CFP for Second International Panel on Theatres, Nationalism and Cultural policy

Centre for Research in Social Sciences and Humanities



Centre for Research in Social Sciences and Humanities


Second International Conference on Culture and Cultural policies

Vienna, Austria, Hotel Le Meridien, Opernring 13-15, A-1010



Second International Panel Theatres, Nationalism and Cultural policies

Call for Papers


Every theatre represents itself as a keeper of national identity and, together with newspapers, theatres are considered to contribute to national integration and cohesion throughout history. It is a historical fact that artists always played important roles in nation formation movements in Europe. For example, during 18th and 19th century, Europe experienced national revivals that eventually led to the creation of the modern nation-states and artists had a significant influence over these processes. The activities were particularly vivid at the end of 18th and beginning of the 19th century, and national revivals always had strong cultural characters where national identities were formed based on national culture that was often constructed by intellectuals. In a majority of cases, language played an important role, and national activists were writing grammars, patriotic songs, and newspaper articles in local languages, which were often constructed using one local dialect used among peasantry. Vast majority of literature concentrates on the influence of media and intellectuals in nation integration process; however, theatres also had an important role in preservation and creation of national identities, which is why theatres proud themselves of being cradles of national culture(s). This applies to theatres in countries with long statehood, as well as to newly founded countries or countries that got their theatres only in 20th century.


Papers are invited (but not limited to) for the following themes:


Role of theatres in preservation and creation of national identities

Theatres and national movements

Theatres and 19th century European nationalism

Theatres during the WWII

Role of theatres in post-national condition

Popularity of theatres

Theatres vs film: performance and visual identities

Theatres and cultural policy

Theatres in national tourist offers


We invite papers from all disciplines in social sciences and humanities. Historical perspectives are particularly welcome. Abstracts should be sent to by 10 April 2015.


The Centre established a peer review journal, and a working paper series. Conference papers will be considered.


We welcome paper proposals from scholars, NGO activists, Master and PhD students, and independent researchers.


The conference fee is EUR 290, and it includes


The registration fee

Conference bag and folder with materials

Conference publication

Access to the newsletter, and electronic editions of the Centre

Opportunity for participating in future activities of the Centre (research & co-editing volumes)

Discount towards participation fee for future conferences

Meals during both days of the conference

Certificate of attendance


Centre for Research in Humanities and Social Sciences is a private institution founded in Croatia (EU). We selected Austria as a place for hosting conferences due to Austria’s favourable geographic position, and liberal Visa regime for conference participants with EU Visa requirements. The Centre is eligible for providing Visa letter for Austria to non-EU conference participants, and we are pleased to emphasise that all Visa applications in 2014 were successful.


Unfortunately, the Centre has no available funds for covering transport and accommodation in Austria.

Participants are responsible for finding funding to cover transportation and accommodation costs during the whole period of the conference.


The Centre will not discriminate based on the origin and/or methodological/paradigmatic approach of prospective conference participants. Conference drinks, coffee breaks, lunches and dinners are covered for both days of the conference.




*** OPEN CALLS ***


Journal of Religion and Culture: submissions are opened!


Working Paper Series: submissions are opened! 






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Centre for Research in Social Sciences and Humanities is a private institution registered in Croatia.


Our goal is to encourage work in fields of religion and wider cultural studies by organizing conferences, and through our publishing activities.


We are registered, among others, for conducting research in fields of History, Sociology, Religion, Culture, and Musicology, organizing conferences and seminars, as well as publishing activities.








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