APRIL 16, 2021

Abstract Submission Deadline:

FEBRUARY 19, 2021

Registration Deadline: 

MARCH 5, 2021

Full papers Submission Deadline: 

MARCH 12, 2021






CULTURAL STUDIES '21 / V. International Conference on Cultural Studies will be held in the form of an online event. 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 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. 


Cultural studies have been an innovative interdisciplinary field of research that investigates the ways in which culture creates and transforms individual experiences, everyday life, social relations and power. A broad understanding of culture as a generation of social change as well as a historical mirror, the conference explores the relations between culture understood as human expressive and symbolic activities, and cultures understood as distinctive ways of life. What demands attention is how culture constitutes diverse worlds and how it can be mobilized to change those worlds. Combining the strengths of the social sciences and the humanities, Cultural Studies Conference will draw on methods and theories from literary studies, sociology, communications studies, history, cultural anthropology, and economics. By working across the boundaries among these fields, DAKAM's Cultural Studies Conference will address new questions of today's world and hopes to develop flexible tools that adapt to this rapidly changing world.

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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

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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







Due to the COVID-19 pandemic conditions, the conference will be held online and the presentations will be uploaded to the website in the form of videos on the day of the conference. Participants will be able to follow the presentations in the order they prefer.

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. 

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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