Minor Culture Conference

The Cultural Studies Association of Australasia (CSAA) presents Minor Culture, a three day conference that creates a space for inter-disciplinary dialogues around the study of place, identity and marginality. The conference runs from 1-3 December 2015, with a prefix postgraduate day workshop on 30 November 2015.

The conference committee wishes to thank the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia, the Monash Asia Institute, MPavilion, Rowman and Littlefield International, SAGE Publications, the School of Culture and Communication in the Faculty of Arts at The University of Melbourne, Taylor and Francis, and our keynotes, spotlight speakers, delegates and volunteers for making this conference possible.

Skate park

Final call for papers (now closed)

Minor Culture creates a space for inter-disciplinary dialogues around the study of place, identity and marginality. The call for papers is now open until 30 June 2015. Learn more about the conference aims, organising committee and submitting abstracts.

Road crossing photograph


Keynote speakers include Distinguished Professor Ien Ang, Professor Jose Neil C. Garcia, and Professor Meaghan Morris and Professor Tejaswini Niranjana.

Art by Shepard Fairey, Hosier Lane, Melbourne

Conference program and themed panels

Read about the conference program and themed sessions within the program.

Old Arts Building, The University of Melbourne

Registration and Travel Bursaries

In this section you will find information on registration for the conference; bursaries to provide funding to support travel costs for interstate and international delegates attending the conference.

Rydges Melbourne


In this section, you will find information on details of accommodation available.


Casting Off the Cultural Strait-Jacket: Art and Multiculturalism Today

Discussing the role of the arts in challenging subscribed conversations about multiculturalism, this panel held at MPavilion will attempt to unpack exactly who shapes our cultural diversity discourse.