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Cultural Industries and Cultural Politics: Britain 1750–2000

Joint conference with Arbeitskreis Deutsche England-Forschung (ADEF), Part I
To be held in Mülheim/Wolfsburg, Germany

Arbeitskreis Deutsche England-Forschung (ADEF), Christiane Eisenberg (Berlin) and Andreas Gestrich (London)

Friday, May 2, 2008
Christiane Eisenberg (Berlin): Welcome and introduction: "The Cultural Industries: Structure and Aims of the Conference"
Wray Vamplew (Stirling): Keynote lecture on "Economic approaches to Sport and Cultural History".

Saturday, May 3, 2008
First panel: "18th Century: The Rise of Commercial Culture" (Chair: Andreas Gestrich, London)
Timothy Blanning (Cambridge): "The Business of Music and the Status of the Musician in 18th-Century Britain"
Ruti Ungar (Berlin/London): "The Commercialisation of Honour: Boxing in 18th-Century England".

Second panel: "19th Century: Operation of Business in a Modern Class Society" (Chair: Andreas Fahrmeir, Frankfurt/M.)
Peter Bailey (Indianapolis): "British Music Hall: The Business of Pleasure Revisited"
Klaus Nathaus (Berlin): "Sport Clubs in a Commercial Society – with a Comparative View of the German Case".

Third panel: "20th Century: Modernisation and Expansion of Business" (Chair: Christiane Eisenberg, Berlin)
Dave Laing (London): "The American (Dis-) Connection: British Popular Music after 1950" (cancelled)
Dilwyn Porter (Leicester): "Sport, Business and the Media in 20th-Century Britain".

Fourth panel: "Early 21st Century: The Cultural Industries as a Political Issue" (Chair: André Kaiser, Cologne)
Franz Brüggemeier (Freiburg): "The Creative Industries Concept and Cultural Politics in Contemporary Britain – a Historian’s perspective".