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					       2. UNeECC General Assembly Meeting and Annual
                    16-17 October 2008

                             „Whose Culture(s)?”


Thursday, 16 October 2008
Venue: Tate Gallery

11.00 – 12.30: Registration

12.00 – 12.30: Buffet lunch

12.30 – 13.30: General Assembly

13.30 – 14.15: Press Conference

14.15 – 16.00: Opening ceremony

1. Plenary address by Prof. Flora Carrijn, President of UNeECC
2. Plenary address by Councillor Steven Rotheram, Lord Mayor of Liverpool
3. Plenary address by Prof. Gerald Pillay, Vice chancellor of the Liverpool Hope University
4. Plenary address by Prof. Drummond Bone, Vice chancellor of the University of
5. Plenary address by Prof. Michael Brown, Vice chancellor of the Liverpool John Moores
6. Plenary address by Prince of Arenberg – to be confirmed

15.15 – 15.30: Coffee break

15.30 – 16.30: Plenary Session

1. Plenary address by Sir Bob Scott, International Director, Liverpool Culture Company
2. Plenary address by Mary Miller, Director, Stavanger 2008 – to be confirmed
3. Plenary address by Katalin Bogyay, State Secretary for International Affairs, Ministry of
   Education and Culture, Hungary – to be confirmed

16.30: Tour of the Tate Gallery

19.30: Conference Reception and Dinner at Liverpool Hope University Hope Park

Friday, 17 October 2008
Venue: Liverpool Hope University Hope Park Campus

09.15 – 11.00: Parallel Session 1

Session A:
European Capitals of Culture - whose culture?

- Dr. Simone Krüger, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool: Liverpool 08: place, culture and
identity in music

- Dr. Antal Bókay, University of Pécs, Pécs: Culture and city in the 21st century

- Luc van Doorslaer, Lessius University College, Antwerpen: Centre vs. periphery In the ECC's,
analysing the ECC exposure in european media

- Enrico Tommarchi, Iuav University, Venice: ECC candidacy as a catalyst for long-term
development processes

Session B:
European Capitals of Culture and their impact on culture(s)

- Drs. Phil. Marc Delbarge, Lessius University College, Antwerpen: The European Capitals of
Culture, their past, the future of Europe and the actual European awareness policy: The cases of
Salamanca and Bruges

- Tímea Németh, University of Pécs, Pécs: A longitudinal study on the intercultural impact of student
mobility programs at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pécs, Hungary

- Alexandre Frey Pinto de Almeida, University Fernando Pessoa, Porto: Contrasting patterns of
communication in Portuguese and Brazilian culture – how they interact at Porto

- Rahim Kaviani, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur: Creative talking among cultures
Session C:
Events and culture (non-academic track)

- Vladimiras Grazulis, Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius: Vilnius - cultural heritage nurturing city
(of the 2009 European Capitals of Culture context)

- Hilmar Rommetvedt, University of Stavanger, Stavanger: Stavanger as European Capital of
Culture 2008: citizens‟ expectations and evaluations

- Erika Hancz, University of Pécs, Pécs: Researches on Ottoman Turkish architecture in Pécs

- Fania Pallikarakis, Cultural Organisation of the City of Athens, Athens: The Athens Documentation
Centre on capitals of culture

11.00 – 11.20: Coffee break

11.20 - 12.15: Parallel Session 2

Session A:
European Capitals of Culture - whose culture?

- Dr. Tina Patel - Dr. David Tyrer, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool: Studying „race‟ –
sociological engagement and employment prospects

- Dr. Péter P. Müller, University of Pécs, Pécs: Paradoxes in the mediation of culture for foreigners

Session B:
European Capitals of Culture and their impact on culture(s)

- Özlem Etus, Istanbul University, Istanbul: “Fostering inter-cultural understanding in pre-service
language teacher education programmes”

- Simona Romano, Iuav University, Venice: Globalization and material culture

Session C:
European Capitals of Culture - whose culture?

- Dr. Tomke Lask, University of Liverpool, Liverpool: Local cultural habitus on the map: evaluation
methods for cultural policy

- Dr. Helen Churchill - Dr. Mike Homfray, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool: Whose
culture? Gay culture in Liverpool

12.15 – 13.00: Lunch
13.00 - 15.00: Parallel Session 3

Session A:
European Capitals of Culture - whose culture?

- Eider Muniategi Azkona, University of Deusto, Bilbao: Immigration as a new source for the
construction of the European cultural identity. A sociologial perspective

- Çiğdem Kurt, Bosphorus University, Istanbul: A mirror of culture: how the centers of European
culture have affected its periphery using the example of French literature‟s impact on Turkish

- Ana-Karina Schneider, Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu: Minorities, borders, peripheries and the
discourse of Cultural Capital

- Prof.dr. Annick Schramme, University of Antwerpen, Antwerpen: European Cultural Capital -
whose culture?

Session B:
European Capitals of Culture and their impact on culture(s)

- Vishwas Maheshwari - Dr. Ian Vandewalle, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool: Sustaining
place brand identity: key construct for continuous economic development across the region – a study
of Liverpool‟08 brand campaign

- Sina Nitzsche, University of Technology Dortmund, Dortmund: Scousers are the culture! Counter
discourses on Liverpool‟s European Capital of Culture 2008

- Mindaugas Šapoka, Vilnius University, Vilnius: Essen, Krakow and Vilnius in comparative
perspective: contributing to a truly European history

- Dr. Juergen Mittag - Kathrin Oerters, Ruhr-University Bochum, Bochum: The European Capitals
of Culture as incentives for local/regional transformation and creative economies: tendencies −
examples − assessments

Session C:
European Capitals of Culture and their impact on culture(s)

- Paolo Fabbri - Franciscu Sedda, University of Venice - University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Venice -
Rome: Europe between civitas and polis

- Jan Brown - John M Phillips, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool: The ethics of place branding: a
study of Liverpool as Capital of Culture 2008

- Spyros Mercouris, Honorary President of the Network of Cultural Capitals of Europe, Co-ordinator
of the First European Cultural Capital – Athens 1985, Athens: Europe's cultural & political voice - the
role of Cultural Capitals of Europe
15.00 - 15.30: Coffee break

15.30 - 16.15: Roundtable discussion

16.15 - 17.00: Conclusion

19.00: Depart for Reception at Liverpool John Moores University. New Art and
Design Building

19.15: Gala Dinner

Saturday, 18 October 2008

09.30: Optional walking Tour of Liverpool

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