Advisory Board

The general management structure includes seven work packages, a project Coordinator and work package leaders, as well as an Advisory Board and a bridging partner.

An external Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) will be in charge to monitor the scientific quality and consistency of UNCHARTED research outputs, and to review and discuss the deliverables produced.
The SAB will provide recommendations and suggestions to the consortium with the aim of enhancing the overall research strategy.

Six internationally renowned scholars, specialized in the fields of sociology of culture, cultural economics and cultural policies, will integrate the Board to provide support and advice on scholarly aspects concerning both theoretical and methodological dimensions of the project.

Advisory Board members

Name Institution
Discipline, Area of Expertise Country
lrike Hanna Meinhof
Southampton University Linguistic, Ethnography, Cultural StudiesUK
Professor Michèle LamontHarvard University Sociology of Culture USA
Philip Schlesinger
School Of Culture And Creative Arts, Centre For Cultural Policy Research, University Of GlasgowCultural Policies, Media and Communication, DigitalizationUK
Kate Oakley
School Of Culture And Creative Arts, Centre For Cultural Policy Research, University Of GlasgowCultural policies, cultural
Professor Helmut AnheierCentre for Cultural Policy, Hertie School of
Sociology and Political
Sociology, non-profit
Professor Michael HutterWZB Berlin Social Science CenterEconomy, Cultural economy, Social ScienceDE

Professor Ulrike Hanna Meinhof – Modern Languages Institute, School of Humanities, University of Southampton.
Modern Languages is one of the UK’s leading research and teaching institutes for the study of languages and cultures. Research in Modern Languages is focused in three interconnecting strands of study which combine arts and humanities with the social sciences, and cut across the traditional language divides of most modern language departments. These comprise: (1) the study of the languages and linguistics of different European countries with a strong emphasis on ethnography, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, and the language of the media; (2) cultural and literary studies, with strongly comparative and multicultural components; and the study of cultural memory; (3) social and political studies in Europe. The Research Centre in Transnational Studies includes an MA and an innovative four year taught PhD programme. Further information: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/ml/index.page
Ulrike Hanna Meinhof is Emeritus Professor of German and Cultural Studies in Modern Languages, University of Southampton, and former Director of the Centre for Transnational Studies. She holds a DPhil in Linguistics. Meinhof has wide-ranging experience in co-ordinating and conducting international collaborative research, funded by grant authorities such as the Anglo-German Research collaboration and the European Commission, among others. She served as an Executive Board member for the International Association for Applied Linguistics, on the ESRC’s Internationalisation Committee, on the Steering Committee of the AHRC programme Migration, Diaspora, and Identities, and is currently a member of the AHRC Peer Review College. Her main areas of research currently involve ethnographic research on cross-border communities on the former German- German and on EU external borders; multi-cultural capital cities in Europe; transnational musicians’ networks across Africa and Europe; multicultural networks and neighbourhoods in provincial regions and towns in Europe. She has published widely in this field, some key of this publications are Cultural Globalization and Music. African Artists in Transnational Networks. (2011); Borders, Networks, Neighbourhoods. Negotiating Multicultural Europe. (2011); Music and Arts in Action (2011, co-ed. with N. Kiwan) and Transcultural Europe: Cultural Policy in a Changing Europe (2006 co-ed. With A. Triandafyllidou).

Michèle Lamont – Department of Sociology, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University.
Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. The Center is the largest international research center within Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The mission of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs is to facilitate the production of pathbreaking social science research on international, comparative, transnational, and global issues by faculty and students at Harvard. The Center is structured to encourage the highest practical level of personal and intellectual interaction among a diverse community of scholars and practitioners. It is rooted in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences but incorporates colleagues from across the Schools of Harvard University. It is also distinctive in its recognition that knowledge is a product not only of individual academic research, but also of vigorous, sustained intellectual dialogue among scholars and non-academic experts. To stimulate this dialogue, the Center sponsors a wide array of seminars, research programs, workshops, and conferences. Further information: https://wcfia.harvard.edu/about.
Michèle Lamont is the Director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. She is a cultural sociologist, specialized in the sociology of inequality, race and ethnicity, the sociology of knowledge, of higher education, sociological theory and comparative and qualitative sociology. She is a Professor of Sociology and African and African American Studies and the Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies at Harvard University. She served as the 108th President of the American Sociological Association in 2016-2017 and she chaired the Council for European Studies from 2006- 2009. She is also the recipient of the 2017 Erasmus prize for her contributions to the social sciences in Europe and the rest of the world. Her scholarly interests center on shared concepts of worth and excellence, and their impact on hierarchies in a number of social domains. Other areas of interest include group boundaries, how members of stigmatized groups respond to racism and discrimination, how culture matters for poverty, disciplinary cultures, and interdisciplinarity. Her publications include the coauthored book Getting Respect: Responding to Stigma and Discrimination in the United States, Brazil, and Israel (Princeton University Press, 2016); a special issue of the British Journal of Sociology on “The Trump/Brexit Moment: Causes and Consequences”; and her ASA Presidential Address “Addressing Recognition Gaps: Destigmatization and the Reduction of Inequality,” published in the American Sociological Review. She has recently published (2018) “Cultural Sociology and China.” Special issue of The Journal of Chinese Sociology; (2018)”Addressing Recognition Gaps: Destigmatization and the Reduction of Inequality.” American Sociological Review.

Philip Schlesinger – School Of Culture And Creative Arts, Centre for Cultural Policy Research (CCPR), University Of Glasgow.
The School of Culture and creative arts is the leading research School in the University of Glasgow, excelling in critical, historical and practice-based studies in Art History, Theatre, Film and Television, and Music. History of Art was rated top in the UK by the Research Assessment Exercise of 2008, with 100% of our research within the ‘international’ band in terms of quality, with 85% being deemed ‘world leading’ (4*) or ‘internationally excellent’. The School is the Scotland’s leading centre for musical research, with 65% of our work recognised as world leading or internationally excellent. Theatre, Film and Television Studies is one of the top 5 departments in the UK, with 85% of our research classified as world-leading or internationally excellent. Its CCPR is a dedicated postgraduate media, communication and cultural policy research environment. The Centre is internationally networked in the academic world and has excellent relationships with policy makers, cultural agencies and the media and communications industries. Further information: https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/cca/research/ccpr/
Philip Schlesinger is the University of Glasgow’s inaugural Chair in Cultural Policy and directed the CCPR from January 2007 – 2013. He is a Deputy Director of CREATe, the RCUK’s centre for copyright and new business models in the creative economy, which is led by the University of Glasgow. He is currently Visiting Professor of Media and Communications at the LSE. He was previously Professor of Film & Media Studies at the University of Stirling and founding Director of Stirling Media Research Institute. He has been Professor of Sociology at the University of Greenwich, a Nuffield Social Science Research Fellow, a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute of Florence, and has held the Queen Victoria Eugenia Chair of Doctoral Studies at the Complutense University of Madrid. He was a longstanding Visiting Professor of Media and Communication at the University of Oslo. He has also been a Visiting Professor at the University of Lugano, and at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Toulouse, CELSA in Paris, LUISS University in Rome, the University of Salamanca, and a Visiting Scholar at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme in Paris. Currently, Schlessinger is co-investigator in the AHRC-funded Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre.
He was also lead partner in the project” “Cultural Creativity Strand, CulturalBase H2020-funded project” (2105-2017) and lead investigator, in The New British Film Policy”, a CREATe Work package (2015-2017). His most recent book is Schlesinger, P., Selfe, M. and Munro, E. (2015) Curators of Cultural Enterprise: A Critical Analysis of a Creative Business Intermediary. Palgrave Macmillan; his recently articles include (2018) “Cultural industries, nation and staten in the work of Renato Ortiz: a view from inside the Anglosphere”. Ciências Sociais Unisinos, 54(2).; Benchimol, A. and Schlesinger, P. (2018) Special Issue: 1707 and 2014: “The National Press, Civil Society and Constitutional Identity in Scotland” [Guest Editors]. Scottish Affairs, 27(1); Schlesinger, P. (2018) “Scottish communicative space and the uses of academic expertise”. Scottish Affairs, 27(1).

Kate Oakley – School f Culture And Creative Arts, Centre For Cultural Policy Research, University Of Glasgow.
Kate Oakley is Professor in Culture and Creative Arts at the School of Culture & Creative Arts, University of Glasgow. She was previously Director of Research at the School of Media and Communication, University of Leeds, Head of the Centre for Cultural Policy and Management at City University, London and a Visiting Professor at the University of the Arts London. Her research interests include the politics of cultural policy, labour in the cultural industries, and inequality. She came into academia following careers as a journalist, market researcher and civil servant and for 15 years she ran a successful consultancy and research business in the cultural sectors. She has been member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Strategic Review College, 2017-2018, and is member of the Advisory Board of CAMEo project, University of Leicester, since 2017, and member of the Creative Industries Council, Regions Sub-Group, since 2016.She has published widely in cultural policy including two recent books: O’Brien, D. and Oakley, K. eds. (2017) Cultural Policy. Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies. Routledge: London; Hesmondhalgh, D., Oakley, K. , Lee, D. and Nisbett, M. (2015) Culture, Economy and Politics: The Case of New Labour. Series: New Directions in Cultural Policy Research. Palgrave Macmillan: Houndmills, Basingstoke. Her most recent articles include: Oakley, K. , Ward, J. and Christie, I. (2018) “Engaging the Imagination: ‘New Nature Writing’, Collective Politics and the Environmental Crisis”. Environmental Values, 27(6); and Oakley, K. and Ward, J. (2018) “The art of the good life: culture and sustainable prosperity”. Cultural Trends, 27(1).

Helmut Anheier – Hertie School of Governance.
The Hertie School of Governance is a German private independent graduate school located in Berlin’s Friedrichstraße. An interdisciplinary focus and policy orientation distinguish the Hertie School’s research agenda. Internationally recognised academics make up the core faculty. Together with extended faculty, visiting faculty, postdoctoral researchers, research associates and PhD students they cover a broad spectrum of public policy issues in their teaching and research. First-rate publications and numerous international research projects with partner institutions are further highlights of research at the Hertie School. Further information: https://www.hertie-school.org/en/
Helmut K. Anheier is Professor of Sociology at the Hertie School of Governance. He served as President of the Hertie School from 2009 to 2018. His research centres on indicator systems, social innovation, culture, philanthropy, and organisational studies. Anheier is the principal academic lead of the Hertie School’s annual Governance Report (Oxford University Press). He also holds a Chair of Sociology at Heidelberg University and serves as Academic Director of the Centre for Social Investment. He is the Academic Co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum, a joint initiative by the Hertie School and the London School of Economics and Political Science. He received his PhD from Yale University in 1986, was a senior researcher at the Johns Hopkins University’s Institute for Policy Studies, Professor of Public Policy and Social Welfare at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Luskin School of Public Affairs, and Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and Professor of Sociology at Rutgers University. Anheier is author of over 450 publications, many in leading journals, and has received various international awards. Before embarking on an academic career, he served as Social Affairs Officer at the United Nations. Among his recent book publications are Nonprofit Organizations: Theory, Management, Policy (Routledge, 2014), A Versatile American Institution: The Changing Ideals and Realities of Philanthropic Foundations, with David Hammack (Brookings, 2013). Among his articles, he has recently published: Helmut K. Anheier (2017). “Civil society challenged: towards an enabling policy environment”. Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, 11 (2017-29).

Michael Hutter – WZB Berlin Social Science Center.
WZB Berlin Social Science Center. The WZB Berlin Social Science Center is research institute for the social sciences, the largest such institution in Europe not affiliated with a university. The Center is a research institute that conducts basic research on problems of modern societies in the globalized world. WZB’s research is theory-based, problem-oriented, often long-term and mostly based on international comparisons. Specific research areas include: 1) education, work, life chances 2) markets and choice, 3) society and economic dynamics 4) international politics and law 5) dynamics of political systems, and 6) migration and diversity. Further information: https://www.wzb.eu/en.
Michael Hutter is Professor Emeritus for the Theory of Economy and a former Director at the Berlin Social Science Center (WBZ), Germany. He is an expert in cultural economics. His recent publications include Hutter, Michael/Farías, Ignacio (2017): “Sourcing Newness. Ways of Inducing Indeterminacy”. In: Journal of Cultural Economy, Vol. 10, No. 5, S.; and Hutter, Michael (2015): Ernste Spiele. Geschichten vom Aufstieg des ästhetischen Kapitalismus. Paderborn: Wilhelm Fink Verlag.