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Volker Kirchberg - Chair

Chair of the ESA Research Network for the Sociology of the Arts

The Sociology of the Arts network was founded under the auspices of the European Sociological Association thanks to the efforts of Tia DeNora, Anna Lisa Tota, Robert W. Witkin, Jan Marontate, and other founding members who wished to promote creative collaboration. The first meeting of the Network was held at the 4th ESA-conference in Amsterdam in 1999. The key aim of the Arts Network is to promote collaboration and scholarly exchange between European-based scholars of the arts and non-European scholars whose work encompasses the arts in Europe, past or present.