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[ecrea] Call for Hosts: Crossroads in Cultural Studies 2014

Mon Oct 03 13:50:31 GMT 2011

Crossroads in Cultural Studies - CALL FOR HOSTS: 2014

For Immediate Release

The Association for Cultural Studies (ACS) seeks proposals from
individuals and institutions interested in hosting the biennial
“Crossroads in Cultural Studies” conference in 2014. Founded in 2002,
the Association for Cultural Studies (ACS) aims at forming and promoting
an effective worldwide community of cultural studies. It is intended as
a tool for building strong interdisciplinary and transnational
connections by offering meaningful meeting places for the great
diversity of committed scholars in this field. The ACS helps establish,
maintain and strengthen contacts between cultural studies scholars and
workers across different disciplines and within as well as between the
different countries and regions of the world, by spreading information
and encouraging collaborative work, facilitating the creation and
linking of local, national and regional cultural studies groups.

The most important event ACS organizes to achieve these objectives is
the Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conferences, which were started in
1996 in Tampere, Finland. Although cultural studies was becoming
increasingly international and multi-centered – or rather centerless
because of its virtual nature – cultural studies people had scarce
opportunities to see each other, to exchange ideas and to socialize. The
Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conferences were designed to fill this
gap in the cultural studies community. The Crossroads in Cultural
Studies Conferences are not organized around specific themes. Subthemes
inform plenary and spotlight sessions as well as individual panels.

The 2012 Crossroads conference will be held in Paris, France. Previous
locations include:
• Tampere, Finland
• Birmingham, England
• Urbana, Illinois, USA
• Istanbul, Turkey
• Kingston, Jamaica
• Lingnan, Hong Kong

Proposals should address the following details:
• Concept / vision for the conference (including its contribution to
regional and global development of cultural studies)
• Likely institutional support (financial, facilities, labor)
• Description of the main conference venue(s)
• Conference activities / format (including ancillary activities, such
as tours, receptions, etc.)
• Anticipated members of planning and program committees
• Schedule of important dates (for the overall planning of the
conference, publicity, CFPs, and the actual conference dates)
• Description of local facilities for travel / lodging / meals
(airports, shuttle buses, hotels, dorms, restaurants, catering, etc.)
• Anticipated budget
The overall proposal should demonstrate sufficient facilities and
support for at least 500 attendees for a span of 4-5 days.

Please direct any inquiries to:
The Administrative Secretary
(info /at/
Proposals should be submitted to (info /at/ by 15 January 2012.

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