Cultural Policy Research

Emmanuel Wallon

Emmanuel Wallon is a Professor of Political Sociology at the University of Paris West where he carries out study and research programs in association with French Ministry of Culture, European Union and other regional or local authorities. He also lectures at the Centre for theatrical studies (Centre d’études théâtrales) of the Université catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve (UCL, Belgium). Wallon’s research areas include cultural policies, arts and authorities in France and Europe during the XX and XXIst century, analysis of political, economical and social context of the arts (visual and performing arts).

Wallon is a member of the editorial councils of “L’Observatoire, La Revue des politiques culturelles” (Grenoble, since 2007) and of “Etudes théâtrales” (Louvain, since 1994), a former member of the editorial board of reviews “Les Temps Modernes” (Paris, from 1995 to 2007), former president of HorsLesMurs, national association for the development of street arts and circus arts (Paris, from 1998 to 2003). Wallon published numerous books while he regulary publishes papers in scientific journals or articles in collective works.

He is a graduate in Politics at the Institut d’études politiques of Paris (IEP, “Sciences Po Paris”), and holds a doctor (PhD) degree in Sociology at the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS, School for upper studies in social sciences). Wallon is also a visiting professor at Università degli Studi (Bologna), Waseda University (Tokyo), Suor Orsola di Benincasa (Napoli); Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, États-Unis, 2e semestre 2009); at Vaganova Dance Academy (Saint-Petersburg), June 2011.

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Egle Rindzeviciute

Egle Rindzeviciute is a researcher at CEE, Sciences Po in Paris. Her research focuses on the history of European state cultural policies, on problems of cultural production and issues of governance in the twentieth century, the sociology of governance and the relationship between governance and science and technology. Previously, Egle has been working in numerous research and teaching centres:  eg. a postdoctoral fellowship at the Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture (Linköping University, Sweden); she participated in an international project “National History-Nordic Culture. Negotiating Identity in the Museum”, lead by Peter Aronsson; and  her individual research project studied a history of national museums in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, particularly their role in nation state-building.

Egle has been awarded the Browaldh Scholarship by Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation to conduct three-year postdoctoral research as part of Organizing in Action Nets research programme at Gothenburg Research Institute (GRI). Within FUTUREPOL and GRI, Egle conducts a study entitled “The political life of quantitative methods and electronic technologies” which focuses on the historical development of governance through calculation and analyzes the case of the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria. IIASA was a collaborative effort of the Soviet Union, the United States, Germany, Japan, France and Sweden, among many other countries in their search for a better governance on the global level.

Another project concerns a history of the creative/cultural industries in the Lithuanian state cultural policy, a two-year study that is conducted within a framework of a project “The Struggle for Culture” at Sodertorn University in Sweden. Moreover, Egle is affiliated as a postdoctoral fellow at the Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture, Linkoping University, Sweden. Part of an international project “National History-Nordic Culture. Negotiating Identity in the Museum”, lead by Peter Aronsson, her individual research project deals with the history of national museums in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, particularly their role in state-building.

In addition to scholarly work, she is interested in curating (public and contemporary art), international project coordination and consulting (Nordic cultural policies, Eastern European cultural policies in transition). She is currently a member of International Art Critics Association (AICA), the Lithuanian section and freelance contributor to major Lithuanian cultural magazines and newspapers.

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Thomas Perrin

Thomas Perrin is associate researcher at PACTE – CNRS research centre, University of Grenoble and at the University Institute of European Studies of Barcelona (IUEE). He is an expert for the Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe. His research and teaching deal with cultural policy and cultural relations and cooperation, in particular – but not only – in European, Euro-regional and regional contexts.

Previously he worked for the French Ministry of Culture and cultural network abroad (Morocco, Chad) and has been a research assistant at Toulouse University since 2005. Since 2008 he has been a part-time lecturer at Champollion University (Albi) and gives lectures in other institutions (e.g. Paris 8 University, Lyon University, La Rochelle University, SciencesPo Paris). Thomas is a member of ECURES, the European Association of Cultural Researchers.

He completed a Master in intercultural relations at Paris-Sorbonne-Nouvelle University in 2001. Before that, he spent a year at the School of European Studies, Sussex University (UK) and studied Arts Management at Paris-Denis-Diderot University. Thomas gained in 2010 a PhD in political science from Institut d’Études Politiques, University of Grenoble, with a thesis which deals with cultural policy and cooperation within Euroregions : “Culture et Eurorégions. Enjeux institutionnels de l’action culturelle eurorégionale”. In 2011, he was a post-doctoral fellow at the University Institute of European Studies of Barcelona (IUEE), in the framework of the programme Explora Pro of Région Rhônes-Alpes.

Thomas won in 2011 the first Mark Schuster Prize, which aims to recognise the best recently published paper on comparative cultural policies presented by a young researcher. He also received a merit prize for the EU Committee of the Regions’ Doctoral Thesis Competition 2011. His works have been published in several books and journals.

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Emmanuel Négrier

Emmanuel Négrier is a Senior Research Fellow at National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in political science and he belongs to the South European Centre for Political Studies, CNRS-University of Montpellier I. His research interests include comparative cultural policies, cultural diversity and cultural pluralism, local and regional policies, and relationship between cultural policies and politics. Other themes covered within his publications include festivals, cultural policy in Spain, political rescaling and culture, South European cultural policies etc.

He collaborates with and is a member of several cultural policy groups or organizations such as: Observatoire des Politiques Culturelles (Grenoble); Fondation de France (Paris); University of Barcelona (Cultural Policies Area); Observatoire des Politiques Publiques en Europe du Sud (Montpellier); Département des Études et de la Prospective du Ministère de la Culture (Paris); European Festival Association (Brussels); France Festivals (Paris).  Since 1994, he has published more than a dozen books, among which 10 are dedicated to cultural policy themes. He has been a visiting researcher at the University of Barcelona from 2002 to 2004.

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The organisation ARTfactories/Autre(s)pARTs is an international resource center for independent art spaces. It is a common platform for reflection, research and action, transmission and solidarity for the development of art centers that organize their practices and experiments around the relationship between arts, territories and populations. The association benefits from the support of numerous partners and centers all over the world.

Since 2007, ARTfactories developed its resource platform in a close collaboration with Autre(s)pARTs, a group of united actors around the relationship people, art and society. These projects have managed to pool their experiences and skills within a single organizationARTfactories / Autre(s)pARTs.

Main goals of the ARTfactories /Autre(s)pARTs are to:

  • Develop an international resource platform,
  • Develop associated actions and transmission,
  • Organize meetings,
  • Represent projects and activities within the governments, and variuous actors of social life.
The association organizes seminars, meetings, workshops and projects and publishes studies and other publications.
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Danielle N. Cliche

Danielle Cliche is a Chief of Section of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions within UNESCO’s  Division of Cultural Expressions and Creative Industries and a Secretary of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. Prior to taking this post Danielle worked as a researcher at the European Institute for Comparative Cultural Research (ERICarts) in Bonn (Germany), an independent European research institute.  While working in  ERICarts she has been a member of the research team for different applied comparative culture and media research projects such as Creative Europe: The Governance and Management of Artistic Creativity in Europe.  Ms.Cliche is one of the founding editors of the Council of Europe/ERICarts project “Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe”. Additionally she has been responsible for developing and managing large transnational comparative cultural research projects with teams of academic researchers, artists, policy makers and cultural managers.

Danielle acted as an advisor on various positions and contributed to numerous international conferences. Since the early 90s, she carried out a wide range of international comparative research studies and has co-authored and published several books and reports in the fields of culture and communication. She studied communication theory, culture and international comparative politics at the University of  Ottawa, Canada and obtained her PhD from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 2009.

She was a member of the UNESCO led Technical Sub-Committee on Culture and Development, UNDP/Spain MDG Achievement Fund (2007) and a member of: the Advisory Committee on Cultural Diversity, German Commission for UNESCO (2008-2009), the Souillac Group on Arts, Industry and Innovation, the MARCEL Network of Multimedia Arts Centres and Electronic Laboratories and Board Member of the Balkankult Foundation, to promote cultural co-operation in Western Balkans.

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Isabelle Brianso

Isabelle Brianso (PhD) is a researcher and lecturer in information and communication sciences at Versailles University (UVSQ), France. She is a member of the Centre d’Histoire Culturelle des Sociétés Contemporaines (CHCSC) department. Her research interests deal with cultural mediation, semiology, world heritage (cultural and natural), UNESCO, museology, and culture and communication.

Dr. Isabelle Brianso is Marie Curie Fellow (IEF, FP7) at Institut des Etudes Européennes, the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2013-2015).

Dr. Brianso was also a nominee for the Cultural Policy Research Award 2010 with the paper The Complexity of Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Dialogue Applied to Developing Countries’ World Heritage sites.

Isabelle gained her PhD thesis in Sciences of Information and Communication at Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France in 2010 . Her PhD thesis dealt with the International Valorization Policies Regarding Cultural Heritage Inscribed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List, with Angkor (Cambogia) as case study.

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NORDICOM – Nordic Information Centre for Media and Communication Research

Nordicom operates under the auspices of  The Nordic Council of Ministers for Culture  as an institution aiming to spread knowledge in the area of media and communication research, and to develop media studies in the Nordic countries - Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.  By conducting an academic research, Nordicom collects and adapts knowledge, mediating it to various user groups in the Nordic region, Europe and elsewhere in the world, making sure media issues are considered at different levels in both the public and private sector.

Nordicom’s activities are based on broad and extensive network of contacts and collaboration with members of the research community, media companies, politicians, regulators, teachers, librarians, and so forth. The activities at Nordicom are characterized by three main working areas:

  • Media and Communication Research Findings in the Nordic countries,
  • Trends and Developments in the Media Sectors in the Nordic countries,
  • Research on Children, Youth and the Media Worldwide.

Nordicom is financed through contributions from the governments of the Nordic countries and grants from the Nordic Council of Ministers, payment for services commissioned by other regional and international organizations, and revenue from sale of our publications.

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