Call for papers


As we move further into the 21 st century, issues of diversity and multiculturalism are becoming increasingly complex. The constant flow of persons, cultures, and ideas between and among nations not only intensifies contact and connection among global citizens but also brings to the surface both emergent and perennial issues of difference, identity, and territory. With expansive networks moving at breakthrough speeds and intensities, the very concepts of diversity and multiculturalism are changing, especially as they encounter transglobal forces of nationalism, populism, and hegemony. What does it mean to live in a multicultural society? How does the one and the many create community, resolve conflicts, in complicated religious, linguistic, educational, and cultural contexts? What happens to minorities and indigenous peoples within larger majority cultures? The theme of this conference seeks to address these issues in the context of nations and the larger world.


The International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies consists of scholars from a range of the cultural sciences who are dedicated to doing research on communication across cultures. Its membership is made up of participants from over 32 countries. These participants meet annually at different locations around the world to discuss common research interests. The results of their investigations are published in the journal of the organization, Intercultural Communication Studies (ICS).

Conference Goals


Topic areas are broadly defined as, but not limited to, the following:

Cosmopolitanism in culture
Intercultural communication and cosmopolitanism
Cosmopolitanism in literature Time and space in culture / literature
Language and culture Intercultural communication and nationality
Language and identity Comparative culture
Cultural identity Interculturality in literature
Cultural hybridity Diversity studies
Intercultural communication and interculturality
Language Teaching as Intercultural Communication
Mediated intercultural comm Internet intercultural communication
Multi cultures and interculturality Intercultural communication competence
Culture and travel writing Intercultural education
Cross cultural encounters Indigenous cultures
Comparative poetics Public policy
Comparative literature Transnational enterprises and intercultural communication
Social media and culture Cultural study theories
Literature and religion Culture and diplomacy
Literature and film Language planning and policy
Translation studies Intercultural pragmatics

Guidelines for Submissions

Contact: Please send abstracts, panel proposals, to the following email address:
Registration: Register online
Deadline: Please submit abstracts and panel proposals by February 15, 2021
Conference Working Language: English