Popular Culture and World Politics Conference v15:
Whose Popular Culture? Centering the Global Majority

Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, 19—22 November 2024

The Graduate Program in International Relations, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) is honored to host the 15th Popular Culture and World Politics Conference, which will be held on 19—22 November 2024, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. 

As the first to be convened in the Global South, PCWP v15 designs its program around the theme “Whose Popular Culture? Centering the Global Majority.” It wishes to engage with popular culture artifacts across the globe, with hopes that they shed light on the multitudinous interpretations of everyday world politics. Moreover, it invites everyone to critically reflect on the various aspects of power, identity and ideology at the center of studying popular culture and world politics. 

Taking advantage of Yogyakarta’s proliferating art spaces, PCWP v15 offers a number of side events, (movie screenings, live music, city tours, etc.), in partnership with local communities. The IDR 650,000 (EUR 38) registration fee goes toward preparation of those side events, as well as lunch and snacks for the 4 days event. Reduced fee will be made available for students, early career scholars, and participants from the Global Majority. Abstracts must be submitted through ugm.id/PCWPv15 by 1 July 2024. We expect to get back to you on your abstracts by 20 July 2024, leaving you ample time to finalize your registration in September 2024 and make travel arrangements.

We look forward to an exciting and insightful gathering in Yogyakarta!

Your PCWP Conference Team

Muhammad Rum, diah kusumaningrum, Raras Cahya Fitri, Nurhawira Gigih Pramono
hi@ugm.ac.id

Venue

Faculty of Social and Political Sciences,
Universitas Gadjah Mada

Jalan Sosio-Yustisia No. 1, Bulaksumur, Sleman
Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Indonesia 55281

Timeline

Call for Abstracts: 1 April—1 July 2024

Review Announcement: 20 July 2024

Conference: 19—22 November 2024

Theme: Whose Popular Culture? Centering the Global Majority

Previous related topics:

  1. Popular and visual representations of war;
  2. Popular visualization of crisis and pandemic;
  3. Popular culture and populism;
  4. Memory, history and popular culture;
  5. Postcolonial, Feminist, Queer perspectives on popular culture;
  6. Class, race, gender and sexuality in popular culture;
  7. Digitalization, social media and popular culture;
  8. Aesthetics and methods;
  9. Methods and concepts beyond the visual;
  10. The effects of popular culture;
  11. Art in an urban age;
  12. Militarism and popular culture;
  13. Cultural diplomacy and soft-power;
  14. Media convergence in world politics;
  15. Children and world politics; and
  16. The political economy of popular culture.

Submission

Abstract submissions may include individual papers, panels, or roundtables. Each panel/roundtable submission should include 3-4 papers/presenters. For individual papers please include your contact details. For panel and roundtable submissions please include the contact details for all participants as well as the convener.

Submissions should be sent to http://ugm.id/PCWPv15.

We aim to inform proposers on the status of their submissions by 20 July 2024.

We aim to ensure that the conference delegate fee will be affordable for colleagues across career stages and employment statuses.

We look forward to seeing you in Yogyakarta.

Registration and Conference Fee Payment

Payment should be made to:

  • Acc. Name: Nurhawira Gigih Pramono
  • No.: 90320376695
  • Bank: PT Bank BTPN Tbk
  • SWIFT Code: SUNIIDJA 

The fee will cover lunch and refreshments during the conference.