ACCS2023 Overview


ACCS is organised by IAFOR in association with the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) in Osaka University, Japan.


Join us in Tokyo for ACCS2023!

May 19-22, 2023 | Held in Tokyo, Japan and Online

Held in partnership with the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) at Osaka University, this international conference encourages academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum stimulating respectful dialogue. This event will afford an exceptional opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, networking, and facilitating partnerships across national and disciplinary borders.

Since its founding in 2009, IAFOR has brought people and ideas together in a variety of events and platforms to promote and celebrate interdisciplinary study, and underline its importance. Over the past year we have engaged in many cross-sectoral projects, including those with universities (the University of Barcelona, Hofstra University, UCL, University of Belgrade and Moscow State University), a think tank (the East-West Center), as well as collaborative projects with the United Nations in New York, and here, with the Government of Japan through the Prime Minister’s office.

With the IAFOR Research Centre, we have engaged in a number of interdisciplinary initiatives we believe will have an important impact on domestic and international public policy conversations. It is through conferences like these that we expand our network and partners, and we have no doubt that ACCS2023 will offer a remarkable opportunity for the sharing of research and best practice, and for the meeting of people and ideas.

The 13th Asian Conference on Cultural Studies (ACCS2023) will be held alongside The 13th Asian Conference on Asian Studies (ACAS2023). Registration for either conference will allow delegates to attend sessions in the other.

ACCS is organised by IAFOR in association with the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) in Osaka University, Japan.

We look forward to seeing you in Japan and online!

– The ACCS2023 Programme Committee

Key Information
  • Location & Venue: Held in Tokyo, Japan (and online)
  • Dates: Friday, May 19, 2023 ​to Monday, May 22, 2023
  • Early Bird Abstract Submission Deadline: December 20, 2022*
  • Final Abstract Submission Deadline: March 03, 2023
  • Registration Deadline for Presenters: April 06, 2023

*Submit early to take advantage of the discounted registration rates. Learn more about our registration options.

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Programme

  • Environmental Communication and Public Engagement Through Creative Uses of Satellite Data
    Environmental Communication and Public Engagement Through Creative Uses of Satellite Data
    Keynote Presentation: Grayson Cooke

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Speakers

  • Grayson Cooke
    Grayson Cooke
    Southern Cross University, Australia
  • Alex del Olmo
    Alex del Olmo
    Underwater Filmmaker

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Conference Committees

Global Programme Committee

Dr Joseph Haldane, Chairman and CEO, IAFOR
His Excellency Professor Toshiya Hoshino, Osaka University, Japan
Professor Barbara Lockee, Virginia Tech., United States
Professor Donald E. Hall, Binghamton University, United States
Dr James W. McNally, University of Michigan, United States & NACDA Program on Aging
Professor Haruko Satoh, Osaka University, Japan
Dr Grant Black, Chuo University, Japan
Professor Dexter Da Silva, Keisen University, Japan
Professor Gary Swanson, University of Northern Colorado, United States
Professor Baden Offord, Curtin University, Australia
Professor Frank Ravitch, Michigan State University, United States
Professor William Baber, Kyoto University, Japan

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Conference Programme Committee

Professor Umberto Ansaldo, Curtin University, Australia
Professor Yasue Arimitsu, Doshisha University, Japan
Dr Sue Ballyn, University of Barcelona, Spain
Keiko Bang, Bang Singapore Pte Ltd., Singapore
Dr Darlene Machell Espena, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Professor Lorna Piatti-Farnell, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Professor Gerard Goggin, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Dr Joseph Haldane, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan
Professor Donald E. Hall, University of Rochester, United States
Professor Baden Offord, Centre for Human Rights Education, Curtin University, Australia & Cultural Studies Association of Australasia
Professor Seiko Yasumoto, University of Sydney, Australia

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IAFOR International Academic Advisory Board

Cultural & Area Studies Section

Professor Umberto Ansaldo, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Keiko Bang, Bang Singapore Pte Ltd
Professor John Nguyet Erni, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Professor Gerard Goggin, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Dr Sue Ballyn, Barcelona University, Spain
Professor Holger Briel, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
Professor Ljiljana Markovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Professor Kuniko Miyanaga, Human Potential Institute, Japan
Professor Baden Offord, Curtin University, Australia
Dr Seiko Yasumoto, University of Sydney, Australia
Professor Donald E. Hall, Binghamton University, United States
Dr Maxime Jaffré, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Dr Elena Raevskikh, Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Conference Review Committee

IAFOR's peer review process, which involves both reciprocal review and the use of Review Committees, is overseen by conference Organising Committee members under the guidance of the Academic Governing Board. Review Committee members are established academics who hold PhDs or other terminal degrees in their fields and who have previous peer review experience.

If you would like to apply to serve on the ACCS2023 Review Committee, please visit our application page.

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Environmental Communication and Public Engagement Through Creative Uses of Satellite Data
Keynote Presentation: Grayson Cooke

I am an interdisciplinary scholar and media artist, with a focus on how art and science can work together to develop new figurations of environmental change, its causes and its impacts. In particular, I focus on how Earth Observation satellite data can be used towards this end. While satellite imaging is used extensively and primarily within scientific, governmental and private sector contexts, there is enormous potential when it is taken up across disciplinary boundaries and when aesthetic and affective dimensions are added to scientific frameworks. Responding to the “vulnerabilities” sub-theme of this conference, in this talk I will explore what satellite imaging can show us of the fragility, resilience and remarkable formal beauty of human and non-human environments. I will outline some of my projects and methods, demonstrating how critical and creative uses of satellite data can engage the public and bring new insights into environmental phenomena.

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Grayson Cooke
Southern Cross University, Australia

Biography

Born in New Zealand and based in Australia, Grayson Cooke is an interdisciplinary scholar, media artist and Associate Professor of Media at Southern Cross University. Grayson has presented media art and live audio-visual performance works in Australia and internationally, having exhibited and performed in major international festivals such as the Japan Media Arts Festival, the WRO Media Art Biennale and the Imagine Science Film Festival in New York. He works regularly with scientific tools and materials to explore new ways of understanding and exploring the environment and human impacts upon it. As a scholar he has published widely in academic journals on topics including art-science collaboration and creative research methods. He holds an interdisciplinary PhD from Concordia University in Montreal.

Alex del Olmo
Underwater Filmmaker

Biography

With an interest in underwater life from a very young age, Alex became a certified diver at the age of 18.

Having earned a degree in Audiovisual Communication, two master's degrees in Creative Documentary and Production & Directing in Audiovisual Fiction, as well as a PhD in Cinema and Audiovisuals, Alex's academic background provided a solid foundation to work in the realm of television, film and documentary-making for over 25 years.

Alex secured full-time tenure as a PhD Professor at the Tecnocampus-Universitat Pompeu Fabra, but ultimately decided to pursue his dream of travelling and filming in the Indo-Pacific, where he became the cruise director for the renowned Seven Seas liveaboard. This proved to be a perfect fit, allowing him to combine his passion with his work as an underwater cameraman for production companies, television and documentaries.

Alex has been filming underwater for over 15 years, logged over 8,000 dives, and has a theoretical background that is unique in the underwater profession. As such, he has mastered the audiovisual arts to create compelling stories specialising in filming all kinds of marine life in the most challenging underwater environments worldwide.

Alex's work earned him awards prestigious underwater image festivals all over the world, and his films have been broadcast on a variety of national and international television networks worldwide.

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