Cultural Organizations: Between the Local and the Global (1880s-1960s)

The ERC StG Project MapModern - Social Networks of the Past: Mapping Hispanic and Lusophone Literary Modernity, 1898-1959 and the Global Literary Studies (GlobaLS) research group of the IN3 are pleased to invite you to the virtual conference: 'Cultural Organizations: Between the Local and  the Global  (1880s-1960s)'.

 

Venue

Online
Espanya

When

18/11/2020 - 20/11/2020 15.00h

Organized by

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Research group GlobaLS of the IN3

Program

Over the last few years, the study of cultural organizations has kindled the interest of a growing  number of researchers who work in diverse fields, disciplines, and perspectives—including  cultural and literary history, sociology and international cultural relations. Despite the potential  of this object of study, it poses several challenges given the polysemy of the term, the  heterogeneous realities encompassed by it and the disciplinary fragmentation from which  cultural organizations have been studied to date. In this sense, we lack a shared theoretical  framework that would allow us to consider their common features and articulate their  differences.

Within this general framework, we understand cultural organizations as: 1) organizations that  promote cultural transfer and thus facilitate the circulation of persons, ideas, and symbolic  cultural goods, 2) spaces that provide cohesion to national cultural fields by articulating the  relationships between the various actors in said space, but which can also enable international  projection; and 3) agents that favor the creation of transnational intellectual networks in a broad  sense. Certainly, international action in the cultural field can present different connotations  according to each culture’s position in the international arena: when it comes to hegemonic  cultures, foreign promotion may camouflage an imperialist project, while when it comes to  peripheral, non-state, or minority cultures, foreign promotion appears to be a necessary strategy  to compensate for a lack of economic and military power. This conference aims at analyzing the  strategies deployed by cultural organizations to internationalize a given culture and the  entanglements of public and the private actors in such framework. Methodological issues will be  also discussed, such as the challenges and possibilities of a transnational comparison or the use  of quantitative methods and social network analysis to approach this growing venue of research.

Full program below.

WEDNESDAY, 18 NOVEMBER 2020 

 

Opening address

15:00 - 15:15 h Diana Roig Sanz & Elisabet Carb.

 

Keynote speaker

15.15 h - 16.15 h Franois Chaubet (Universit Paris Nanterre) 'tat de l’art dans les relations internationales culturelles'.

PANEL 1. CULTURE & SOFT POWER

16.15 h - 16.35 h Kira Alvarez (Freie Universitt Berlin) 'Creating a Musical Bridge: The American Palestine Music Association (1932-1941) between the United States and Mandatory Palestine'.

16.35 h - 16.55 h Bianka Trtschel-Daniels (Bergische Universitt Wuppertal) 'The internationalization of monuments preservation in the GDR until 1969'.

16.55 h - 17.15 h Discussion

17.15 h -17.35 h Cyril Cordoba (Universit de Lausanne) 'Cultural or Political Organizations? The friendship associations with China during the Cold War'.

17.35 h - 17.55 h Kristina Jorgić Stepanović (Republički zavod za zaštitu spomenika kulture / Institute for the  Protection of Cultural Monuments of Serbia) 'The Little Entente of Women (1923-1939) – A Yugoslav Transnational Experience'.

17.55 h - 18.15 h Discussion

THURSDAY, 19 NOVEMBER 2020 

Keynote speaker
15.00 h - 16.00 h
Martin Grandjean (Universitat de Lausana) 'Using Network Analysis to Question the Concepts of Centrality and Periphery in Complex Historical Structures'.

PANEL 2. FOSTERING CULTURAL RELATIONS: STRATEGIES I

16.00 h - 16.20 h Adam Humphreys (European University Institute) 'The Development of the British Institute of Florence, 1917-1922'.

16.20 h - 16.40 h Florence Kauda (Universitt Wien) 'Promoting French Culture in Barcelona against the backdrop of shifting politics (1918-1950): Why capturing the Institut Franais de Barcelone’s agency demands a multidimensional approach'.

16.40 h - 17.00 h Elisabet Carb (IN3 - Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) 'Institutions of foreign cultural projection: an overview of the Catalan case'.

17.00 h - 17.30 h Discussion

17.30 h - 17.45 h Coffe break

PANEL 3. FOSTERING CULTURAL RELATIONS: STRATEGIES II 

17.45 h - 18.05 h Jorge Locane (Universitetet i Oslo) 'El Consejo Mundial de la Paz como institucin pionera en la internacionalizacin de la literatura latinoamericana'.

18.05 h - 18.25 h Yadira Carranza (cole Normale Suprieure) 'Lieux et figures de mdiation. Le rle de l'UNESCO dans la circulation de la littrature latino-amricaine'.

18.25 h - 18.45 h Discussion

FRIDAY, 20 NOVEMBER 2020 

PANEL 4. CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS IN THE LITERARY FIELD: JOURNALS 

14.30 h - 14.50 h Margarita Garbisu (Universidad a Distancia de Madrid) 'Las revistas del periodo de entreguerras como espacio de internacionalizacin de la cultura: Europische Revue y la Unin Cultural Europea'.

14.50 h - 15.10 h Mara Teresa Navarrete (Universiteit Gent) 'Mediation and cultural transfer in the literary network gora during the Franco regime'.

15.10 h - 15.30 h Discussion

Keynote speaker

15.30 h - 16.30 h Alexandra Pita (Universidad de Colima) 'Mxico en el mbito de la cooperacin internacional de entreguerras: redes intelectuales y diplomacia cultural'.

PANEL 5. CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS IN THE LITERARY FIELD: FORMS AND SPACES OF CULTURAL  SOCIABILITY 

16.30 h - 16.50 h Fatiha Idmhand (Universit de Poitiers) i Margarida Casacuberta (Universitat de Girona) 'Jos Mora Guarnido et Jaume Sabarts: deux mdiateurs culturels en Uruguay'.

16.50 h - 17.10 h Luca Di Salvo (Universidad de Buenos Aires) 'Notas sobre literatura transnacional a partir del Primer Congreso Americano Lingstico de Buenos Aires en la revista anarcosindicalista Timn (Barcelona-Buenos Aires, 1939- 1940)'.

17.10 h - 17.30 h Discussion

17.30 h - 17.50 h Margarida Casacuberta (Universitat de Girona) 'The Floral Games and The Literary Contests in Catalan (1859-1977): an institutionalizing and nationalizing device of transnational scope'.

17.50 h - 18.10 h Juan David Murillo (Instituto Caro y Cuervo de Bogot) '’Reducing books’ prizes in order to multiply them”: festival organizations and cheap series in the popularization of national literatures in Latin America, 1955-1960'.

18.10 h - 18.30 h Delia Guijarro (Universit de Paris-Nanterre/EHESS) 'Trois institutions l’origine d’un sous-champ transnational de la littrature jeunesse (1945-1965) : le rle des acteurs espagnols'.

18.30 h - 19.00 h Discussion

Closing remarks

19.00 h - 19.15 h Diana Roig Sanz (Ramn y Cajal Senior Fellow, ERC StG Research Fellow, IN3 – Universitat  Oberta de Catalunya).

 

This conference is organised by the ERC StG project ‘MapModern - Social  Networks of the Past: Mapping Hispanic and Lusophone Literary Modernity,  1898-1959’, led by Diana Roig-Sanz and funded by the European Research  Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation  programme (grant agreement No 803860). This project is also hosted by the  Global Literary Studies Research Group (GlobaLS), at the IN3-UOC, Barcelona.