German Conference on Cultural Imperialism Planned for October, 2002

Conference on Cultural Imperialism

October 17-20, 2002, Trier, Germany

A two-day conference is being planned to be held in fall 2002 in Trier,
Germany, on Cultural Imperialism.

Contributions are invited from all relevant fields including history of
arts, architecture, history, popular music, the media, advertising and
PR, sociology, economics, political lobbying, WTO-GATS, food,
linguistics and others. Publication of the proceedings is intended.

The Conference on Cultural Imperialism (working title) will begin on
Thursday october 17, 2002, with diner and perhaps a first evening
session. We will have two working days, Friday 18 and Saturday 19, and
participants will depart on Sunday 20 October after breakfast. The
venue is Robert Schuman House, Trier, a well-equipped new conference
center above the city of Trier where participants will also stay
overnight. At this moment we think about a more symposium-like
(Friday) aiming at sorting out the multiple facets of cultural
imperialism and pulling strings together, and a public event on
aiming at media coverage. We will have three blocks for discussion:
Cultural imperialism in history,
(2) Present cultural imperialism, its
different aspects, working mechanisms and effects, and
(3) What are
alternatives (including European positions in WTO, IMF etc.).

Working languages will be German, English and French, with simultaneous
translation. A maximum of 50 participants are expected from all parts
of the world. We will try our best to raise funds for travel refunding
and for hosting participants.

If you are interested, please reserve these dates in your agenda and
send in your abstract in German or English, not more than 300 words, as
soon as you have made up your mind. Deadline for abstracts is end of
March 2002. Please pass this information on to other people who might

Bernd Hamm

Jean Monnet Professor of European Studies

Director, Center for European Studies

University of Trier, D 54286 Trier, Germany

Tel. +49-651-201.27.27, Fax 201.39.30