Friday, August 1, 2008

Cultural Policy Research Conference in Istanbul

The Fifth International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR)
Istanbul, Turkey

Dates: August 20 - 24, 2008
Location: Yeditepe University, Istanbul

The fifth International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR 2008) aims to provide an outlet for an interdisciplinary exploration of the meaning, function, and impact of cultural policies. Cultural policy is understood as the promotion or prohibition of cultural practices and values by governments, corporations, other institutions and individuals. While considering a broad view of culture, encompassing a wide range of signifying practices that include the products of the media, the arts and various forms of government or religious display, ICCPR 2008 will attempt to maintain a focus on policies relating to culture as symbolic communication rather than culture in the anthropological sense as 'a whole way of life'. The historical range is not limited to any given period, but the ICCPR is primarily concerned with material that is relevant to the contemporary world.

Registration is open until August 23.
For more information, click here.

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