Category: Cultural & Area Studies
Embracing Difference by Design: Virtues and Vices
In this Keynote Presentation from ACAH/ACSS2020, Professor Bruce Brown of the Royal College of Art, UK, speaks on “Embracing Difference by Design: Virtues and Vices”.
Precarious Futures, Precarious Pasts: Migritude and Planetarity
In this talk, Professor Gaurav Desai aims to think through “the figure of the migrant not just as someone who moves from one sociopolitical context – village, town, city, nation – to another, but to think through migrant experiences as they relate to larger planetary concerns.”
The Great Wall Story – The Way I Have Discovered It
“By reviewing a series of personal Great Wall explorations… I will show how diverse, personal, unconventional – and “foreign” – approaches have made significant contributions to the surprisingly narrow, Sino-centric and limited corpus of Great Wall knowledge, as well as popular understanding.”
Testimonies of Light: Photography, Witnessing and History
In his Keynote Presentation at ECAH2017, Dr Paul Lowe from the University of the Arts London discusses how the photographic image has engaged with the historical moment, from its inception in the mid nineteenth century to the present day.
Child Rights, Digital Issues and Cyber Safety
Professor Baden Offord of Curtin University and Professor Amanda Third of the University of Western Sydney discuss the impact new technologies are having on children’s rights.
From Minzhong (民眾) to Juzhong (聚眾) – The Rise of the Multitude in Resistance
Dr Angela Wong Wai Ching explores the possibilities of conception and re-conception of the multitude as a resistant force in late capitalist societies like Hong Kong.
The Internet – History, Human Rights & Potential
Professor Donald E. Hall talks to Professor Gerard Goggin about his research on the internet, how it has become an instrumental part of human rights, and the discussion surrounding it.
IAFOR – International, Intercultural, Interdisciplinary
The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) brings together influential academics and decision-makers from around the globe who have one thing in common: a desire to make a difference.
Convergence or Collision – Human Rights with or without Cultural Studies
Professor John Erni considers the conditions of possibility for overcoming the apparent non-correspondence between critical cultural humanism and rights, or between culture and law.
Interdisciplinary Education as Our Best Hope for the Future
Donald E. Hall explains the essential need for interdisciplinary education in the liberal arts and sciences – especially as informed by the humanities, the social sciences, the visual and performing arts and cultural studies.
In Between The Occident and The Orient
“By appropriating and re-contextualising traditional art forms gathered from other places, they were able to reinterpret their own cultural identity and thereby make a profound impact on their national consciousness.” Lord Charles Bruce reflects on the encounters of Europeans and Asians during the colonial period.
Through the Looking Glass: Home, the World and the Anthropocene
Professor Baden Offord draws on his cultural studies and human rights research to explore the compelling question of co-existence in the Anthropocene.
Gender, Citizenship and Empowerment of Marriage Migrants in East Asia
Professor Hsiao-Chuan Hsia of the Graduate Institute for Social Transformation Studies at Shih Hsin University in Taiwan discusses Gender, Citizenship and Empowerment of Marriage Migrants in East Asia at The Asian Conference on Asian Studies 2014.
On the Predicament of the Borderland Imagination
“It has been much discussed that the intricate process of globalisation brings about contradictory consequences.” Professor Koichi Iwabuchi discusses the Predicament of the Borderland Imagination in his Keynote Presentation at The Asian Conference on Cultural Studies 2014.
Cultural Studies as Activist Scholarship
Internationally recognised specialist in human rights, sexuality and culture, Professor Baden Offord, speaks with IAFOR Executive Director, Dr Joseph Haldane, about Cultural Studies as a discipline, its strengths and effects.
Queer Studies and Interdisciplinary Education
Professor Donald E. Hall of LeHigh University, USA, discusses the origins of Queer Studies, growing up in the deep south, and The Routledge Queer Studies Reader with IAFOR Executive Director, Dr Joseph Haldane.
Revolution, Transformation and Utopia: the Function of Literature
Bill Ashcroft discusses the function of literature in the twentieth century, and argues that literature, far more than the language of politics, has the capacity to speak to power by speaking beyond it.