Policy (Vol. 7, No 1 and Vol. 7, No 2).
The Second International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR 2002) took place in Wellington, New Zealand, 23th – 26th January 2002. 192 researchers attended the conference. More than 100 papers were presented. A selection of papers was subsequently published in the International Journal of Cultural Policy (Vol. 8, No 2 and Vol. 9, No 1).
(Vol. 11, No 2). Additional information about the ICCPR 2004 is available on: http://neumann.hec.ca/iccpr/
The Fourth International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR 2006) took place in Vienna, 12th – 16th July, 2006. About 400 researchers from 52 countries attended the conference. 195 papers were presented. A selection of papers was published in the International Journal of Cultural policy (Vol. 13, No 2 and 3). Additional information about the ICCPR 2006 is available on: http://www.iccpr2006.com/
The Fifth International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR 2008) took place in Istanbul, 20th – 24th August, 2008. About 250 researchers from more than 40 countries attended the conference. 110 papers were presented. Additional information about ICCPR 2008 is available on: http://iccpr2008.yeditepe.edu.tr/index.html
The Sixth International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR 2010) took place in Jyväskylä, Finland, 24 - 27 August, 2010. About 250 researchers attended the conference and 170 papers were presented. Additional information about ICCPR 2010 is available at: https://www.jyu.fi/en/congress/iccpr2010
The Seventh International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR 2012) takes place in Barclona, Spain, 9-12 July, 2012. About 360 researchers have registered for the conference. More information about the conference is available at: http://www.iccpr2012.org/
The main function of ICCPR is to promote, in association with the International Journal of Cultural Policy, a biennial research conference of high academic standards in different parts of the world. The conference provides an opportunity for researchers to present papers that reflect on cultural policy from any relevant discipline, provided they make an original academic contribution to the field. Proposals for papers are rigorously assessed by at least two members of the Scientific Committee (see below). Papers based on research that is primarily ‘instrumental’ (such as market research) or on research designed for the advocacy of a preconceived institutional position are not normally accepted. This does not exclude applied research of high academic quality, particularly research that advances methodology.
The 8th International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR 2014) should invite participants to present papers on various topics within the field of cultural policy research, for instance:
Future organisers may also choose to focus particularly upon a selection of these and/or other relevant topics.
The organiser of the next conference (ICCPR 2014) should be obliged to:
- present a proposal (organisation, budget, sponsors etc) to the Scientific Committee which is likely to succeed,
- organise the conference according to the main principles/objectives established by the former organisers and/or modified by the Scientific Committee (see ICCPR “Terms of Reference”),
- spread information about the conference to relevant researchers/institutions internationally,
- develop the conference program in dialogue with the Scientific Committee,
- co-operate closely with the Scientific Committee in selecting abstracts/papers (i.e. organise the selection process, help securing academic quality of papers),
- make selected papers accessible on-line for discussants and other participants in due time before the conference,
- take full economic responsibility for the event; provide necessary sponsors – and try to keep the conference fee at a reasonable level,
- be prepared to meet with the Scientific Committee (or representatives of the committee) twice before the conference,
- co-operate with the Scientific Committee to select the next organiser of the conference.
The organiser of the next conference will have the full backing of a group of international scholars, united in the International Scientific Committee. The Scientific Committee should be obliged – in cooperation with the local organiser – to contribute to
- take active part in the planning of the next conference; (if possible) meet with the next organiser twice during the planning process,
- select abstracts/papers to the conference,
- discuss the conference program,
- follow up the implementation of the program by serving as monitors and discussants during the conference,
- sum up the experiences from one conference to the next,
- encourage conference delegates to submit papers to the International Journal of Cultural Policy,
- select the next organiser of the conference,
- help the next organiser fulfil the obligations listed above.
The International Scientific Committee at present includes:
- Jeremy Ahearne, Centre for Cultural Policy Studies, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
- Oliver Bennett, Centre for Cultural Policy Studies, University of Warwick, United Kingdom / Editor of the International Journal of Cultural Policy
- Jennifer Craik, School of Creative Communication, University of Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia. University of Canberra, ACT 2601 A
- Peter Duelund, Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen, and Nordic Cultural Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Aysegül Guchan, Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey
- Jenny Johannisson, Centre for Cultural Policy Research, Swedish School of Library and Information Science, University of Borås, Sweden (chair)
- Nobuko Kawashima, Department of Economics, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan
- Per Mangset, Telemark University College and Telemark Research Institute, Bø, Norway
- Sigrid Røyseng, Handelshøyskolen BI, Oslo, Norway
- Diane Saint Pierre, University of Quebec, Canada
- Michael Volkerling, Wellington Institute of Technology, Wellington, New Zealand
- Michael Wimmer, EDUCULT – Institute for the Mediation of Arts and Science, Vienna, Austria
Proposals to host the next conference should be addressed to Jenny Johannisson, University of Borås Sweden, before November 1, 2012. Possible organisers of the next conference are invited to contact Jenny Johannisson for further information.
On behalf of the International Scientific Committee,
Centre for Cultural Policy Studies
University of Warwick
Phone: +44 2476 524399
Fax: +44 2476 524446
Jenny Johannisson (chair)
Centre for Cultural Policy Research
Swedish School of Library and Information Science
University of Borås
Phone: + 46 334354428
Fax: + 46 334354005
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