Art Markets : an Integrated Perspective

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Summer Program
June 24, 2019 to June 28, 2019
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Digital Humanities, Economic History / Studies, Law and Legal History, Social History / Studies

This summer school aims to provide the research community interested in the study of art markets with an interdisciplinary theoretical approach and methodological tools in line with the most up-to-date analytical methods.

About fifteen international specialists in art history, economics, law, sociology, finance, digital humanities from all over Europe and the United States will animate it in a spirit of exchange and sharing of knowledge

The training is scheduled to last five days, from June 24 to 28, 2019. Participants are invited to follow it in its entirety. It will be taught by some fifteen speakers, specialists in law, economics, finance, economic history, art history and sociology, all internationally recognized in their fields.
It will include theoretical and methodological interventions, open to confrontation and exchange of views. A certificate of attendance will be provided so that doctoral candidates can possibly have their participation validated by their doctoral school.

The mornings will be devoted to theoretical presentations built around concepts and themes central to the analysis of art markets. Specialists from different disciplinary fields will present their approaches in dialogue with colleagues from different backgrounds. As an extension of the theoretical courses, the afternoons will be devoted to methodological approaches in the form of interactive workshops offering practical exercises.
Visits and moments of conviviality will be arranged in order to reinforce the coherence of the group


The training is aimed at the entire scientific community - professors-researchers, researchers, post-doctoral fellows, doctoral students, staff of research support (ITA). It should also be of interest for experts and professionals active in the art market. It is open to all participants from Master 2 level onwards, preferably in a discipline related to the study of art markets: economic history, art history, economics, finance, sociology, law.


Due to the international nature of this training, courses and work will be conducted in English. This provision must not be blocking for participants. The expected level is limited to the ability to understand and be understood in order to be able to participate in exchanges. 

Deadline for registration : March 15, 2019

Information and registration on https://

This thematic school is organised by the LARHRA in collaboration with Université Libre de Bruxelles and Erasmus University Rotterdam. It has received support from the CNRS, IDEX Lyon, Université Lumière Lyon 2, LARHRA, College académique Sciences Sociales de l’Université de Lyon.

Contact Info: 

For any information, contact Sophie Raux, Professor of Art History, Université Lumière Lyon 2