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MARCH 27, 2020

In response to travel and meeting difficulties posed by the Coronavirus, we would like to adapt the circumstances by changing our Registration categories. Many of the applicants already planned their presentation and we would like to ensure to prevent any cancellation of their academic plans for the near future.


We are glad to inform you that DAKAM has added new VIRTUAL and POSTER options to the conference. As public health advice is to not meet in person, we will simply move to a fully virtual format and all registered delegates can present online. All Virtual and Poster presentations will be published on the conference web page.


For the CULTURAL STUDIES '20 conference you applied, the Regular Registration Category will from now on include a Virtual or Poster Presentation AND the publication of your work at DAKAM's IJAUS Journal. You can also choose just to participate in the Virtual category without applying to the journal. Regarding the journal publication, there will be an additional review process, and, in case of a rejection, you will be reimbursed.
VIRTUAL OPTIONS: Pre-recorded video | Short films | Powerpoint Presentation | Written Papers


Abstract Submission Deadline:

JANUARY 31, 2020

Registration Deadline: 

MARCH 20, 2020

Full papers Submission Deadline: 

MARCH 20, 2020






CULTURAL STUDIES '20 / IV. International Conference on Cultural Studies will be held at Nippon Meeting Halls in Istanbul. The conference is coordinated by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center) and will be organized by BILSAS (Science, Art, Sport Productions).

All abstracts are going to be selected according to double blind reviews and accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings E-Book with an ISBN number that will be given to you in a DVD box during conference registration.

We invite you to join us at the event in Istanbul and would like to emphasize that proposals from different parts of the world are welcomed.


For the publication opportunities, registration conditions and presentation instructions, please visit the REGISTRATION INFO page. For accommodation opportunities and city tours, please read the ACCOMMODATION & TOURS page. 

Participants can also apply to DAKAM's journal; INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES to be reviewed. For details please visit www.dakam.org/ijssis



Critical and cultural theory
Cultural Geography
Cultural History
Cultural Studies Pedagogy

Multicultural, intercultural and cross-cultural studies

Justice Studies

Critical Legal Studies
Linguistics, Language and Cultural Studies

Security Issues

Political Philosophy
Political Theory
Social CriticismGlobalisation and culture

Diversity, culture, governance
Borders and mobilities
Data cultures
Cultures and industries


Queer Theory

Gender, sexuality, and class
Race and racism
Migrant cultural studies

Environment and Society
Critical Political Economy
Sociology of Culture

Disaster, Conflict and Social Crisis
Sociology of Children and Childhood
Gender Relations in the Labour Market and the Welfare State
Work, Employment and Industrial Relations



Visual Arts and Contemporary Arts

Film and Theater in Culture

Art and Modern Life

Consumption and Pop Culture

Media regulation: from censorship to piracy

Consumption and everyday life

Public culture and cultural policy

Popular cultures and genres








NIPPON Meeting Halls in Istanbul


Nippon Hotel, Taksim, Topçu Caddesi No:6, Taksim, Beyoğlu, Turkey. Nippon Meeting Halls are located in the heart of Taksim, the cultural center of Istanbul and it is easily accessible by metro, taxi or bus. 


You can easily reach Nippon Conference Halls by walking from Taksim Square, which can be regarded one of the most central places in Istanbul.


From the airport you can directly reach Taksim by taking the white HAVATAŞ Buses. Taksim

is also accessible by many bus lines, yellow minibus lines or two different metro lines.


Here are some useful links for public transportation in Istanbul.

Click here for the Istanbul metro network map.

Click here for the transportation fares and cards.

Click here for general information on public transportation in Istanbul.



9:00 Registration
9:30 Opening Session

9:45 Keynote Lecture 1
10:15 Coffee Break

10:30 Keynote Lecture 2
11:00 Coffee Break

11:15 Session 1 & 2
12:15 Discussion

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Session 3 & 4
14:30 Discussion 
14:45 Coffee Break

15:00 Session 5 & 6
16:00 Discussion
16:15 Coffee Break

16:30 Session 7 & 8
17:30 Discussion
16:15 Coffee Break

17:45 Closing Remarks