IAFOR Cultural & Area Studies Conferences

Posted: December 24, 2015
Category: Specialist Area: Cultural Studies and Area Studies

 

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IAFOR’s programme in cultural and area studies is highly developed, with some of the world’s leading academic institutions coming together to celebrate the international, intercultural and interdisciplinary.

Working in partnership with universities such as Monash, Barcelona, Moscow State, Birkbeck, London, Lehigh, Northwestern, Indonesia, Waseda, and Tokyo, as well as such groups as the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia, IAFOR’s conferences in cultural and area studies are both academically rigorous and intellectually stimulating. We also ensure that there is a rich cultural programme that takes advantage of the location, whether in Kobe, Brighton or Barcelona, and we encourage the exploration of local arts, gastronomy, history and architecture.

The organisation actively supports culture and the arts, namely by organising internationally recognised awards for both documentary photography and photojournalism (IAFOR Documentary Photography Award) and documentary filmmaking (IAFOR Documentary Film Award), which are supported by leading institutions and organisations, including World Press Photo, the British Journal of Photography, University of the Arts London, RMIT and Medill, as well as its prestigious IAFOR Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award, which is supported by the Haiku International Association.

As well as being a great opportunity for meeting and interacting with some of the biggest names in the fields of cultural and area studies, our conferences create an intellectually challenging but friendly environment for the presentation and nurturing of new ideas, which is encouraging of the research synergies that drive new developments, and create new knowledge. We look forward to your very active participation.

 


 

Upcoming Cultural & Area Studies Conferences

 

5 Conferences Available



The Asian Conference on Cultural Studies 2017

Dates: June 1 - June 4, 2017
Location: Kobe, Japan

- Visit conference site
- Register
- Submit a paper

The Asian Conference on Asian Studies 2017

Dates: June 1 - June 4, 2017
Location: Kobe, Japan

- Visit conference site
- Register
- Submit a paper

The IAFOR International Conference on Global Studies 2017

Dates: July 14 - July 16, 2017
Location: Barcelona, Spain

- Visit conference site
- Register
- Submit a paper

The IAFOR International Conference on the City 2017

Dates: July 14 - July 16, 2017
Location: Barcelona, Spain

- Visit conference site
- Register
- Submit a paper

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IAFOR Research & Publications Associated with Cultural & Area Studies

Journals

The following internationally peer-reviewed open-access journals are published by IAFOR:

Conference Proceedings

IAFOR Conference Proceedings are open access research repositories which include the final papers of research presented at our conferences (submitted before the final paper deadline).

THINK

THINK, The Academic Platform, is IAFOR’s online magazine, publishing the latest in interdisciplinary research and ideas from some of the world’s foremost academics, many of whom have presented at IAFOR conferences.

 


 

Previous Speakers at IAFOR Cultural & Area Studies Conferences

 

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[Left to right] Angela Wong Wai Ching, Professor of Gender Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong; Yvonne Jewkes, leading criminologist from the University of Leicester; Gerard Goggin, Chair of the Media and Communications department at the University of Sydney and mobile technologies expert; A. Robert Lee, author, critic and broadcaster; Baden Offord, Handa Chair of Human Rights Education at Curtin University sits on a panel with Donald E. Hall, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Lehigh University.

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[Left to right] Koichi Iwabuchi, Professor of Media Studies and Cultural Studies at Monash, and Director of the Monash Asian Institute; Bill Ashcroft, renowned critic and theorist, founding exponent of post-colonial theory, and co-author of “The Empire Writes Back”; Svetlana Ter Minasova, Founding Dean and current President of the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Area Studies at Moscow State University; Hsiao-Chuan Hsia, Taiwanese gender rights activist and professor; Regenia Gagnier, eminent literary and cultural critic, and Professor at the University of Exeter; John Erni, Hong Kong activist, lawyer and academic.

 


 

Cultural & Area Studies Videos

 

 

IAFOR is committed to disseminating as much as possible of its presentations, interviews and original output, produced by and for the organisation, online, and available for all for free.

 


 

Events Associated with Cultural & Area Studies

 

As part of IAFOR’s educational mission we are prioritising documentary photography and filmmaking as uniquely powerful mediums to help inform and educate in ways that are very different and yet complementary to academic studies as forms of advocacy and activism.

The organisation runs both a documentary photography and a documentary film award, as well as an associated film festival in partnership with the Medill School of Journalism and the University of the Arts London.

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