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



Abstract submission

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

Letters of acceptance will be sent out by January 22, 2018.

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


Conference fee and registration

The conference fee will include coffee/tea/drinks/lunches, to be paid via the online registration form. The online registration form will be made available through the conference website soon.

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

Early bird rate available from 19 February, 2018 – 18 June, 2018


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