Smart Culture Conference 2017

'Exploring Integrated Arts & Culture Research'

With this conference we aim to inspire and connect researchers and professionals who work on the crossroads of arts, culture and science. The conference will feature practice-based and academic research projects in the field of arts, culture and museum research next to carefully selected talks, conversations with artists and sessions on future research.


Thursday 23 November 2017 from 10:00-19:00 C(EST)

Fridag 24 November 2017 from 10:00-17:00 uur

Keynote speakers

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

  • Prof. dr. Premesh Lalu, Professor of History, Director of the Centre for Humanities Research (CHR) and Deputy Dean for Research and Post-graduate Studies in the Faculty of Arts at University of Western Cape, South Africa;
  • Dr. Paolo de Assis, Principal Investigator of the European Research Council’s project"Experimentation versus Interpretation: Exploring New Paths in Music Performance in the 21st Century”. Dr. De Assis works at the Orpheus Institute;
  • Prof. dr. Sven Dupré, Professor and Chair of History of Art, Science and Technology, Utrecht University, and Professor of History of Art, Science and Technology, University of Amsterdam;
  • Micha Hamel, composer, poet, lector Codarts Rotterdam and member of the Society of the Arts of the The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.


On 23 November a range of research projects will be presented in thematically organised sessions.

  • Makers & Discourse
  • Society & Narratives
  • Knowledge & (re)cognition

Key to the sessions is the interaction between researchers from different disciplines and the discussion on the value of integrating arts & culture research. Results of the discussion will further the development of the Arts & Culture agenda which will be discussed on the November 24th thus finding common ground for interdisciplinary research and methods in science and humanities.


Registration is free, but obligatory. For terms and conditions, please have a look on the website. Only a limited number of places is available. Please register quickly.


De Rode Hoed / Keizersgracht 102 / 1015 CV Amsterdam




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