This is an informal symposium as part of the research seminar programme at the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research.
In cultural research, any mentions of experts or expertise usually refer to art critics, art collectors, cultural intermediaries or consultants. In media and cultural research as a whole, including the works cited, the idea of the expert and expertise itself is not explored in great depth. Yet, being known as an expert is crucial to ensure regular work in a precarious and competitive cultural labour market. What does expertise mean to cultural and media workers? In what ways, and where, do cultural and media workers perform expertise? How can we, as cultural researchers, explore and conceptualise expertise?
The Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research (BCMCR) hosts this informal symposium aimed at putting expertise firmly on the research agenda.
All are welcome to attend this free event. Refreshments will be provided.