Babylon

Babylon, Center for the Study of Superdiversity

Babylon

The 6th International Conference on Multicultural Discourses


Multicultural Discourses

Following the past and recent successes of the International Conference on Multicultural Discourses, with the latest held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 2016, we have now decided to hold the event once every two years instead of three.

This means that the 6th International Conference on Multicultural Discourses will be held from October  23-25, 2018 at the Department of Culture Studies, School of Humanities at Tilburg University, the Netherlands. The event will be co-organized by – Babylon, Center for the Study of Superdiversity, affiliated to the same institution, and – the Centre for Contemporary Chinese Discourse Studies, Hangzhou Normal University, and hosted by the former.

Taking cultural discourse studies (CDS) as the central frame of reference, the aim of this international conference is to investigate the affordances, shortcomings, as well as unexplored potentials offered by the multicultural discourses as an intellectual movement when engaged with recent conceptual developments and areas of interest across the social sciences and the humanities.

Themes and domains of study

  • Western and Non-Western uptakes on superdiversity
  • Discourses of international relations and (anti-)globalization
  • Discourses of security, securitization and polarization
  • Discourses of development and democratization
  • Discourses of conviviality and conflict
  • Discourses of the arts transforming and reshaping metropolitan and rural public spheres
  • Discourses of the environment
  • Discourses of (online) literacy practices and their implications for (formal, informal and non-formal) learning 
  • Discourses of language ideology, migration and education
  • Discourses of political belonging and skepticism

Plenary speakers



Conference fee and registration

The conference fee will include coffee/tea/drinks/lunches.

  • Staff: € 230,- (early birds: € 150,-)
  • PhD Students: € 130,- (early birds: € 80,-)

Early bird rate available from 1 March, 2018 – 1 July, 2018

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Accommodation

Tilburg University can offer special prices at the following hotels:

Please note: In order to benefit from the special Tilburg University room rates, you need to make your reservation directly with the hotel of your choice (see email addresses). The special rates are not valid for bookings made through booking sites.

At walking distance from Tilburg University

Auberge du Bonheur ****

Bredaseweg 441
5036 NA Tilburg
Phone: +31 (0)13 468 6942

E-mail for reservations: receptie@bonheurhorecagroep.nl
!! When making your reservation, please refer to: reservation number 17.24925

Rates per night, including breakfast, excluding tourist tax
€ 99,00 (standard)

€ 109,00 (privilege)

Tilburg City Center

Mercure Hotel Tilburg ****

Heuvelpoort 300
5038 DT Tilburg
Phone: +31 (0)13 535 4675
E-mail for reservations: info@mercure-tilburg.nl
!! When making your reservation, please refer to: 6th Conference on Multicultural Discourses 2018 and the name of the hotel of your choice

Rates per night, including breakfast, excluding tourist tax
€ 102,00 (standard)

€ 132,00 (privilege)

Tilburg area

Ibis Hotel Tilburg ***

Doctor Hub. van Doorneweg 105
5026 RB Tilburg
Phone: +31 (0)13 463 6465
E-mail for reservations: groups@heuvelpoort.nl
!! When making your reservation, please refer to: 6th Conference on Multicultural Discourses 2018 and the name of the hotel of your choice

Rates per night, including breakfast, excluding tourist tax

€ 78,00 (standard)

Other hotels without a special Tilburg University rate

Tilburg City Center

Tilburg area

Outside Tilburg area





Conference secretariat


Tilburg University Office

Tilburg School of Humanities, Department of Culture Studies

Dr. Massimiliano Spotti and Ms. Karin Berkhout


Warandelaan 2

5037 AB TILBURG

The Netherlands


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+31 (0)13 466 3563

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multiculturaldiscourses2018@gmail.com


Hangzhou Office

Hangzhou Normal University, Centre for Contemporary Chinese Discourse Studies

Dr. Shi-xu and XIE Xiuting


Rm 19-201, 2318 Yuhangtang Rd,

Cangqian, Yuhang District,

Hangzhou, P.R. China  311121

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+86 (0)571 28867576

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19860922@zju.edu.cn




Abstract submission

The deadline for submission of an abstract (ca 350 words) is December 15, 2017.

Letters of acceptance will be sent out by February 23, 2018.

Submissions and enquiries can be addressed to: multiculturaldiscourses2018@gmail.com




Solidarity Awards

Grants

We offer a limited number of Solidarity Awards to junior non-tenured scholars (PhD and Post-Doctoral fellows) who might be unable to participate in the conference without financial support.

Background

Solidarity Awards cover conference fees related to your presentation at the 6th International Conference on Multicultural Discourses at Tilburg University. This is possible thanks to the funds made available by publishing house Multilingual Matters Ltd. as well as by the Department of Culture Studies at Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences.

Conditions

The selection criteria for Solidarity Awards are academic merit based on your CV, together with a financially disadvantaged situation, and acceptance of an abstract for presentation.

What will be refunded?

The award covers conference fees only and it won't be paid out to the participant. In case of paper cancellation, for any reason, the award will have to be refunded in full by the award winner.

We invite you to submit your application in the nearest future but no later than June 10, 2018.

Babylon Multicultural Discourses Organizers


Members of the Scientific Committee

  • Prof. Jan Blommaert (Tilburg University, the Netherlands)
  • Prof. Odile Heynders (Tilburg University, the Netherlands)
  • Prof. Cornelia Ilie (Malmö University, Sweden)
  • Prof. Hilary Janks (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)
  • Prof. Sjaak Kroon (Tilburg University, the Netherlands)
  • Dr. Walkyria Monte Mór (University of São Paulo, Brasil)
  • Dr. Rob Moore (University of Pennsylvanis, USA)               
  • Dr. Michaela Mudure (Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania / Technical University Liberec, Czech Republic)      
  • Prof. Shi-Xu (Hangzhou Normal University, P.R. China)                 
  • Prof. Lynn-Mario de Souza (University of São Paulo, Brasil)
  • Dr. Massimiliano Spotti (Tilburg University, the Netherlands)
  • Dr. Jenny-Louise Van der Aa (Tilburg University, the Netherlands)

Route description

Tilburg University is located in the southern part of the Netherlands. Its campus, designed with a compact architectural concept in mind, is set in gently undulating, park-like grounds on a forest edge.

Tilburg University is easy to reach by: