Centre for Research in Social Sciences and Humanities



Centre for Research in Social Sciences and Humanities

International Conference on Culture and Cultural policies

24-25.04. 2014

Venue: ***** Hotel Le Meridien Wien, Opernring 13, 10 10 Vienna, Austria


Call for papers for panel: DANCE AND CULTURAL POLICY


In history, dance has contributed towards creating friendship and understanding. For example, in newly founded communities of British settlers in Australia dancing helped newcomers to interact with locals and establish friendly relations. Some form of dance exists in social life since early days. For example, ballet as a formalized form of dance exists since 15th century Italy, and from Italy it spread to France and then other countries. At first, ballet was intertwined with opera, but theatrical ballet quickly found its place as an independent form of art. On the other hand, wider population developed traditional folk dances, which today form part of national cultures. Importance of dance is also seen in the fact imperial powers largely imposed theirs dancing traditions over countries they controlled. With the arrival of modernity, traditional and indigenous dances in many cases remained without appropriate attention, and dance as such remained outside of interest of wider public. This practice started to change during 1970s and 1980s with BBC championing increase in attention dance received due to its rich dance programme. However, even if dance became subject of interest, countries still remained uninterested in dance in cultural policies and promotion. This is changing too. For example, in 2012, Australian government published a Dance plan and in 2013 dance became part of Australia’s national cultural policy. The European Union also opened possibilities for funding programmes in improving the status of dance and working conditions for dancers under its Culture programme.Many countries are, increasingly, including dance as part of their tourist promotions where dance is presented as a part of national tradition (traditional dances), but also contemporary dances where countries are shown as dancing nations that follow international trends…


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


Dance and cultural policy – importance and perspectives

Place of dance in national cultural policies

Dance and cultural imperialism

Dance during the Colonial period

Indigenous dance

Folk dance

Dance and identity

Dance and theatres


We are inviting papers from all fields of social sciences and humanities. Historical perspectives are particularly welcome. Paper proposals should be sent to by 1st April 2014.



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.


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

Drinks and meals during both days of the conference

WLAN during the conference

Certificate of attendance


Centre for Research in Humanities and Social Sciences is a private institution founded in December 2013 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.


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.







*** 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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