MULTICULTURALISMS: THEORIES AND PRACTICE AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 14th – 17th May 2012

full name / name of organization: 
The Reconstructing Multiculturalism Research Network and the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory at Cardiff University
contact email: 
multiculturalism@cf.ac.uk

The Reconstructing Multiculturalism Research Network and the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory at Cardiff University are organizing an interdisciplinary conference on multiculturalisms from 14th – 17th May 2012.

The conference will be held at Gregynog Hall. This residential conference centre is situated near Newtown in mid Wales. It is set in beautiful landscaped gardens and extensive grounds. (http://www.wales.ac.uk/en/UniversityConferenceCentre/GregynogHall.aspx)

The conference will bring together scholars and practioners working in the broad areas of multiculturalism and difference, across a wide range of disciplines, social and cultural texts and practices.

Plenary Speakers:
Handel Wright – Department of Educational Studies, University of British Columbia
Charlotte Williams ¬¬ – Professor of Social Justice, University of Keele.
Glenn Jordan – Cardiff School of Cultural and Creative industries, University of Glamorgan and Director of Butetown History & Arts Centre
Sanjay Shama – Department of Sociology, Brunel University

Papers are invited from people working in the areas of critical and cultural theory, cultural studies, religious studies, literature, the arts, media studiies, film studies, political theory, sociology, social policy, the built environment and other relevant fields.

We will discuss cuttting edge research that addresses the various ways in which multiculturalism has been theorized and how it works in practice in the social, political and cultural spheres. Papers that deal with multiculturalism from historical perspectives are also welcome.

Prospective speakers are invited to submit a 500 word proposal along with a short CV to the conference organizers at: multiculturalism@cf.ac.uk. Please send in your proposals as soon as possible and no later than 15th December 2011.

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