'Cultural prescription': a growing focus for research

'Cultural prescription': a growing focus for research

Issued: Tue, 11 Apr 2017 14:57:00 BST

CREATe Deputy Director Philip Schlesinger gave the opening keynote lecture on ‘Why does cultural expertise matter?’ at the international conference on ‘La prescription culturelle en question/Investigating cultural expertise’, held at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme de Dijon. His talk focused on the current crisis of expertise in the public sphere, how institutions prescribe cultural agendas, and the diverse regimes of research that shape academic identities and agendas. The conference, which covered a wide range of cultural practices, from music to manga, and the tensions between algorithmic and actor-driven forms of prescription, was held on 5-7 April. The event was organised by the Groupe d’Études sur la Prescription. The conference proceedings will be published.