CFP: Mobilising Cultural Studies – ACSIS conference Norrköping 19-21 June 2017

Mobilising Cultural Studies

ACSIS conference Norrköping 19-21 June 2017

Call for papers and sessions

In 2017, at the time of our 7th biannual conference, ACSIS (Advanced Cultural Studies Institute of Sweden) takes the initiative to re-think and re-conceptualize what cultural research means in the digital and global present. Today cultural research is challenged to respond to global complexities in the form of human displacements, geopolitical restructurings, climate change and digital media. It must also answer to the performativity of numbers presented by digital humanities to investigate big data sets and the demands for producing knowledge with a measurable impact in society and the academic community.

The conference addresses the possibilities and challenges for engaged cultural research by an open call for papers and sessions. Participants are invited to submit abstracts of individual papers for open sessions or to any of the parallel sessions listed on this web page.

The organisers will continuously add new sessions to the list.

Send a 150-word description of your paper or session to acsis-konferens@isak.liu.se . More information on the format is posted on ACSIS website.

The deadlines are January 15 2017 for sessions and February 1 2017 for papers.

Topics may be linked to any of the following, or other, areas. All critical cultural research is welcome at this conference:

  • Environmental humanities
  • Data cultures
  • The anthropocene
  • Migration and cultural change
  • Intersectionality
  • Politics of belonging
  • Digital humanities
  • Cultural studies and the arts
  • Consumption and everyday life
  • Museums and heritage
  • Human/non-human relations
  • Mediatisation of everyday life
  • Digital Media
  • Use and mis-use of culture

Confirmed keynote speakers:

  • Nicholas de Genova, scholar of migration, borders, citizenship, race, and labor.  De Genova’s new edited book, The Borders of „Europe“: Autonomy of Migration, Tactics of Bordering is in press with Duke University Press.
  • Elisabetta Costa is an anthropologist specialized in the study of media and digital media. She is now Assistant Professor at the Department of Media and Journalism at the University of Groningen. She was Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of Anthropology at UCL. Elisabetta Costa will present discoveries and insights from the WhyWePost project a global study on the consequences and impact of social media on people’s everyday life around the world. She will then introduce the results of her ethnographic research on the effects of social media in Mardin, a medium-sized town in southeast Turkey. The lecture will describe the social change brought by social media not as a linear and uniform process, but rather as the combination of contrasting transformations.
  • Dr. Astrida Neimanis is a Lecturer in Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney (Australia).  As Associate Editor of the journal Environmental Humanities (Duke UP), co-founder and Lead Group Member of The Seed Box, and co-coordinator of the COMPOSTING Research Group at the University of Sydney, she is committed to growing a next-generation field of environmental humanities that integrates its own feminist, queer, critical race, and indigenous roots. She has published, performed and collaborated widely on the themes of bodies, water, weather and other environmental matters. She is co-editor of Thinking with Water (2013), and her first monograph is Bodies of Water: Posthuman Feminist Phenomenology (2017). Astrida Neimanis will present work currently undertaking under the auspices The Seed Box: A Mistra-FORMAS Environmental Humanities Collaboratory. It is also part of her larger research program into waters as „queer archives of feeling“, funded in part by the University of Sydney and the Australian Academy of Humanities. The title of her talk is „Queer Times and Chemical Weapons in the Gotland Deep“


Stránka MedKult navazuje jmenovitě i obsahem na vrstevnaté štěpení kultury v různých prizmatech jejího zkoumání. Volně se proto zařazuje k termínům jako highcult, masscult, midcult, popcult a dalším, které slouží k pojmenování právě těchto kulturních vrstev. MedKult je platformou interdisciplinárního zkoumání napříč zejména dvěma obory, těmi jsou kulturální studia a mediální studia.

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