4th Boekman Dissertation Prize in the fields of art, culture and related policies

30 November 2017

The Boekman Dissertation Prize, an initiative of the Boekman Foundation and NWO Social Sciences and Humanities, is awarded once every three years to the best dissertation at a Dutch university in the working area of the Boekman Foundation. Dissertations from the years 2015, 2016 and 2017 are eligible for the award in 2018.

The aim of the prize is to disseminate interesting results from recent research among a wider circle of potential users with the hope that this will in turn increase the quality of cultural policy. Are you doing doctoral research or are you aware of doctoral research being done in the working area of the Boekman Foundation? Then for further information please see www.boekman.nl under the tab Library or send an email with your query to  a.nuchelmans@boekman.nl.

Dissertation Prize

The dissertation prize is named after Emanuel Boekman, who became the first person in the Netherlands to obtain a PhD on Dutch art policy on 6 June 1939. The prize is worth € 10,000 and in addition to this, the Boekman magazine will devote attention to the theme of the winning dissertation during the year after the award.

Previous winners of the prize are:

Marijke de Valck
Film festivals. From European geopolitics to global cinephilia.
PhD thesis University of Amsterdam, 2006.

Amanda Brandellero
The art of being different: exploring diversity in the cultural industries.
PhD thesis University of Amsterdam, 2011.

Thijs Lijster
Critique of art. Walter Benjamin and Theodor W. Adorno on art and art criticism.
PhD thesis University of Groningen, 2012.

Source: NWO


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