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Conference: European Sociology of Arts - Dan Ashton

Published: 21 September 2016
Conference programme

Dr Dan Ashton (Pathway Leader for the MA Global Media Management in the Winchester School of Art) recently joined over 100 scholars from across from Europe, North and South America, Asia, and Australia in Porto, Portugal for the European Sociology of Arts conference.

The focus of this year’s conference was on ‘Arts and Creativity: Working on Identity and Difference’. Dan presented with Professor Paul Long (Birmingham City University) as part of a panel on ‘Creative skills and careers: Education, knowledge and new opportunities’ organised by Dr Roberta Comunian (King’s College, London). Other contributors to the panel included Dr Gauti Sigthorsson (University of Greenwich), Dr George Windsor (Nesta) and Laura Ager (University of Salford). Dan and Paul’s paper was titled, ‘To a professional standard? HE, creative education and the amateur’ and builds on an emerging research project on amateur cultural production, which will also be the focus for a panel they are organising for the ECREA conference in Prague in November.

More on the conference can be found here:

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