Current Issues in European Cultural Studies:
ACSIS Conference 2011
15-17 June 2011 at Louis de Geer in Norrköping, Sweden Organised by the Advanced Cultural Studies Institute of Sweden (ACSIS) in collaboration with the Association for Cultural Studies (ACS)
In June 2011 ACSIS arranged its fourth biennial conference on cultural research, this time on the subject “Current Issues in European Cultural Studies”. The conference provided an updated inventory of main issues in European cultural studies today, covering cross-European topics and trends as well as regional developments in East, West, South, North and Central Europe.
The program had three main levels. First, a series of plenary sessions dealt with selected key current issues for cultural studies that partly connected to European perspectives and partly reached beyond this geographic scope. Second, a set of spotlight sessions opened up for presentations and debates on the state of cultural studies in different regions of Europe, leading up to a final plenary discussing whether EU’s motto “united in diversity” is also applicable to European cultural studies. Finally, about 200 cultural studies scholars from all over the world came together to present their own research in more than 30 parallel sessions. You can find the details on the participants in the Statistics for 2011 and if you really like figures you find statistics for all conferences in Statistics 2005-2011.
You can find a program with all the plenaries and speakers under Conference Program and a short description of the parallel sessions under Parallel Sessions. A more complete account of all the sessions including abstracts for all papers can be found in the Program Book. During the fall some of the papers presented at the conference will be published at LiU Electronic Press. If you took part in the conference you are welcome to submitt you paper for publications. Read more under Conference Proceedings.
The conference was supported by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, Wenner-Gren Foundations, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of Linköping University and the City of Norrköping.
Senast uppdaterad: 2011-08-26