We fear that the purge of these scholars only forecloses a civil means of resolving the existing conflict. We do so as an organization that has looked forward to Turkey becoming a leader in the academic world as well asin democracy and human rights. ACS assistance scheme for Crossroads 2018 : ACS offers a small number of grants to assist its members from under-represented regions with travel, accommodation or registration expenses. Rodman Chair, Association for Cultural Studies (ACS) on behalf of the ACS Board ltstud. Here you can find a number of suggested topics provided by the 2018 Crossroads organizer as food for thought, drawing on the work of the invited keynote, plenary and spotlight speakers, and on more general themes in cultural studies research. Green culture/economy, gender identity, creative industry and cultural economy, labor right and robot. Suggested topics : The Crossroads conference is open to all topics relevant to cultural studies. Cultural citizenship, new media and new politics, law and everyday-life rationality. Relationships between the urban and the rural. Dear Prime Minister Yldrm: We are writing to express our gravest concern over the recent treatment of our colleagues in academia in Turkey. Previous conferences have taken place in Birmingham (UK Urbana-Champaign (USA Istanbul (Turkey Kingston (Jamaica Hong Kong (China Paris (France Tampere (Finland and Sydney (Australia). Full support cannot usually be provided and travel assistance takes the form of a reimbursement. Org *The letter has been sent to Prime Minister Yldrm by the Chair of Association for Cultural Studies Gil Rodman. It undermines Turkeys functioning as a state based on the rule of law and inspired by principles of democracy and justice and faith in formal institutions. Istanbul, which was hosted by Bilgi University. Now, exactly ten years later, we address you with a set of concerns that in 2006 would have seemed to belong to Turkeys past, rather than the countrys future. Gülen community that is being held responsible for the coup attempt. We also recognize that the times we live in see an ominous surge in terrorist attacks globally. Information on keynote and plenary speakers, on registration and accommodation, and on the student pre-conference will follow soon. The website for Crossroads 2018 Shanghai conference is now open and can be reached at: http ossroads2018.org for the first time in its history, Crossroads in Cultural Studies is coming to mainland China. It has become a major international conference where scholars from all five continents gather regularly to share their research, critical views, and scholarly insights.