The Performing Arts Centre MULTIMEDIA is announcing a Call for Papers to be included on the web knowledge portal of the Evaluation of Cultural Policies and EU-Funded Programmes as Promoters of Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Dialogue in the Balkans/Southeast Europe (SEE) project.
The overall theme of this call is the evaluation of the regional impact of cultural policies and programmes on promoting cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue. A variety of themes fall within this subject area including, but no limited to the following:
>> Policy and legal aspects within the promotion of intercultural dialogue in the Balkan region
>> Cultural diversity, minorities and intercultural dialogue seen by the authorities… (national perspectives compared)
>> Cultural diplomacy vs. networking ‐ why cultural cooperation in the SEE is only a ‘private’ or a civil society initiative?
>> EU-supported projects ‐ elitism and decentralisation (centre and peripheries)
>> Socio‐cultural stratification and disintegration ‐ the role of ICD projects in social inclusion and integration processes
>> Memory and dialogue. Trauma, victimisation and martyrs ‐ different memories and different emotions (how societies remember): the role of ICD projects in transcending memory barriers (empathy or understanding…)
>> EU integration policies and culture: mismatching between saying and reality.
Papers will be considered on related themes and topics from a wide range of perspectives. The interdisciplinary approach is especially welcome, since all these topics stretch across several disciplines: cultural studies, history, political science, sociology, anthropology, psychology, ethnology, economy, etc. Interpretations of the conference theme ranging from the predictable to the surprising are encouraged.
Researchers, students and academics from a wide range of disciplines from the Balkan region and abroad are invited to apply.
The deadline for submission is April 15, 2014.
Please find attached the extended Call for Papers and referencing style format documents for additional information.