From GIMEC (Multidisciplinary Research Group in Cultural Studies) of the CEDCS (European Centre for the Promotion of Social Sciences – Alcalá de Henares, Madrid-) organizers of the First International Conference “CULTURE FROM A MULTIDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVE” that will take place from the  16th to the 18th of March, 2017, in the University of Alcalá de Henares (Madrid). We are pleased to invite you to participate with proposals, please submit abstracts for papers or posters.

The Multidisciplinary Research Group in Cultural Studies (GIMEC) has made connections between history, philosophy and biology, in order to address the discussion about Culture. Therefore, this Conference is open to accept any proposal, regardless of academic discipline, which relates directly or indirectly to Culture (culture understood in a broad meaning).

The Conference will include several sections:

Genealogy and origin of culture.
Communication and language. Art and representation.
The problem of place and the property. Educational culture.
Other proposals.
Proposals in the form of abstract or description of a poster can be submitted in English or Spanish (the official conference languages) and/or in other languages of Spain to, please, specify in the mail subject whether it is an abstract or a poster.

Registration fees:

There will be a main fee for any participant in the conference of 50 euros/person. For anyone unemployed the fee will be 15 euros/person. (Status must be certified with appropriate documentation).

For people registering posters, there will be no fees charged for participation.

Important dates:

Deadline for abstract submission: January 15th, 2017
Acceptance notification: February 1st-3rd, 2017
Conference registration: February 4th – March 6th, 2017
Conference: March 16th-18th, 2017
Deadline for paper submission: June 31st, 2017
The First International Conference “CULTURE FROM MULTIDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVE” organized by GIMEC will take place from the 16th to the 18th of March, 2017 in the University of Alcalá de Henares (Madrid). For more information please visit our website:


Best regards.

Organising committee CICM



Estimados colegas,

Desde el Grupo de Investigación Multidisciplinar en Estudios Culturales (GIMEC), del Centro Europeo para la Difusión de las Ciencias Sociales (CEDCS) y comité organizador del  Iº Congreso Internacional “LA CULTURA DESDE UNA PERSPECTIVA MULTIDISCIPLINAR”, nos complace invitarles a presentar propuestas de trabajo: Comunicaciones o Pósters.

Nuestro Grupo de Investigación Multidisciplinar en Estudios Culturales (GIMEC) ha combinado disciplinas como la historia, la filosofía y la biología para abordar diversos temas relacionados con la cultura. Por ello estamos abiertos a acoger cualquier propuesta, independientemente de la disciplina, que se relacione directa o indirectamente con la cultura entendida en un sentido amplio. Para enmarcar el congreso, desde la organización proponemos los siguientes bloques temáticos abiertos:

Genealogía y origen de la cultura.
Comunicación y lenguaje. Arte y representación.
La problemática del espacio y la propiedad. Cultura educativa.
Otras propuestas.
Las propuestas de resúmenes/abstracts tanto de comunicaciones como de pósteres deberán enviarse en inglés o castellano (lenguas oficiales del congreso) y/u otras lenguas del estado español a:

Precio inscripción:

La tasa de inscripción del congreso será de 50 euros/persona.

Para personas desempleadas se reducirá a 15 euros/persona (deberá demostrarse con documentación correspondiente).

Para las personas que presenten pósteres la inscripción será gratuita.

Fechas importantes:

Envío de resúmenes: Del 12 de Septiembre de 2016 hasta el 15 de Enero de 2017
Fecha límite de aceptación: 3 de Febrero de 2017
Inscripción al congreso: 4 de Febrero al 6 de Marzo de 2017
Congreso: 16 al 18 de Marzo de 2017
Recepción de papers: Hasta el 31 de Junio de 2017
El I Congreso Internacional LA CULTURA DESDE UNA PERSPECTIVA MULTIDISCIPLINAR (CICM) organizado por el GIMEC se realizará en la Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, entre el 16 y el 18 de Marzo de 2017. Para más información visite la página del congreso:

Saludos cordiales,

Comité organizador CICM

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2015 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

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Fourteenth International Colloquium on Nonprofit, Arts, Heritage, and Social Marketing


Fourteenth International Colloquium on Nonprofit, Arts, Heritage, and Social Marketing

 Colloquium theme:

“Excellence, Rigour and Relevance in

Nonprofit, Arts, Heritage and Social Marketing”

 Wednesday 2nd September 2015

 Guildhall Faculty of Business and Law, London Metropolitan University

84 Moorgate, London, EC2M 6SQ

 Prizes for Best Papers Sponsored by Emerald Publishing Ltd


(Please send your abstracts by email to:

About the Colloquium

 For over 15 years the International Colloquium has brought together researchers in Nonprofit, Arts, Heritage and Social Marketing from all over the world. Much has been achieved during the last 15 years, yet there remains a large amount of exciting fresh territory to be explored.


Colloquium theme


The theme of the 2015 Colloquium is ‘Excellence Rigour and Relevance’ in Nonprofit, Arts, Heritage and Social Marketing. Several issues are worthy of consideration in these respects. How, for example, can excellence be achieved? How is excellence measured? Should excellence be defined in relation to the academic rigour of a piece of research or in terms of its practical relevance? How can rigour and relevance combine to produce excellence in this particular domain?


Plenary speakers














Caro Howell                                      Rose Harding


Caro Howell, Director of the Foundling Museum, and Rose Harding, Development Director of Southwark Cathedral will demonstrate the power of thought-provoking collaborations with well-known contemporary artists such as Tracey Emin, Grayson Perry, Yinka Shonibare, David Mach, Angela Wright, and Edmund de Waal to connect with and inspire new audiences. For information on the Foundling Museum and the Southwark Cathedral see: and


How to submit an abstract


Submissions addressing issues related to the Colloquium theme are encouraged, although contributions from any other area of Nonprofit, Arts, Heritage or Social Marketing will be equally welcome.


Authors wishing to present a paper at the Colloquium should submit an abstract, which will be made available at the event. Authors responding to this call will be informed of decisions on their acceptance by 3rd July 2015.

All submissions should have a cover sheet that includes the following information:

  • Title of paper
  • Contact person’s name, institutional affiliation, mailing address, telephone number and email address
  • Names, institutional affiliations and email addresses of all other authors

The abstract should be in English and between 750 and 1,500 words in length. Please ensure that the text is in Times New Roman font style, font size 11, with single line (1.0) spacing. A suggested approach would be to include an overview of the theoretical context, research objectives or questions, research methodology, main findings and conclusions. However, we also welcome practitioner papers – the purpose of the abstract is to evaluate the quality and appropriateness of the paper to the intended audience.

Please send your submissions as a word formatted document to Manisha Pal at:

All submissions will be subject to a double-blind review process.

Participants are encouraged to draw on the feedback they receive at the Colloquium and to submit papers for consideration for publication in future editions of the International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing (John Wiley), Arts Marketing: An International Journal (Emerald), or Social Marketing (Emerald).


Colloquium fee


The fee for the Colloquium will be £90 for members of the Academy of Marketing and £110 for others. Payment may be made by a cheque drawn on London Metropolitan University or through the University’s online payment system.

Additional details of payment methods will be made available at a later date.


Information on nearby hotel accommodation will be provided at a later date.


For further information contact:

Manisha Pal

Guildhall Faculty of Business and Law, London Metropolitan University

84 Moorgate




Phone: 0207 320 1606


Important dates

Deadline for abstract submission: 12th June 2015

Decision on paper acceptance: 3rd July 2015

Registration deadline: To be announced

Conference date: 2nd September 2015


1st International Conference on Business Informatics and Modelling October 24-25, 2015

October 24-25, 2015

Online, Global

Welcome to the official website of the International Conference on Business Informatics and Modelling. The conference is to be held at Online, Global during October 24-25, 2015. The conference aims to promote the knowledge and the development of high-quality research in Business Informatics and Modelling fields that have to do with the applications of other scientific fields and the modern technological trends that appear in them, these fields being those of Business Informatics, Simulation Modelling, Business Modelling, etc.

All Conference related actions (submission, registration etc) are performed on-line by creating an account. After that, authors can login and have access to a number of tools for submitting a paper, proposing for a workshop, registering, send requests, manage their reviews etc.


The IC-BIM Invited speakers are Prof. Saulius Gudas and Prof. Rima Tamosiuniene. Details about the keynote and invited speakers can be found here.

During the 1st IC-BIM a special event named “Forum”, will be organised. During this event, invited editors from various scientific journals will be available in the Forum and have a round-table discussion with the participants. Details about this event can be found here.


useR! 2015 conference in Aalborg: June 30-July 3

useR! 2015 conference in Aalborg

Posted: 06 May 2015 10:17 AM PDT


The annual R conference bringing together users and developers
from academia and industry is going to be held in Aalborg, Denmark,
this summer, 1-3 July. The day prior to the conference 16 R tutorials
are offered free of charge to the participants. The list of topics include
dplyr, Tessera, Bioconductor, Grid graphics and RHadoop.

In addition to our six invited speakers (Thomas Lumley, Adrian Baddeley,
Di Cook, Steffen Lauritzen, Romain François and Susan Holmes) there will
be organised 29 oral sessions with talks ranging from business, science,
programming and teaching to more broad kaleidoscope presentations.
In addition to these 130+ oral presentations, shorter lightning talks and
posters will make up an interesting programme with R as the main theme!

The social programme of the conference include a welcoming reception
in the newly open House of Music on the waterfront and poster sessions
with drinks and light snacks accompanying the close 100 posters. The
conference dinner will take place in the second largest forest in Denmark,
where competitive games, such as long sawing, axe hurling and archery,
will take place prior to a delicious robbers’ banquet and good drinks.

The early registration deadline is May 10 with registration fees of:
€125 for students, €275 for academics and €425 for industry. After this
deadline an additional €50 (€25 for students) are added to the fee.

The fee includes conference participation, conference t-shirt, meals
and beverages during the conference, welcome reception and poster session.

Home page:

Register here:

We look forward to seeing you in Aalborg for useR! 2015

Best wishes,
Torben Tvedebrink
Chair of the useR! 2015 Organising Committee


International Symposium on Cultural Trajectories: Cultural Governance, What’s next?, held in Taiwan (National Taiwan University of Arts): 13-15 November 2015.

Call for papers for the International Symposium on Cultural Trajectories: Cultural Governance, What’s next?, held in Taiwan (National Taiwan University of Arts): 13-15 November 2015.

Event Holder: National Taiwan University of Arts (NTUA), Taiwan
Organize: Graduate School of Arts Management and Cultural Policy, NTUA Co-Organizers: ENCATC, the leading European network on Cultural Management and Cultural Policy Education

Taiwan Association of Cultural Policy Study Date: November 13-15, 2015 (Fri-Sun)

Venue: International Conference Hall, National Taiwan University of Arts & Taipei Artist Village

Participants: 150-200 Experts from Academic and Cultural Institutions Conference Language: Chinese and English

Paper submissions are invited for the “2015 International Symposium on Cultural Trajectories: Cultural Governance, What’s Next?”, which is to be held at the Graduate School of Arts Management and Cultural Policy at National Taiwan University of Arts from November 13th and 14th (at the International Conference Hall) to November 15th (at Taipei Artist Village) 2015.

In the second half of the 20th century, movements of heritage conservation and political democratization made strong impacts on state cultural policies. Going through dialectic currents of cultural hegemony/counter-hegemony, elitism/pluralism, and the pursuit of civil and social rights, citizens in Taiwan and around the world are now drawing their attentions to the fulfillment of cultural rights. Agents’ (including governments, cultural entrepreneurships, cultural institutions, not-for-profit organizations, and individual art-cultural practitioners) positions on, and engagements in, cultural affairs are shaping the central concerns of cultural governance study today.

Facing the ever complex global cultural scenario, how national/city cultural policies can be reconceptualized to meet the public interests has emerged as a key issue. “What’s Next?” for cultural governance, does not only question the heads of states, the chiefs of national and municipal cultural administrations, but also cultural entrepreneurs and practitioners who intend to engage in public art and cultural affairs. “2015 International Symposium on Cultural Trajectories: Cultural Governance, What’s Next?” is expected to stimulate responses and dialogues for people of various specialties. The following directions will form major themes of the conference:

1. Cultural Policy and Social Participation

After the UK shifted its policy focus to cultural industries in 1997, culture has become a medium to bridge the economic and social goals. 20 years after such a shift, what are the pivotal concerns of governments’ cultural policies today? Between the economic and cultural goals, which triumphs? Can intrinsic cultural values be assigned a critical role? And how can citizens get access to participate fully in the policy-making process? The Symposium asks, what’s the next step for cultural governance and social participation?

2. Cultural Industries and Art Markets

Cultural and creative industries have become the new economic model of the 21st century. Arts and culture combined with technology and commerce are utilized to prompt economic profits. In the 2010s, the US continues to spread its popular culture though Hollywood; Japan asserts its cultural impacts via the prosperous animation and game industries; while the Korea Wave has turned to be another global hit basing on the K-pop, TV series and movies. The branding

of contemporary artists, art auctions, art exhibitions, and cultural entrepreneurships, all contribute to a thriving global art market. Whether art/culture may play a creative and innovative role in the new economy has become the focus of debates. Dialogues of worldwide practitioners in cultural industries and art market will be encouraged in this conference.

3. Strategies for Museums, Exhibitions and Cultural Resources

With the boosting global mega-exhibitions, museums have become important sites for the presentation of public cultural expression. Contemporary museums are expected to engage and respond positively to social demands. And exhibition designs have to meet the audiences’ needs. Cultural resources on the other hand reflect collective memory and cultural identification. They convey symbolic connotations to the public. Since the establishment of museums and the development of cultural resources have become indicators for national development and progress, directions and policies for future development of museums and cultural resources are cardinally invited.

4. International Cultural Relations: New Initiatives in Taiwan, East Asia and Europe

International cultural relations and cultural diplomacy have played a significant role in raising the national cultural profile and soft power. Whilst information technology has shortened the distance of countries, it has underscored in sustaining local cultural characteristics. How do people in Taiwan, East Asia, Europe and the World build mutual understandings through international cultural engagements? Global and local cultural festivals not only shape the personalities of cities, they also prompt regional economic benefits. Yes, can professionals of city planning and marketing present the local cultural image authentically? Discussions on the interactive relations between arts and commerce, power and values, and global and local visions in international cultural engagements and cultural festivals, are invited in the symposium.

Paper proposals containing title, abstract of 300-500 words, contact information and affiliation should be sent no later than May 8th 2015 electronically to the following: For further details of the conference please visit the Graduate School of Arts Management and Cultural Policy website at, or The Forum for Arts Management and Cultural Policy website at Inquiries should also be sent to the Organizing Committee at the e-mail address above. Authors are advised to use the CMS (author-date) format in their writings. Final papers must be received no later than Oct 13th 2015 and should also be submitted electronically.

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“Los efectos sociales de las industrias culturales y creativas: midiendo lo imprevisto”. Las Industrias Culturales y Creativas (ICCs) se han constituido en la última década en uno de los sectores emergentes de mayor influencia en las economías avanzadas. Se trata de un clúster muy particular de industrias que generan, al mismo tiempo, conocimiento y valor comercial a través de la creatividad y la innovación.

Más información aquí.


Qualitative Longitudinal Research – an advanced workshop and conference, FLaG, Uni of Leeds, 8th and 9th June 2015

Dr Anna Tarrant

FLaG (the Centre for Families, Life Course and Generations) is now advertising a two day event all about researching relationships across generations and over time. An advanced workshop in Qualitative Longitudinal Methods is taking place on the 8th June 2015, followed by a one day conference, which is a tribute to Prof. Bren Neale (the Director of Timescapes) who is retiring (find out more here).

I will be presenting at the advanced training workshop on the first day about the methodological strategy I have been working on in the last few months, to conduct secondary analysis that explores the themes of men and care across two of the Timescapes datasets; Intergenerational Exchange and Following Young Fathers. I am really honoured to be presenting alongside some fantastic and inspirational sociologists including Prof Bren Neale, Nick Emmel, Ruth Patrick, Susie Weller, Sarah Irwin and Joanna Bornat.

The abstracts for each of the talks at…

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