Sustainable Development and Cultural Policy

The Bergen Summer Research School (BSRS) will offer its annual intensive PhD courses to students from around the world in June 17-27, 2019, and once again there will be a course on Cultural Policy. I look forward to planning and teaching the course.  

The theme of the 2019 program concerns the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which have important implications for policies concerning cultural heritage. Policies in this area impact an array of traditional practices, including music and performing arts, visual arts, language arts, customs and rituals.

More information concerning the 2019 Cultural Policy course will be posted here soon.

Below is part of the BSRS 2019 announcement:

How would you frame your research to make an impact on policies for a sustainable future? . . . . . There is an urgent need to connect research to the 2030 Agenda. Next summer, we select 100 PhD candidates to discuss and explore science advice with some of the best international practitioners. 

Applications are welcome starting December 1, 2018.

BSRS 2019 offers a series of parallel multidisciplinary working groups with top international lecturers, and cutting-edge keynotes to help you make your research play a role for a sustainable future. The research school is tied together by common sessions on cross-disciplinary issues, plenary discussions. writing and presentation skills.

Link for further information on BSRS:

Links to articles on previous BSRS (2018):
Link to previous BSRS (2018) Cultural Policy course website:

Link to PhD student projects from previous BSRS course (2018):

Link for more information about the SDGs:

*UPDATE (May 27, 2019): 
The outstanding PhD students selected to join this course in Summer 2019 are from Canada, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, South Africa, Brazil, Kosovo, Syria and Germany.

Below is an encouraging sign, a photo I took the last time I was flying in China. It shows that even corporations, in places like China, are seeing it as advantageous for their public relations to pledge support for the SDGs . . . .

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