Intangible Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Development with a Special Focus on the Performing Arts

Guest Editor: Prof. Dr. Tiago de Oliveira Pinto, UNESCO Chair on Transcultural Music Studies, University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar/Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany

Submission Deadline: 1 March 2023

This issue focuses on the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage and its manifold implications, especially in relation to environmental and sustainable development. We welcome research articles, case studies, and essays from sociology, cultural studies, and performance studies in particular, that examine the aesthetic, cultural policy, and cultural management challenges that can be derived from the UNESCO Convention (2003) for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Contributions are solicited on the following topics:

  • What cultural policy challenges are cultural actors and institutions faced with in regard to preservation (‘authenticity’) and ongoing sustainable development of intangible cultural heritage?
  • What are the principles and criteria for inclusion in the UNESCO lists of “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity” and “Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding”?
  • What are the political implications of intangible cultural heritage in terms of heritage and tradition?
  • How does intangible cultural heritage change in everyday life and what creative and dynamic implications can be found in dealing with this heritage?
  • What influence do social transformation processes have on intangible cultural heritage? How can economic (e.g., touristic) impositions be dealt with?
  • What role do updates of intangible cultural heritage play in the context of cultural transfer processes (e.g., in migration societies)?
  • What possibilities are there to permanently preserve, disseminate, or even revive intangible cultural heritage?

Submission Deadline: 1 March 2023

Please see the Submission Guidelines

Submit to submissions(at)jcmcp(dot)org

Current Calls for Papers

  • Artists’ Narratives in Cultural Policy and Management Research

    Guest Editors: Simone Wesner, Birkbeck, University of London & Jane Woddis, University of Warwick

    Submission Deadline: 1 June 2022

    Artists shape policy and management processes integral to their career development and to their practice. As the main art producers, they are considered as decisive participants in artistic terms, but they remain side-lined in policymaking, and ...

  • Non-Visitor Studies and New Audiences

    Guest Editors: tbd

    Submission Deadline: 1 September 2023

    Audience and visitor studies are well established fields. Numerous journals and books address the audiences of museums, concerts, theaters, or film festivals. Research on non-visitors, however, hardly exists, although a large part of the population belongs ...

  • Systems, Bubbles, Fragments
    How Society Challenges Arts Management and Cultural Policy

    Guest Editors: tbd

    Submission Deadline: 1 March 2024

    Societies and the reception of arts and culture have been studied by (cultural) sociology for many years. Pierre Bourdieu, Paul Gilroy, Antoine Hennion, Eva Illouz, Niklas Luhmann, Richard A. Peterson, Andreas Reckwitz or Gerhard Schulze and ...