2020 ENCATC Digital Congress


Bjarki Valtysson

Associate Professor in Modern Culture, Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Bjarki Valtysson is Associate Professor at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies at the University of Copenhagen and has a background in literature, cultural studies, and digital communication. Research interests include cultural, media, and communication policies and regulation, particularly in terms of the politics of digital media and networked cultures. He also researches the application and reception of digital media within the area of cultural institutions. Valtysson has published a book on Icelandic cultural policy and co-edited the anthologies The media and the mundane: Communication across media in everyday life (NORDICOM),  Technologies of labour and the politics of contradiction (Palgrave) and Cultures of participation: Arts, digital media & cultural institutions (Routledge). His latest book is Digital Cultural Politics: From Policy to Practice (Palgrave Macmillan), published in 2020.

Valtysson sits in the scientific committee for the International Conference of Cultural Policy Research and the Swedish Agency for Cultural Policy Research. He is a member of the editorial boards for the International Journal of Cultural Policy, the Nordic Journal of Cultural Policy and NORDICOM Review. Valtysson is the leader of the research group Digital Culture at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen.