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Crossroads in Cultural Studies

1-4 July 2014

Tampere, Finland | University of Tampere


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).

The first Crossroads conference was organized in Tampere in 1996. The conference will thus be traveling back to its roots to celebrate the tenth Crossroads in Cultural Studies. Situated between two lakes, Tampere is the largest inland city in the Nordic countries. The city is easily accessible by direct flights from European cities and by train/bus from the capital Helsinki. The venue of the conference will be the Tampere Hall, recognized as the best congress centre in Finland.


All topics relevant to Cultural Studies are welcome. Here are some suggested topics listed as food for thought:

- affect, body, materiality, power, transnationalism,
- senses, cultural economy, mobility, performativity,
- class, cultural geographies, cultural practices,
- alternative futures, alternative knowledges, crisis


The first call for sessions and individual papers is now open. Check the submission guidelines and submit a proposal online at the conference website before August 30th, 2013. The second call (especially for individual papers) will be issued in September.

ACS Assistance Program for Crossroads 2014.* The Association for Cultural Studies will offer a small number of grants to assist participants from ACS under-represented regions with travel accommodation or registration expenses. Please see the conference website ("registration") for more info.


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