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Workshops

2013-2014

Fall Workshop Series: Publishing and Libraries

  • Randal C. Picker: "The Mediated Book: eBooks and the Digital Library"
  • Penny Sebring and Eric Brown: "Teens, Digital Media, and the Chicago Public Library"
  • Garrett P. Kiely: "Après la Révolution: Publishing in the Post-Digital World"
  • Siva Vaidhyanathan: "The Human Knowledge Project"
  • Kathryn Zickuhr: "Books, Libraries, and the Changing Digital Landscape"
  • Alison Gerber: "Making Cents of Art"

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Winter Workshop Series: Breaking Boundaries: theory, practice, cities, and planning

  • George Lepauw: "Breaking the Box: Do We Need Arts Institutions in the 21st Century? The Case of Classical Music"
  • Kristen Schilt and Chase Joynt: "When Social Sciences Meet the Arts: The Process of Collaboration"
  • Julie Burros: "The Chicago Cultural Plan at Year One"
  • Brooke Flanagan and Hilary Odom: "Moving the Needle from Cultural Policy to Cultural Engagement"
  • Terry Nichols Clark: "Scenes: Cultural Dynamics of Neighborhoods, Chicago, Paris, Seoul, Tokyo, Lessons to Share"
  • Jennifer Novak-Leonard and Joanna Woronkowicz: "Working to Bridge the Gap: Linking Academic and Practitioner-based Arts and Policy Research"

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Spring Workshop Series: New Perspectives on Cultural Participation

  • Erika Dudley and Joane Friedman: " How the Civic Knowledge Project at the University of Chicago Forms Reciprocal Relationships with the Community through the Arts and Humanities"
  • John Michael Schert: "The Utility of the Creative Process"
  • Sunil Iyengar and Jennifer Novak-Leonard: " Arts Research & Data and its Chicago Connection: "Insights from the National Endowment for the Arts"
  • Steven J. Tepper: " Work and Life Outcomes for Creative Graduates: Myths and Realities"
  • Lynne Conner: " The Talking Cure?: A Theory of Social Interpretation in the Live + Digital Era"

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2012-2013

Fall Workshop Series: Topics raised by the Chicago Cultural Plan

  • Nick Rabkin and Ra Joy: "The New Chicago Cultural Plan: Looking ahead or a retread?"
  • Richard Evans: "The Real Work — New Practices for a New Era in the Arts"
  • Lynn Basa, Martin Atkins, Halena Kays, Onye Ozuzu, and Laura Shaeffer: "What Have Artists Got To Do With It?: Artists Respond to the New Cultural Plan"
  • Ian David Moss: "Solving the Underpants Gnomes Problem: Towards an Evidence-Based Arts Policy"

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Winter Workshop Series: What can you do with an interest in the arts and cultural policy?

  • Angelique Power: "So, you want to work at a Foundation? One funder's story"
  • Ra Joy: "Give Voice to a Creative State: The Future of Arts Advocacy in Illinois"
  • Karen Gahl-Mills, Joe Spencer, and Julie Burros: "With Arts at the Heart: Promoting artistic vitality in St. Paul, MN, and Cuyahoga County, OH"
  • Rebecca Parker: "Practicing Community"
  • Peter Linett: "Not Your Grandmother's Arts Scene: Cultural Change, Organizational Adaptation, and Social Research"
  • Susannah Engstrom: "Building a Midwest Cultural Capital: Professional Theater in 1960s Minneapolis"
  • Maria Kouri: "Economic crisis! Greece and the quest for cultural diplomacy"

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Spring Workshop Series: Cultural Diplomacy

  • Bill Ivey: "Starting Over: Reconfiguring American Cultural Diplomacy for the 21st Century"
  • Robert Albro: "Cultural Diplomacy as Creative Collaboration: Applied Humanities Networks and Post-Values Partnerships"
  • Morag M. Kersel: "U.S. Cultural Policy: People, Places, and Property in U.S. Foreign Relations"
  • Richard Kurin: "Saving Haiti's Heritage: Cultural Recovery after the Earthquake"
  • Deborah Lehr: "Egypt: A Public Private Partnership to Protect the Cultural Heritage of Countries in Crisis"
  • Brian T. Edwards: "Iran, Cinema, and the Curious Logics of Circulation"

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2011-2012

Fall Workshop Series: City Cultural Planning

  • Michael C. Dorf on the original Chicago Cultural Plan
  • Alan Brown on "creative capital"
  • Alan Freeman on the evidence base for city cultural planning
  • Robert Bruegmann on patterns in urban growth
  • Carl Grodach on the cultural policy of Austin, Texas
  • Jonathan Vickery on cultural policy in an age of scarcity

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Winter Workshop Series: City Cultural Planning continued

  • Drew Williams-Clark on mapping regional cultural indicators
  • Monika De Frantz on reconstructing contemporary Europe in Vienna and Berlin
  • Lawrence Rothfield on measuring the cultural vitality of scenes
  • Daniel Silver on cultural mapping
  • Eleonora Redaelli on authentic participation using GIS
  • Ann Markusen and Anne Gadwa Nicodemus on creative placemaking

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Spring Workshop Series: New Media and Evolving Cultural Networks

  • Libby Hemphill on social networks and cultural production
  • Patrick Jagoda on transmedia games
  • Eszter Hargittai in variations in online creative expression
  • Stephanie Pereira on Kickstarter art project policies and successes
  • Rebecca S. Graff on archaeology in the city of Chicago

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2010-2011

Fall Workshop Series: Museums

  • Suzanne Gaskins on cultural differences in informal family learning at a children's museum
  • Diane Grams on locality and art in Chicago
  • Cecilia Garibay on Latino families' leisure values
  • Tom Shapiro and Peter Linett on the multiple audiences of campus-based art museums
  • Steven Conn on the history of museum-building in the U.S.
  • Joanna Woronkowicz on cultural infrastructure in the U.S.

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Winter Workshop Series: NEA Reports and Discussions with Practitioners

  • Nina Simon on the participatory museum
  • Julie Burros on cultural policy from the perspective of the city of Chicago
  • Cheryl Hughes on the role of local arts agencies in a cultural policy setting
  • Ra Joy on cultural policy from the perspective of arts advocacy
  • Nick Rabkin with a preview of his NEA report on arts participation and attendance
  • Jennifer Novak-Leonard with a preview of her NEA report on a multi-modal understanding of arts participation
  • Deepa Gupta on cultural policy from the perspective of foundations

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Spring Workshop Series: Intellectual Property and the Arts

  • Adrian Johns on the history and politics of policing intellectual property
  • Gordon Quinn on Fair Use and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
  • David Beeman on constitutional boundaries of intellectual property law
  • Douglas Noonan on historic preservation policy in Chicago
  • Julia Rhoads on dance and intellectual property
  • William Landes and Anthony Hirschel on copyright and appropriation art
  • Carole Rosenstein with a national study of outdoor arts festivals

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2009-2010

Fall Workshop Series

  • Kevin Stolarick on understanding the economic composition of the arts
  • Santi Furnari on the planning and development of Millennium Park

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Winter Workshop Series: Ongoing CPC Projects

  • Betty Farrell and Maria Medvedeva on demographic change and the future of museums
  • Cheryl Hughes and Sarah Lee on careers in the cultural sector
  • Jennifer Novak-Leonard on arts participation
  • Vince Welsh and Yonghyun Kim on race/ethnicity and arts participation
  • Nick Rabkin on the arts and arts education
  • Joanna Woronkowicz on cultural infrastructure in the United States

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Spring Workshop Series

  • Ellery Biddle on internet policy in Cuba
  • Greg Sandow on the rebirth of classical music
  • Kevin Giglinto on arts marketing
  • Peter Linett on postmodern cultural institutions
  • Yue Zhang on the politics of urban preservation

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2008-2009

Fall Workshop Series

  • Steven J. Tepper on Chicago's crackdown on raves

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Winter Workshop Series

  • Tyler Cowen on the recent revolution in cultural economics
  • Jennifer Novak on measuring the intrinsic impact of the arts

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Spring Workshop Series: Controlling the Illicit Art and Antiquities Markets: Preventing Looting, Litigating Restitution Claims and Monitoring Purchases

  • Lawrence Rothfield on the looting of the Iraq Museum
  • Jeremy G. Epstein on resolving ownership disputes over art
  • Derek Fincham on a rigorous standard for the good faith acquisition of antiquities

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2005-2006

Fall Workshop Series

  • Richard A. Peterson on omnivorous arts audiences
  • J. Stan Barrett on P.T. Barnum's publicity techniques in the arts world
  • Stephanie Williams on issues affecting audience development among black Americans at major mainstream art museums

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Spring Workshop Series

  • Luis Herrera on engaging schooled and unschooled artists in neglected urban spaces

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2004-2005

Fall Workshop Series

  • David Grazian on the production of popular music as a con game
  • Michael J. Green and Rachel Barney on intrinsically scarce goods

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Winter Workshop Series

  • Thomas Smith on jazz musicians' earnings
  • Damon J. Phillips on recorded jazz as a musical innovation of the early twentieth century
  • Harrison C. White on the dynamics of arts markets
  • Donald Sassoon on the evolution of cultural markets

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Spring Workshop Series

  • Ann Markusen on the arts' hidden contributions to regional development
  • Richard E. Caves on organization and change in TV broadcasting
  • Normal Bradburn on the Humanities Indicators project

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2003-2004

Fall Workshop Series

  • Frédéric Martel on French and American cultural politics
  • Pierre-Michel Menger on the artist as worker
  • Jennifer Novak on the relationship between participation in the arts & the realization of benefits
  • Caryn Kuebler, Sarah Lee, and Jennifer Novak on measuring the arts & culture workforce
  • Arthur Brooks on economics and public broadcasting

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Winter Workshop Series

  • Jeffrey Milyo on social capital and support for the arts
  • Steven Tepper on incidents of public conflict over artistic and cultural expression
  • Katherine A. Giuffre on network analysis of relationships in the art world
  • Diane Grams on art production networks in three Chicago communities

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Spring Workshop Series

  • Lior Strahilevitz on the right to destroy valuable property
  • Richard A. Epstein on cracks in the foundation of copyright law
  • Adrian Johns on the nature of intellectual property in the mid-twentieth century
  • Martha Woodmansee on the concept of "authorship" and its connection to cultural dominance.

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2002-2003

Fall Workshop Series: Landmarks Preservation and Regulation

  • Richard Epstein on a conceptual framework for landmarks preservation
  • Brian Goeken on landmark designation
  • David Bahlman on economic incentives for historic preservation
  • Mark Schuster on the list as a tool of historic preservation

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Winter Workshop Series: Culture and Urban Amenities

  • Terry Clark and Lawrence Rothfield on culture and urban amenities
  • Neil Scott Kleiman on "The Creative Engine"
  • John Brehm on values, information, and American public opinion
  • Mark Stern on documenting culture's reach

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Spring Workshop Series: Price and Value in Cultural Policy

  • Roundable on "The Visual Art Critic" with Andras Szanto, James Elkins, and Andrew Patner
  • William Landes on whether twentieth century American art stands the test of time
  • James Pesando on the market for modern prints
  • Michael Rushton on earmarked taxes for the arts

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2001-2002

Fall Workshop Series: Contingent Valuation of Culture

  • Richard Epstein on the contingent valuation method of cultural goods and services
  • Don Coursey on empirical challenges of measuring cultural values
  • Cass Sunstein on predictably incoherent judgments
  • Robert Kling on contingent valuation applied to historic preservation

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Winter Workshop Series: Changing Cultural Policy

  • Mark Schuster on "Ephemera; Temporary Urbanism, and Imaging"
  • Michael Rushton on a transaction cost politics analysis of the National Endowment for the Arts
  • Michael Wakeford, Christopher Perrius, Siu Yuin Pang with a discussion of leadership succession in the nonprofit arts
  • symposium on cultural property, collecting and identity

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Spring Workshop Series: Cultural Policy and the Minority Question

  • An arts professionals panel with Sylvia Chivaratanond, Gregory Sholette, Carlos Tortolero, and Felisia Wesson
  • Hamza Walker on the Kara Walker controversy
  • Jesse Shipley on the performing arts and cultural policy in Ghana

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2000-2001

Fall Workshop Series

  • Carroll Joynes and Lawrence Rothfield on 'optimistic' and 'pessimistic' models of cultural patronage
  • J. Mark Schuster on the art and practice of comparative cultural research
  • Don Coursey on measuring the health of our common culture
  • Wu Hung on exhibiting experimental art in China

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Winter Workshop Series: Self-taught or Outsider Art & Large-scale Surveys

  • Gary Alan Fine on economics and identity in the outsider art market
  • Bill Landes on the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990
  • Kevin McCarthy and Arthur Brooks on the future of the performing arts in America
  • Maria-Rosario Jackson and Joaquin Herranz on art and culture through a neighborhood lens

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Spring Workshop Series: TV and the Public Interest & Comparative Cultural Policy Studies

  • Tyler Cowen on why Hollywood rules the world
  • Cass Sunstein on "republic.com"
  • Ariana Hernandez-Reguant on artistic labor, contractual citizenship, and the Cuban culture industries
  • Arvind Rajagopal on the violence of commodity aesthetics
  • Allen Feldman on public safety and the deformation of spatial citizenship in NYC

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1999-2000

Fall Workshop Series: Indigenous Property Rights

  • Elizabeth Povinelli on "National Policies of Cultural Recognition and the Asymptotes of Reason"
  • David Haddock on "Biological Arithmetic, Cultural Economics, and the Amerindian Termination Dilemma"
  • Rosemary Coombe on "Culture: Anthropology's Old Vice or International Law's New Virtue?"
  • Richard Epstein on "Conquest and Contract with Indigenous Cultures: A Partial American and New Zealand Comparison."

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Winter Workshop Series: Property Rights and Museum Practice

  • Patty Gerstenblith on "Museums, the Market and Antiquities"
  • Rob McLaughlin on "Refracting Rights Through Material Culture: Implementing the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act"
  • Cora Goldstein on "Constructing visual culture: the art policies of the Third Reich and OMGUS"
  • Craig Howe on "Sovereignty and Cultural Property Policy in Museums."

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Spring Workshop Series: Measuring Tastes and Values

  • John Brewer on trust and the art market
  • Douglas Greenberg, John McCarter, and James Wood on assessing the impact of museums
  • Tony Bennett on "Cultural Policy Beyond Aesthetics."

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