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Sociology Conference ARTS IN MOVEMENT Opens Today in our House

Christopher Mathieu and PhD-students gathered on the steps on The Department of Sociology in Lund. Photo: Theo Hagman Rogowski.
The Conference starts today with a PhD Student day including paper presentations, workshops and publishing advice. Chris Mathieu and PhD-students gathered on the steps on The Department of Sociology, Lund. Details below*. Photo: Theo Hagman Rogowski.

Today the volume in our building will rise with the chatter of about 70 visiting sociologists of the arts from Japan to Colombia and all over Europe.

The Department of Sociology in Lund is hosting the ESA research network conference called "ARTS IN MOVEMENT" or the "2022 ESA RN02 Sociology of the Arts Mid-term Conference 14-16 September 2022"!

ESA, the European Sociological Association, holds 37 research networks, one of which is "Sociology of the Arts" (RN02) and it is their bi-annual conference that is happening right now in our Department of Sociology building in Lund.

Today (Wednesday) the conference will start with a PhD student day and on Thursday and Friday there will be paper presentations, panels, keynotes and workshops.

Keynote speakers are Marta Herrero from the University of York in the UK, who will give her talk on "Disruptions of corporate art sponsorship: A sociology of art, protest and emotions" and Oleksandra Nenko from the University of the Arts in Finland, whose keynote is titled "Between therapy and ideology: artistic representations of war in Ukraine".

Even staff not attending the conference can look forward to bumping into some interesting new people by the coffee machine or in the corridors. On Thursday evening there will be a chance to mingle around a few book launches in the staff room. Main organiser at the department Chris Mathieu says in an email to all staff:

– Many ESA members are affiliated with several research networks, so you may see people you know, or new people worth getting to know.

Chris Mathieu and Magnus Ring from the Department of Sociology, Marthe Nehl from the Department of Service Management, plus seven volunteers from the student association Doxa will be guiding the guests around the house and around Lund.


Wednesday 14 September    

PhD Student day [paper presentations and workshops; publishing advice]
Opening evening reception. Free and open to all participants

Thursday-Friday, 15-16 September    

Main conference days. Opening at "Kulturen" Lund's Cultural history museum. Paper presentations, panels, keynotes and workshops.

Saturday 17 September    

Outing to the Wanås Art Museum and Sculpture Park (free return coach transportation to Lund, admission, lunch and lecture) and the annual “Culture Night” festivities in Lund in the evening. The Landskrona Photo Festival also takes place at this time.

Keynote speakers

Marta Herrero (University of York, UK) and Oleksandra Nenko (University of the Arts, Finland)


Looking Back and Looking Forward on the Promise of the Sociology of the Arts. Panellists: Ron Eyerman (Lund/Yale), Oleksandra Nenko (Universiity of the Arts, Finland), Arturo Rodrigues Morató (University of Barcelona)


More information about the conference.

* Names of people in top photo:

Group to the left from top left (2 rows): Hans Abbing, Constance Devereaux, Verena Neipel; Graciela Trajtenberg, Yvonne Jila.

Group to the right from top left (2 rows): Alice Neusiedler, Byung Hun Yoon; Jaleh Taheri, Alexandra Pool, Marthe Nehl, Chris Mathieu.