Conference Review: Art & Market: Alienation or Emancipation?

Art & Market: Alienation or Emancipation? (St. Gallen, November 2016)

International congress organised by the Research committee Sociology of Arts and Culture (RC‐SAC) of the Swiss Sociological Association and the Institute of Sociology of the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland)

Organising committee: Andrea GLAUSER (UNILU), Olivier MOESCHLER (UNIL), Valérie ROLLE (LSE) and Franz SCHULTHEIS, Patricia HOLDER, Thomas MAZZURANA (UNISG) Scientific committee: the above‐mentioned persons and Jens KASTNER (Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna), Alain QUEMIN (University Paris VIII) and Ulf WUGGENIG (Leuphana University, Lüneburg).

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CFP : Bankers and merchants as actors in North-Eastern Europe

Money, prestige and responsibility: Bankers and merchants as actors in economic, political and cultural networks in North-Eastern Europe 16th-20th century

[Abbreviated English summary, full German version here]

International conference organised by the Nordost-Institut (IKGN e. V.), Lüneburg, and the Institute of Art History, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, 28-30 September 2017

The merchant-banker of North-Eastern Europe has received relatively little attention as a pivotal figure in cultural history. Although the status of the banker has been studied in the history of economics and in socio-historical terms, the focus has mostly been on banks as institutions or on the bourgeois origin of bankers. The geographic or socio-political characteristics of the North-Eastern European regions have often been disregarded. Divided into three sections, this call for papers also looks for investigations of bankers as promoters of arts and culture.