17.04.2016.
International Conference "Reinvestigating Culture in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences"

International Conference
“Reinvestigating Culture in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences”
May 26th – 28th 2016
Faculty of Media and Communications, Belgrade, Serbia

Faculty of Media and Communications, Belgrade, Serbia and the Centre for Culture and Cultural Studies, Skopje, Macedonia, organizes International Conference “Reinvestigating Culture in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences”.

Book of Abstracts is available for download HERE.

Authors Guideline is available for download HERE.

Confronted with an urgent need for historical, political and societal acculturation of our times, this conference aims at re-questioning and inquiring the notion of culture itself. After the Second World War, the notion of culture emerged as a space to be contested, re-evaluated and diverged from universalistic and general claims to fixed identity, nationalistic and ethnocentric politics and deterministic uses and abuses in the socio-political, epistemological and artistic realms. Academic field of Cultural Studies has been developed during the second half of 20th Century, as an interdisciplinary field combining various approaches, from Humanities to Sciences – reflecting on dominant cultural knowledge and practices, as well as the effects of counter-cultural movements and initiatives on contemporary globalized and technologically mediated societies.
Our aim is to probe the subversive tendencies within and without the mainstream cultures, and to engage in the re-evaluation of cultural practices, cultural politics and cultural discourses that are reshaping our understanding of:
history and past;
identities, territories and borders;
the practices of inclusion and/or exclusion;
the constructions of space and place (cultural topography).

We wish to address the ways in which cultural aesthetics challenge inequalities organized around race, class, gender, and sexuality and to re-thinking the relations between politics and culture, hegemony and resistance, historical imagination and notions of utopian, anti-utopian, dystopian phantasms of community.
As such, we invite contributors to critically re-examine culture not only as a fixed “concept” but as transformative “process”, and to illuminate the micro-narratives that legitimate alternative, less visible, almost absent cultural practices, instead of grand narrative schemes we are all embedded in, especially in terms of constructions of the “epoch”, “generation”, and all forms of “belonging” and “becoming”.

As well as traditional academic style presentations, we also welcome creative submissions across all genres and forms, from independent scholars, cultural workers and artists.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to: 
Critical Theory and Cultural Criticism, 
History, archeology, anthropology, heritage and culture
Communities and Culture
Culture and Political Communication
Art and Culture
(New) Media and Culture

For more detailed description of topics please click here

Paper proposals

For individual paper proposals, 
please fill out the submission form (if you have problems filling the form, please download offline form in MS WORD format)
Submissions for individual paper proposals should number to 250 words.
 

Panel proposals

Panel proposals are also welcomed, particularly those organized by internationally recognized experts aiming to bring together researchers on key topics for an interactive discussion among the panel members and the participants. For panel proposals, 
please fill out the submission form (if you have problems filling the form, please download offline form in MS WORD format)
Submissions for panel proposals should include a 250-word abstract, for entire panel, and 250-word abstract for each presentation.
 

Important Dates and Fees

Deadline for abstracts submission:
 1 March 2016
Notifications of acceptance: 15 March 2016
Deadline for full paper submission: 1 October 2016
 

Registration and Fees:

Early registration (till 1 April 2016):
 € 120 / € 90 PhD students
Late registration (till 24May 2016): € 150 / € 120 PhD students
On-site registration: € 150 / € 120 PhD students

The registration fee includes: conference materials, an online publication of the abstracts, three meals and refreshment breaks.

All papers will be subject to peer-review. Full papers that have received a positive review will be published in online journal “Investigating Culture”. Selected papers will be published in the journals “Belgrade Journal of Media and Communications” or “Култура/Culture”.
 

Official languages of Conference are English, Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin, Macedonian and Serbian.
 

The Conference will be held on 26-28 May, 2016 in Belgrade, Serbia.

For any further information please contact reinvestigating@cultcenter.net.  

 

Accommodation:

Following are the suggestions for several hotels and hostels that have affordable prices and are located in the neighborhood of the Faculty of Media and Communications. Please note that the reservation and payment of the accommodation is solely your responsibility. 

- Jump Inn hotel  (download offer)
- Savamala Hotel (download offer)
- Kasina Hotel (download offer)

We have arranged the discounted prices of the accommodation for the participants of the conference. Please make sure to note this while booking the room: 

- Central Station Hostel
- Hostel Belgrade Jasmin


As for the transportation in Belgrade, you have two options:

If you are taking a taxi from the airport, be sure to take a taxi voucher at the desk (when you pick up you luggage and pass the custom control, you will exit and see the taxi desk in front of you). That voucher will protect you from overpaying the drive to the city center.

For instructions on how to buy the tickets for public transport, you can get information here.

In case you would be interested in exploring Belgrade, we are recommending the Belgradian website that might be helpful. You can search for sightseeing tours, night life, cultural events, food places, etc.


Looking forward to having you all here, in Belgrade.

OSTALE VESTI