Tuesday, March 15, 2016


The Asian Conference on Cultural Studies 2016

ACCS2016

Art Center of Kobe, Kobe, Japan
Thursday, June 2 - Sunday, June 5, 2016





Abstract Submission Deadline: April 1, 2016
Registration Deadline for Presenters: May 1, 2016





Publish before a global audience. Present in a supportive environment. Network and create new relationships. Hear the latest research. Experience Japan. Join a global academic community.


This international and interdisciplinary conference will again bring together a range of academics and practitioners to discuss new directions of research and discovery in education. As with IAFOR’s other events, ACCS2016 will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education and beyond.


The Asian Conference on Cultural Studies will be held alongside The Asian Conference on Asian Studies and The International Conference on Japan and Japan Studies. Registration for one of these conferences will allow attendees to attend sessions in the others.







ACCS2016 Conference Theme: “Cultural Struggle and Praxis: Negotiating Power and the Everyday”







In this conference participants are invited to explore and question the ways in which cultural struggle characterises our present times. Given that culture is the fabric of meaning making, understanding its relationship to politics and society is crucial. Cultural struggle, for instance, alerts us to the political dynamics of how meaning making is controlled, contested and communicated through the core institutions of society such as media, education, law, medicine, government, the family, religion, the market and so on – all of which impact upon and influence everyday life.


Nowhere is the cultural struggle more evident than in questions of belonging, identity and mobility; refuge, exile and community. In the convergence of culture and narrative, the contemporary and historical story of the human condition is particularly marked by how power and the everyday are negotiated through the experience of displacement and dispossession or privilege and status. Culture, expressed, articulated and represented through sites and locales, practices, actions and values, identities and forms, histories and memories, myths and traditions, is a pivotal lens through which we are able to understand and interpret the way society works, and to see how power and the everyday intersect.


We hope and expect the 2016 conference theme to inspire a number of research avenues, and look forward to discussing ideas, findings and synergies, in this international academic forum.


We hope to see you at ACCS2016!
More information on our conference theme and sub-themes.
Abstract Submission Process




In order to present at the conference, your abstract must first pass a double blind peer review. Upon payment of registration fees, your presentation will be confirmed. Learn more about conference streams.

Deadlines
Abstracts submission: Extended to April 1, 2016
Results of abstract reviews returned to authors: Usually within two weeks of submission
Full conference registration payment for all presenters: May 1, 2016
Full paper submission: July 5, 2016
How to Submit
Register with our online submission system.

Create your account. Your email address will be used as your username and you will be asked to submit a password.
Submit your abstract of no more than 250 words, choosing from the presentation formats listed below (Individual, Poster or Virtual).
Submit well before the submission deadline in order to benefit from Early Bird rates.
Your proposal will normally be reviewed within two to three weeks after undergoing a double blind peer review. Those who submit near the extended deadline will usually receive results by April 15, 2016.
If your proposal is accepted you will be invited to register for the conference. Upon payment of the registration fee, you will be sent a confirmation email receipt.
Status of Submission
The status of your abstract can be checked by logging in to the online submission system. The status will be displayed in the "Your Submissions" area. If your paper is accepted, a notification email will be sent to the registered email address. If you do not receive this email, please contact us at accs@iafor.org.

You can return to the system at any time using your username and password to edit your personal information. If you wish your paper to be published in the conference proceedings, please ensure that a paper is uploaded through the online system by July 5, 2016.



Ways to Present

Oral Presentation (25 minutes)

The standard format for presentation. Oral presentations are 25 minutes in length.
Poster Presentation (90 minutes)

Poster presentations allow presenters to reach a large audience and engage interested participants directly. These sessions give participants a chance to network with other delegates who may be interested in similar research or other disciplines.
Virtual Presentation

Virtual presentations afford authors the opportunity to present their research to IAFOR’s far-reaching and international online audience, without time restrictions, distractions or the need to travel. Presenters are invited to create a video of their presentation which will be uploaded to the official IAFOR Vimeo channel, and will remain online indefinitely. This is a valuable and impactful way of presenting in its own right, but also an alternative means for those delegates who may be unable to travel to the conference due to financial or political restrictions. The same publishing opportunities apply to virtual presenters, with final papers being included in Conference Proceedings.
Following the conference, virtual presenters will be mailed a conference pack, including receipt of payment, certificate of participation and a printed copy of the Conference Programme.
The Vimeo channel will be referenced on all conference materials.
There is no limit to length or style but certain restrictions apply to files size and music selection. Guidelines and further information on creating the video will be sent following registration.
Please note that video presentations are to be created by the author. IAFOR does not permit live video conferencing.

We do not allow presentations by video-conferencing but presenters have the opportunity to submit a video of their presentation, which will be placed on the official video channel. Information on how to do this will be sent following registration.
Workshop Presentation (60 to 90 minutes)


A workshop is a brief, intensive course, lasting 60 to 90 minutes, which is led by an experienced practitioner, usually with a Ph.D. It facilitates group interaction and the exchange of information amongst a smaller number of participants than is usual at a plenary session.


Often a workshop involves problem solving, skills training, or the dissemination of new content or disciplinary approaches. Conference workshops are typically more instructional and interactive in nature than oral presentations and involve participants working with the workshop leader on a particular topical issue.
Panel Presentation (90 minutes)

As the organiser of a proposed panel, submit a proposal for the panel through the online system.
Panels must have at least four participants (including the chair).
All the panel participants must be listed in the submission, with the chair leader as the primary author, and the other presenters as co-authors.
If your proposal is accepted, you will be invited to register for the conference. Please ensure that you send the submission reference number to the other members of your panel and have them register in a timely fashion. Upon payment of the registration fee of all participants, your panel will be scheduled in the conference programme.
If you, as the panel chair, wish to publish a joint paper associated with the panel in the conference proceedings, please upload one through the online system.
If you and your panel members wish to publish separate papers, they may register individually and submit their proposals for review.


Review System and Scheduling Requests


Authors as Reviewers: A Reciprocal System

Our academic events would not be what they are without a commitment to ensuring adherence to international norms of abstract peer review. IAFOR relies on a large number of international scholars from around the world to contribute to a shared vision of promoting and engaging in international, intercultural and interdisciplinary dialogue, and if you are taking part in an IAFOR event, then that means you. Authors may be asked to review up to five abstracts for the conference. You are under no obligation to participate in this reciprocal system, but if you are selected to review, and undertake this task of grading abstracts for the the conference you will be credited in the conference programme.
Scheduling Requests


Requests for specific times and days for presentations are not usually alloweddue to the large number of participants. We ask that you reserve requests for religious reasons or other exceptional and unavoidable circumstances.


We hope that participants attend each day in order to have a rewarding conference experience. If you must put in a scheduling request, you may only request one black-out day -- one day to not present at the conference. Requests for specific days or times will not be accepted.


Scheduling requests will not be accepted after the registration deadline.


Conference Theme and Streams

Conference Theme: "Cultural Struggle and Praxis: Negotiating Power and the Everyday"


The conference theme for ACCS2016 is "Cultural Struggle and Praxis: Negotiating Power and the Everyday", and the organisers encourage submissions that approach this theme from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions across a variety of interdisciplinary and theoretical perspectives.


Abstracts should address one or more of the streams below, identifying a relevant sub-theme:


Sub-Themes:
refuge
mobility
social praxis
disability
education and/or pedagogy
the city
the nation
human rights
social justice
minor cultures
activism
technology
terrorism
identity
internet
media
law
popular culture
the family
gender, queer and/or sexuality
religion
curation/the archive
sport
place
creative arts
the ecological
the transnational/global
the economy


Submissions are organised into the following thematic streams:
Black Feminism
Critical Legal Studies
Critical Race Theory
Cultural Geography
Cultural History
Cultural Studies
Cultural Studies Pedagogy
Education
Gender studies / Feminist Theory
Justice Studies
Linguistics, Language and Cultural Studies
Media Studies
Orientalism
Political Philosophy
Political Theory
Queer Theory
Social Criticism
Sociology
Visual Culture







Conference Proceedings


Once you have registered, you can submit your final paper via the online submission system anytime until July 5, 2016.


Final papers are only accepted in a Microsoft Word .doc format. Please download our Final Paper Template and read the Final Paper Submission Guidelines.


The Official Conference Proceedings will be published online in a PDF formatunder an ISSN issued by the National Diet Library of Japan on August 5, 2016.






Publication and Licensing Issues

Abstracts, research papers, articles, video footage, images, and other forms of print and digital media will be made available by IAFOR to the general public on an open access, online basis.




By submitting to an open access agreement under Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution Non Commercial International an author or creator is hereby granting IAFOR an exclusive license for the full period of copyright throughout the world, including the exclusive right to publish, distribute, or communicate, their original submitted work in any IAFOR publication, whether in an online, electronic or print format, be that in whole, partial or modified form.




Authors retain originating copyright of their own work but through the act of agreeing to transfer the license to IAFOR under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Attribution Non Commercial International conditions allow IAFOR to take measures on behalf of authors against infringement, inappropriate use of an article, libel or plagiarism of any work, materials or content attributed under this license by other parties and allows IAFOR to monitor, uphold and maintain the integrity of an abstract, paper or article and its author once refereed and accepted for publication or public exhibition.




All publications and digital media produced for the conference will be openly archived on the IAFOR research archive.