Urban Legacies: Culture-in-Practice and Public Policies in East-Central Europe

Urban Legacies: Culture-in-Practice and Public Policies in East-Central Europe

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September 18-19, 2015

Center for Urban History, Lviv

Symposium promises a rare and stimulating direct engagement between cultural policymakers, practitioners and academics from and dealing with the East-Central European region. Over two days of formal and informal discussions, theory and practice will be brought into dialogue, and experiences from cultural functionaries in four key cities will be compared, contrasted, and shared. The central theme is how to deal with multicultural urban legacies in the present, using the cites of Lviv, Wrocław, Timisoara and Cluj as case studies.

This event is the third in a series organized as part of a wider research project at the University of Oxford, which examines how identities in the region have been formed and contested using an innovative definition of "sub-cultures". The Center for Urban History is a partner institution of the project and co-organizer of the symposium. For more on the project, see: http://subcultures.mml.ox.ac.uk or https://www.facebook.com/subcultures.oxford.

The symposium is co-funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council of the United Kingdom and CEELBAS.

Further information:
Robert Pyrah robert.pyrah@history.ox.ac.uk
Sofia Dyak s.dyak@lvivcenter.org

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