Symposium Diversity in Arts, Culture and Media Studies

Friday 3 Jun 2022, 09:30 - 17:30
Spoken Language

Erasmus University Rotterdam & online

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Registration is now open via the webform below. You can register until May 30th (offline) and June 2nd (online).
Participation fee: online and offline participation is free. If you want to participate in lunch, costs will be 10 euros which you will be asked to pay when you register.

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How do you approach diversity in your research practice, methodologies, writings, public talks and presentations? On the 3rd of June 2022 the Erasmus School of History Culture and Communication and the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna will jointly organize a symposium on diversity in arts, culture and media studies.

Nine experienced researchers from different disciplines and different standpoints will share their reflections on their work as researchers of diversity in culture, arts and media studies in three discussion panels. Under the moderation of Kim Dankoor, the speakers will discuss how academia can contribute to more diversity in these fields. Including a keynote presentation by Lisa Gaupp and three panels, the discussion will be guided along three themes: perspectives, contexts and solutions.

Perspectives: Coming from different disciplines and working towards multiple research goals, the speakers will discuss how they understand the concept of diversity and its pertinence. Here, the speakers will engage with different academic, societal and field approaches to the notion of diversity, and their epistemological effects on research.

Contexts: While research on diversity emerges from multiple corners of the world and involves an enormous variety of actors and institutions, different cultural contexts have different theoretical and methodological needs. However, some of the main problems appear similarly in different contexts. Speakers will reflect on the relevance of context, the transferability of knowledge on diversity, language, and the necessity of listening to diverse voices.

Solutions: Some diversity researchers have involved themselves in actions towards solutions. To do so, research needs to work participatively with communities, institutions, funding agencies and stakeholders. In the panels, speaker will share their experiences working towards solutions and their views on the possibilities of coordinated work with a multiplicity of actors.

Confirmed Speakers 
Dr. Sevy Bayraktar (online), Prof. Dr. Pauwke Berkers, Dr. Antonio Cuyler (online), Dr. Lisa Gaupp (online), Prof. Dr. Raphaela Henze, Dr. Lieke Hettinga, Dr. Christina Scharff (online), Dr. Julian Schaap, Dr. Sandra Trienekens.

Juan Carlos Escobar (MDW) and Britt Swartjes (ESHCC)


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