Cultural Policy Observatory of Ireland Lecture with Professor Eleonora Belfiore, University of Limerick

screen-shot-2016-10-30-at-14-54-13Wednesday 16 November 2016, 4 to 5.30pm
Registration/ tea and coffee: from 3.30pm
University of Limerick

The Cultural Policy Observatory of Ireland, in collaboration with the MA Festive Arts Programme (UL), is delighted to present a keynote lecture with Eleonora Belfiore, Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Loughborough University.

Eleonora Belfiore is Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Loughborough University. She has published extensively on cultural politics and policy, and particularly the place that notions of the ‘social impacts’ of the arts have had in British cultural policy discourses. With Palgrave she has published, with Oliver Bennett, The Social Impact of the Arts: An intellectual history (2008) and co-edited with Anna Upchurch a volume entitled Humanities in the Twenty-First Century: Beyond Utility and Markets (2013). More recently, her research has focused on researching the politics of cultural value, and she was Director of Studies of the Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural Value (2013-5), and co-author of its final report, Enriching Britain: Culture, creativity and growth, published in February 2015.

The event will be chaired by Dr. Victoria Durrer, Lecturer in Cultural Policy at the School of Arts, English and Languages at Queen’s University Belfast.

This lecture takes place as part of the Tower Seminar series organised by the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance. For further information on our seminars, concerts, and programmes, please visit

Free, all welcome. Please reserve a ticket in order to facilitate planning and catering:


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