22nd ACEI Conference
The Association for Cultural Economics International (ACEI) invites you to attend its 22nd International Conference on Cultural Economics to be held in-person at Indiana University, in Bloomington, US, from Tuesday 27 to Friday 30 June 2023. The local organizer of the conference is the Center for Cultural Affairs at Indiana University. Conference website: https://go.iu.edu/ACEI2023
Following the title of the conference, Cultural Economics, Coming Together: Bridging Distances, Crossing Boundaries, we wish to celebrate meeting again and, at the same time, expand our study area to new frontiers, such as the extension of the meaning of culture to closely-related matters such as institutional aspects, cultural idiosyncrasy and diversity, as well as to consider the spatial dimension of cultural capital, which hints at the interaction of agents, shapes economic development and causes disparities. Finally, we wish to address the embedding of data science in the analysis and evaluation of culture. We encourage scholars to discuss and present papers on these and the previous topics.
The deadline for abstract submissions has passed. Registration is open for both presenters and nonpresenters. Learn more about registration here.
As an added incentive for attendees and to appeal to a wider ACEI community, two special issues are announced in line with the main conference theme:
Special issue in the Journal of Cultural Economics on the subject Spatial dimensions of cultural economics coordinated by guest-editors Silvia Cerisola, Politecnico di Milano, Italy and Christiane Hellmanzik, Technical University of Dortmund, Germany
Special focus in the journal Tourism Economics on the subject Heritage, tourism and local development coordinated by guest-editors Chiara dalle Nogare, University of Brescia, Italy and María Devesa Fernández, University of Valladolid, Spain
A workshop dedicated to young researchers will be held on the first day of the conference: 27 June. Graduate students (at masters or PhD level) are invited to present their research projects, work in progress, or full papers, which will be discussed among leading academics in the area.
During the conference, the ACEI will arrange:
- the Presidents' Prize -which recognizes the best paper presented by a young scholar in the conference;
- the Pommerehne Prize -an award for the best paper of the past two years in the Journal of Cultural Economics, and
- the Víctor Fernández Blanco Prize -awarded to the best full paper submitted to the Young Researchers Workshop
More information can be found below, and young researchers and scholars are encouraged to apply. ACEI will also provide a limited number of attendance grants with fee waivers and/or accommodation discounts. Details, together with the call, will be announced after the abstracts acceptance deadline.
Award for the best paper by a young scholar at the ACEI biennial conference.
Prize: USD 1,000 plus publication in the Journal of Cultural Economics (subject to revisions as directed) with special mention upon publication of being the Prize winner.
Eligibility criteria: At least one of the co-authors on the paper is a young scholar. This applies to all graduate students plus early career scholars who are within early stages of their career after recently completing their Doctorate.
Selection process: The Presidents’ Prize is determined by the more recent Past President, the current Present and the future President or President-elect of the ACEI. The 3 Presidents will meet with one or both of the co-editors of the Journal of Cultural Economics to select the winner.
To apply: Authors should indicate their desire for consideration at the time of submitting their full paper for the regular conference or the Young Researchers Workshop. There will be a checkbox on the paper submission form. Only complete papers (uploaded by 1 June 2023) will be considered.
Award for the best paper of the past two years (i.e., between the two biennial conferences) in the Journal of Cultural Economics.
Prize: USD 1,000 plus special mention of being the Prize winner.
Eligibility criteria: All papers published in the Journal of Cultural Economics over the period since the last conference at which the previous Pommerehne Prize was awarded Prize will be automatically eligible for consideration.
Selection process: The Journal of Cultural Economics Co-editors will recommend the Pommerehne Prize winner to the Executive Board of the ACEI for the Board to ratify.
To apply: All articles in the Journal of Cultural Economics are automatically considered.
Víctor Fernández Blanco Prize
Award for the best full paper submitted to the Young Researchers Workshop.
Prize: USD 500 and special mention during the ACEI Conference General Assembly meeting and on the ACEI website. Furthermore, the editors of the Journal of Cultural Economics jointly decide whether the winning paper enters the reviewing process for publication in that journal.
Eligibility criteria: Papers accepted for the ACEI Young Researchers Workshop (YRW) are eligible for this best paper award. The criteria correspond to the Aims & Scope of the Journal of Cultural Economics. The facilitator of the YRW and the editors of the Journal of Cultural Economics jointly determine the winner of the Víctor Fernandez Blanco Prize.
To apply: All full papers submitted by the deadline will enter the competition, unless the author of a paper explicitly opts out of the procedure (via email to the facilitator of the YRW before the full paper submission deadline).
- Luis César Herrero Prieto University of Valladolid, Spain (Scientific Program Chair)
- Douglas Noonan Indiana University, USA (Local Organizing Committee Co-Chair)
- Joanna Woronkowicz Indiana University, USA (Local Organizing Committee Co-Chair)
- Anna Mignosa University of Catania, Italy (Young Researchers Workshop Chair)
- Andrea Báez Montenegro Austral University of Chile
- Chiara dalle Nogare University of Brescia, Italy
- Tim Fry RMIT University, Australia
- Masaki Katsuura Meijo University, Japan
- Juan Prieto Rodríguez University of Oviedo, Spain
- Marta Zieba University of Limerick, Ireland
About the ACEI
The Association for Cultural Economics International (ACEI) is a membership organization that brings together scholars, industry, practitioners, and policy makers from around the globe that share an interest and understanding in research about economic aspects of arts and culture.
In addition to the current office bearers, the following ACEI members play an active role in the management of the Association and serve as members of the Executive Board.
About the Conference Partners
The ACEI 2023 Conference is made possible by the generous support of the following sponsors: