EOI: CSAA 2024 Conference Hosting

Dear CSAA members,

Following fantastic conferences at University of Queensland in 2019, Edith Cowan University and RMIT University in 2022, and looking forward to the 2023 conference at University of South Australia, we are seeking expressions of interest to host the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia (CSAA) conference in 2024.

Hosting the CSAA conference is an opportunity to help shape the agenda for cultural studies research and raise the profile of your department and its researchers. It also provides HDRs and ECRs with the chance to help organise a major academic event and build their research networks. Organising a big conference is no small task but the reward from selecting keynotes, themes, plenaries, and designing the PreFix postgrad day is a huge contribution to cultural studies in Australasia. 

Historically, CSAA has aimed to shift the conference from coast to coast, to Aotearoa New Zealand, and to include metropolitan and regional hosts. This has always created place-responsive events that are varied in their event themes. We hope to support this model in the coming years. However, as we continue to navigate the post-lockdown years, we are also open to hosts from cities where CSAA has been recently held. 

The CSAA executive committee will support the conference while allowing the host organising committee full autonomy, and provides an initial start-up fund for both the conference and for the postgraduate PreFix event.  

If you are interested in more information about hosting CSAA 2024, please reach out to one of us in the Executive Committee for more information about the support the CSAA offers hosts. 

Best wishes,

The CSAA Executive Committee

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