2nd UNICA "University, Culture and the City" Conference

29
May
31
May

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 2nd UNICA ‘University, Culture and the City' Conference: University as an Urban Cultural Institute was kindly hosted by Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski on 29-31 May 2017 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

 

The event followed the 1st UNICA “University, Culture and the City” Conference held at Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, 16-17 May 2016.

Find out more about the 1st Conference...

 

The Conference in Sofia focused on how cultural diversity can be implemented at universities and how scientific research and academic culture can open up to the city and become a significant factor in urban and cultural life.

 

The Conference was open to scholars, policy and decision makers and practitioners with experience and interest in the above-mentioned topic. The conference consisted of academic and policy oriented panels and aimed at addressing both theoretical and practical issues of the relationship between the universities and the city life.

 

Presentations

 

Session 1: Core Values at the Heart of the University, Culture and the City Cooperation


Session 2: Examples from the Capital Cities of Europe

  • How Does King’s College Engage with the Capital City Outside the University Walls? by Lucy SHACKLETON, Director, London Engagement, King’s College London
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships in the Domain of Culture: the case of Lisbon by João SOEIRO DE CARVALHO, Department of Musicology, School of Social Sciences and Humanities of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
  • Cultural Heritage as a Tool for Development by Todor CHOBANOV, Vice Mayor of Sofia


Session 3: Interaction Between Cultural and Academic Policies


Session 4: University and Cultural Actors


Session 5: Informed Cultural Policies: The Role of Cultural Research for the City and for the University

 

 

 

Programme

Download the programme 

 

List of participants

Download the list of participants (as of 17/5/2017) 

 

Practical information

Download the practical information guide HERE

 

Registration

The registration to the Conference is now closed. 

 

Save the date

Download the Save the Date announcement!

 

Call for papers

****This Call for papers is now closed.****

 

The Conference Organising Committee welcomes paper submissions covering the topics in line with the thematic strands detailed in the attached Call for papers document.

 

Please submit your application, including the title of the paper, a 250-word abstract and a short biography to Mrs. Slavka Karakusheva from Sofia Universtity at skarakusheva@admin.uni-sofia.bg.

 

 

Accommodation

The Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski has kindly pre-booked a number of hotel rooms for the participants from the UNICA member universities.

The following hotel options are available:

 

Hotel Arena di Serdica

Address: 2-4 Budapeshta Str, Sofia, 1000, Bulgaria

Rates:

Single Room: 125 euro

Double Room: 145 euro

Booking procedure:

Please book your room by writing an e-mail to reservations@arenadiserdica.com, quoting a Promo Code 'UNICA'.

 

 

Hotel Crystal Palace

Address: Shipka Street 14, Sofia, 1504, Bulgaria

Rates:

Single Room: 100 euro

Double Room: 120 euro

Booking procedure:

Please book your room by writing an e-mail to reservations@crystalpalace-sofia.com, quoting a Promo Code 'UNICA'.

 

 

Sofia City Hotel

Address: 6 Stara Planina Str., Sofia 1000, Bulgaria

Rates:

Single Room: 63.56 euro

Double Room: 74.12 euro

Booking procedure:

Please book your room by writing an e-mail to reservations@sofiacityhotel.com, quoting a Promo Code 'UNICA'.

 

 

Please note: Each participant is kindly requested to proceed with his/her own booking using the instructions provided above. Filling in the online registration form does not mean your room will be booked automatically.

 

More information

In case of any questions please write to: marta.rachlewicz@unica-network.eu

 

Dates: 
Monday, 29 May, 2017 to Wednesday, 31 May, 2017
Organiser: 
Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski
Venue: 
Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski
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2nd UNICA "University, Culture and the City" Conference
2nd UNICA "University, Culture and the City" Conference
2nd UNICA "University, Culture and the City" Conference
2nd UNICA "University, Culture and the City" Conference
2nd UNICA "University, Culture and the City" Conference
2nd UNICA "University, Culture and the City" Conference
2nd UNICA "University, Culture and the City" Conference
2nd UNICA "University, Culture and the City" Conference