call for papers CULTURAL TRENDS SPECIAL EDITION Establishing an evidence base for the Cultural Olympiad: London 2012 Edited by Dr Beatriz Garcia, Institute of Cultural Capital By the time of the 2012 Olympic Games in London it will be exactly 100 years since[…]
Salon de Refuse Olympique Friday 30th September – Sunday 2nd October 2011 An Olympian marathon of salon debates for forthcoming book documenting and highlighting critical creative responses to the official London 2012 Olympic Games site[…]
A conference taking place at University of Northampton on July 13th will feature debates about the Cultural Olympiad as a core part of its agenda. The event is free and open to all. More information[…]
This week the London 2012 Olympic Torch was revealed to the public. The Olympic Torch Relay has become a major part of the Olympic cultural programme leading up to the Games and is perhaps the[…]
It is now over ten years since the Sydney 2000 Olympic & Paralympic Games and one of the most visible legacy projects of the Cultural programme is a prominent sculpture displayed in Olympic park to[…]
In January, participants at Birkbeck’s conference on the links between Barcelona 1992 and London 2012 were invited to an Olympic site perimeter walk during which we saw Jim Woodall’s ‘Olympic State’ artist project. This is[…]
A community of citizen journalists are beginning to take ownership over their participation at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. They are constituted by a number of our writers here and we’re working closely[…]
Days ahead of the LOCOG World Press Briefing, C@tO Editor Andy Miah is outlining a vision for the 2012 Games that draws together the nations and regions to collectively tell their story via citizen media. Find below the outline for #media2012. The proposal launch will take place on 4 Oct, 2010 in Manchester @ANDfestival (http://www.andfestival.org.uk).
The 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games provide an exciting focus for sociological analyses of the personal and public, local and global. The special issue, to be published in 2011, provides an opportunity to contribute timely reflections on the sociological interest and significance of this global event in UK and comparative context. This special issue aims to bring together strong theoretical, empirical and methodological contributions from across the field of sociology, demonstrating the ways in which the discipline can use the backdrop of the games to examine sporting, political, cultural, economic and global events.
Presentation by Editor Andy Miah for the British Library