Second International Working Meeting “Cultural Policy Transformations: The Rise of Illiberalism”

Zweite Internationale Arbeitstagung des Forschungsclusters „Arts Production and Cultural Policy in Transformation“

Thursday, 8 October 2020

Zeppelin University Campus, Friedrichshafen (and online alternative)

The event is open to members of Zeppelin University | Free 

(Foto: Vasyatka1, Wikimedia Commons)

After a successful first working meeting in March 2020, the international research cluster “Arts Production and Cultural Policy in Transformation” (ACPT) is organising a second international working meeting on “Cultural Policy Transformations: The Rise of Illiberalism” on 8–10 October, 2020 at Zeppelin University. Registration is free of charge for students and staff of Zeppelin University.

In cooperation with international guests, we will examine how illiberalism and authoritarian politics affect cultural policy and individual cultural institutions—and thus inevitably our societies. The meeting will furthermore ask, which artistic, civil society, and political reactions are being developed in light of corresponding trends.

Tentative Programme


Official welcome by Prof. Dr. Klaus Mühlhahn (President of Zeppelin University) and
introduction by Prof. Dr. Martin Tröndle (WÜRTH Chair of Cultural Production and speaker of the research cluster ACPT)


Thematic presentations and discussions with international guests: 

  • Assist. Prof. Dr. Quirjin van den Hoogen (University Groningen, the Netherlands)
  • Assoc. Prof. Serhan Ada (Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey)
  • Prof. Marco Santoro (University Bologna, Italy)
  • Dr. Valerie Visanich (University Malta)
  • Prof. Dr. Milena Dragićević Šešić (University Belgrad, Serbia)
  • Assist. Prof. Thomas Hélie (University Reims, France) 
  • Dr. Marcin Poprawski (University Poznan, Polen)
  • Tal Feder, PhD (Indiana University/University Haifa, USA/Israel)
  • Assoc. Prof. Constance DeVereaux (University of Connecticut, USA)


End of the public part

Further information on the first part of the international working meeting

Further information on the research cluster “ACPT”

In case of questions and for further information on the programme and registration, please contact Julian Stahl.

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