We are very pleased to welcome two boundary-defying pioneers on a single stage. Both our distinguished speakers have achieved excellence in their respective disciplines to then cross the traditional divide between art history and social scientific work on arts and culture. Christian Huemer is an art historian by training, who is now a leading figure in the collection and quantitative analysis of digital databases on historical arts markets. Michael Hutter is a renowned cultural economist and sociologist, who will introduce aspects of his influential recent publication on the joyful economy. He includes in-depth discussions of creative works in a manner more familiar in the field of art history. Our speakers will inspire anybody interested in pushing disciplinary boundaries and thus develop novel insights into the cultural sector.

We are looking forward to a lively debate.
The event is hosted by Filip Vermeylen and moderated by Christian Handke.

16 May 2017, 14:30 to 17:00hrs (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Woudestein Campus, Van der Goot building, Room Shanghai (M2-12)
The event is followed by a reception with drinks.

Hosted by the Department of Arts and Culture Studies, Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication and with generous financial support from the Erasmus Trust Fund.