Wednesday, March 16, 2016

ACCS 2016 - The Sixth Asian Conference on Cultural Studies

The final deadline to submit to The Sixth Asian Conference on Cultural Studies 2016, is April 1. Submit your abstract and join us in the beautiful seaside city of Kobe, Japan.

Held alongside the Sixth Asian Conference on Asian Studies and the IAFOR International Conference on Japan and Japan Studies, at the Art Center of Kobe from June 2-5, join us as we discuss this year's conference theme, "Cultural Struggle and Praxis: Negotiating Power and the Everyday" along with conference co-chairs Baden Offord, Donald E. Hall, Sue Ballyn, Koichi Iwabuchi, invited speakers and more.

To submit an abstract for presentation or participate as an audience member, please visit the website or contact us for more information.

Abstract Submission Deadline: April 1, 2016
Submit an abstract:
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Join IAFOR at ACCS2016 to:

-Deliver your research findings to a global audience
-Have your work published in the conference proceedings and considered for peer-reviewed, open access IAFOR Journals
-Benefit from IAFOR's interdisciplinary focus by hearing the latest research in Asian Studies, Cultural Studies, Japan Studies and more!
-Participate in a truly international, interdisciplinary and intercultural event
-Participate in interactive audience sessions
-Access international networking opportunities

-Discounts on registration fees are available for those able to pay registration fees early. Please see the registration page for details:

-If you have attended an IAFOR conference within the past year, or belong to an affiliated university or institution, we offer a 10 percent discount in appreciation of your support.

Conference Theme

The conference theme for ACCS2016 is "Cultural Struggle and Praxis: Negotiating Power and the Everyday", and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this theme from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of interdisciplinary and theoretical perspectives.

Abstracts should address one or more of the streams below, identifying a relevant sub-theme:


-social praxis
-education and/or pedagogy
-the city
-the nation
-human rights
-social justice
-minor cultures
-popular culture
-the family
-gender, queer and/or sexuality
-curation/the archive
-creative arts
-the ecological
-the transnational/global
-the economy

Submissions are organized in to the following thematic streams:

-Black Feminism
-Critical Legal Studies
-Critical Race Theory
-Cultural Geography
-Cultural History
-Cultural Studies
-Cultural Studies Pedagogy
-Gender studies / Feminist Theory
-Justice Studies
-Linguistics, Language and Cultural Studies
-Media Studies
-Political Philosophy
-Political Theory
-Queer Theory
-Social Criticism
-Visual Culture

Visit the conference website for further details:

ACCS2016 Conference Chairs, Keynote and Featured Speakers
For more information on our chairs and invited speakers, please see the website -

Professor John Nguyet Erni
ACCS2016 Keynote Speaker
Hong Kong Baptist University
Keynote Presentation: Negotiating 'Refuge': Humanitarianism for the 'Included-outs'

Professor Baden Offord
ACCS2016 Conference Chair
Chair of Featured Panel

Professor Koichi Iwabuchi
ACCS2016 Conference Co-Chair and Keynote Panel Chair
Monash Asia Institute in Monash University, Australia

Noriko Manabe
ACCS2016 Keynote Panel Presenter
Temple University, Japan

David H. Slater
ACCS2016 Keynote Panel Presenter
Sophia University, Japan

Megumi Yuki
ACCS2016 Keynote Panel Presenter
Gunma University, Japan

Shigeaki Iwai
ACCS2016 Keynote Panel Presenter
Immigration Museum Tokyo, Japan

Gon Matsunaka
ACCS2016 Keynote Panel Presenter
NPO?Good Aging Yells, Japan

Professor Emerita Sue Ballyn
ACCS2016 Conference Co-Chair & Featured Speaker
Professor Emerita and Founder/Co-director
Australian Studies Centre, Barcelona University, Spain

Dr. Seiko Yasumoto
ACCS/ACAS2016 Spotlight Speaker
University of Sydney, Australia

Professor Donald E. Hall
ACCS2016 Conference Chair
Lehigh University, USA

ACCS has two sister events around the world. If you are interested in attending one of them, please visit the conference websites for more information.

ECCS2016 - The European Conference on Cultural Studies -
Global2016 - The IAFOR International Conference on Global Studies -

About IAFOR and its global events

IAFOR welcomes thousands of academics to our conferences each year, which range in size from around 100 to in excess of 500 attendees. They do so because of the supportive and nurturing research environment, because of the unique networking opportunities, and because of the strength of the organization's platform.

Our conferences are meticulously planned and programmed under the direction of prominent academics to ensure that they offer programs of the highest level, and are also quite unique in the way in which they are supported by some of the world's leading academic institutions, including the University of London (UK), Virginia Tech (USA), Monash University (Australia), Barcelona University (Spain), Waseda University (Japan), the National Institute of Education (Singapore), and The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKSAR).

IAFOR's credibility has enabled it to become a genuine pioneer, and has grown to be the most respected and trusted organization encouraging international, intercultural and interdisciplinary study. The organization is a formative influence in providing new research avenues and visionary development solutions necessary in our rapidly emerging globalized world.

We welcome you to engage in this expanding global academic community of individuals and network of institutions, and look forward to seeing you at one of our future events, as we look forward to breaking new ground, together.

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