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The Netherlands, 1954
cultural scholar and policy maker

René Boomkens

René Boomkens is professor of social and cultural philosophy at the University of Groningen. Between 1998 and 2002, he was Extraordinary Professor of Pop Music at the University of Amsterdam. He published books on modern urban culture and development (his 1998 dissertation Een drempelwereld) and on globalization and culture (De nieuwe wanorde, 2006). His latest work is an introduction to cultural philosophy: Erfenissen van de Verlichting, 2011. Boomkens has been a member of the Council for Culture, the advisory council on arts and culture of the Dutch government, since 2006.

Published in

Journal Nexus

Nexus 52

Wat is groot?
Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 27

Het testament van de 20ste eeuw Deel III. Het vaarwel van de muzen

Speaker at

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Art and Greatness


14 June 2009 14.00 - 17.00 Muziekgebouw Amsterdam


Part I. Mass Democracy on Trial

What Is a Good Society?

13 November 2005 09.45 - 21.30 Passenger Terminal, Amsterdam