Crossroads 2016 in Sydney, Australia

For the first time in its history, Crossroads in Cultural Studies is coming to the southern hemisphere. Hosted by the University of Sydney and Western Sydney University, the 11th International Conference Crossroads in Cultural Studies will be held in Sydney, Australia, from December 14th to 17th 2016, bringing scholars together in the beautiful summertime setting of Sydney University to engage with the past, present and future of cultural studies scholarship.

The Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference has played an important role in the creation of a global discussion of Cultural Studies. It has become a major international conference where scholars from all five continents gather regularly to exchange research, views, and insights. Organized by the Association for Cultural Studies (ACS), the Crossroads conference is held every other year in different parts of the world. Previous conferences have taken place in Birmingham (United Kingdom), Urbana-Champaign (USA), Istanbul (Turkey), Kingston (Jamaica), Hong Kong (China), Paris (France), and Tampere (Finland).

Registration will open in June 2016, through the University of Sydney’s conference registration pages.

The Association for Cultural Studies Assistance Fund
The ACS runs an assistance fund to support disadvantaged delegates. This involves grants to assist participants from under-represented ACS regions with travel, accommodation or registration expenses. These funds are limited. Full support cannot usually be provided and travel assistance takes the form of a reimbursement.

The primary eligible ACS regions are: Africa; Asia (and Middle East); the Caribbean; Eastern and Southern Europe (including Turkey); Latin and South America. Individual eligibility is based on place of residence and working situation, not nationality or country of origin. The selection process will be based on the merits of the case for assistance as well as the paper proposal. The selection committee reserves the right to prioritize the allocation of funds on the basis of need.

How to Apply
When you have submitted your proposal using the XR2016 online system (read submission guidelines) then you should email ACS at, expressing your interest in the Assistance Scheme. Your email needs to demonstrate your current employment situation and where you are currently residing. Make sure to use the same name as that used when making a proposal to the conference.

When proposals have been peer-reviewed the ACS will be notified of the accepted papers. Only accepted presenters are eligible.

If You’re Successful…
ACS will determine the amount to be awarded to successful applicants based on available funds (these vary according to conference registration numbers and the number of applicants). Individual grants will be used to cover your conference registration and ACS membership dues (where applicable).  Any remaining balance will be to you in cash at the conference in reimbursement of your travel costs.

The Fine Print
Please see more information on the ACS Assistance Program here.


Previous Crossroads conferences

Crossroads 2014 / Crossroads 2012 / Crossroads 2010 / Crossroads 2008 / Crossroads 2006 / Crossroads 2004 / Crossroads 2002 / Crossroads 2000 / Crossroads 1998 / Crossroads 1996

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