About ACS

History | Board & Committees | Rules Founded in 2002, the Association for Cultural Studies (ACS) aims at forming and promoting an effective worldwide community of cultural studies. It is intended as a tool for building strong interdisciplinary and transnational connections by offering meaningful meeting places for the great diversity of committed scholars in this […]

Candidates for the ACS Board Election 2016

The ACS Bylaws call for an election of the association’s Board every four years, and since the current Board began its term in 2012, the time has come to elect a new Board. The bylaws state that the Board has one Chair and one Vice Chair, plus regional representatives as follows: Africa – 3 (one […]

The Third ACS Institute 2015: Precarious Futures in Bloemfontein, South Africa

The Association for Cultural Studies (ACS) is delighted to announce the third  ACS Institute, which will be held from 7-12 December 2015 at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa. The theme of the 2015 Institute is “Precarious Futures.” The ACS Institute will be a forum for critical discussions of important perspectives […]

Updates for participants

This post is a version of the email just sent to all registered participants on June 5th. SESSION PROGRAM: The first draft of the session program PDF is ready and online: http://www.cultstud.org/wordpress/?page_id=128 There will be changes, but we will try to keep everyone in the alphabetical session slot indicated or at least the same day […]

Confirmed paper participants

Below is a list of all papers accepted by the Academic Committee. It does not include session chairs, discussants or other registrees who do not have an individual paper at the conference. The paper status will be changed from “Proposed” to “Confirmed” upon completion of the proposer’s conference registration. The table below is updated weekly. The proposer […]

Facebook event open

Anyone interested in following the conference via Facebook can click and join the event page for Crossroads 2014: https://www.facebook.com/events/544359705644738. All official information will still be distributed here in the conference webpage (those who do not use Facebook needn’t worry about missing out on official information).

Spotlight sessions

Spotlight session 1: African Cultural Studies and/in Global Cultural Studies: Local, Diasporic, (Outer)Continental This panel addresses developments in African cultural studies, considered both in a glocal context and in the context of global cultural studies. Past arguments for an African origin of CS- Ngugi’s activist theatre; Senghor’s Negritude- have remained mere curiosities in so-called global […]

Invited speakers

Keynotes 1 & 2: Elena Trubina (Russia): Arendt and the сity: conceptualizing citizens, consumers and superfluous people Abstract: Early twenty-first-century Eastern Europe is witnessing the coexistence of emancipatory politics with the fast dehumanization of presumably civilized people, the collapse of the public sphere, and the domination of state bureaucracies. Hanna Arendt’s work on the spaces of […]

Hosting institutions

The 10th Crossroads Conference in Cultural Studies will be hosted by the School of Communication, Media and Theatre (CMT) at the University of Tampere jointly with the Society for Cultural Studies in Finland and the Association for Cultural Studies (ACS). School of Communication, Media and Theatre (CMT) at the University of Tampere The School of Communication, […]