Interdisciplinary Innovation of Cultural Studies Teaching at Palacký University in Olomouc


Searching for Culture

International Cultural Studies Conference


Palacký University, Olomouc,

Czech Republic


October 16-17, 2014

Česká verze




The conference is held as part of the INKULTUS grant project administered at Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic. The project aim is to foster international interdisciplinary curriculum development and research in the area of cultural studies. The conference is going to be held at the Art Centre of Palacký University, in the historic centre of Olomouc where culture, arts, history, and magic atmosphere all converge.











The conference sections are focused on following themes:

What is Culture? Does it exist?

Teaching Culture: Place of Cultural Studies within the Humanities

Researching Culture: Approaches, Challenges, Directions

Global / National / Local Culture

Private / Public  Sphere and Culture

Popular / Highbrow / Lowbrow / Nobrow  Culture

Digital Media and Culture

Virtual Culture

History, Tradition, Memory

Culture and Progress

Culture and Diaspora

Immigration, Assimilation, Diversity

Postcolonial Culture and Hybrid Identity

Trauma, Experience, Consciousness

City / Country / Suburb / Wilderness / Nature

Landscape and Culture: Interactions / Reflections

Cultural Studies and Science: Intersections / Differences

Boundaries, Margins, Centers

Race, Gender, Class, Identity







Submission and attendance


Selected conference papers will be included in a peer-reviewed collective monograph to be published by Palacky University Press in Spring 2015.

An early version of accepted conference papers must be submitted to the SEFOC conference email (below) by October 1st 2014. Following the paper presentation at the conference, there will be over two months given for paper revision into a finished article—the deadline for submitting the revised article is December 31st 2014.


There is no conference registration fee for conference participants. Attendance at the conference is free and open to the public.


Participants whose papers are accepted may be eligible for conference travel and accomodation funding. Details on the travel costs funding shall be mailed to the accepted speakers.











All communication is to be directed at the SEFOC conference email:


Organizing Committee:


Pavlína Flajšarová, Ph.D. (Palacký University, INKULTUS project manager)

Jiří Flajšar, Ph.D. (Palacký University, INKULTUS innovation coordinator)

Professor Wilken Engelbrecht (Palacký University)

Professor Zdeněk Pechal (Palacký University)

Professor Josef Jařab (Palacký University)

Professor Jaroslav Peprník (Palacký University)

Professor Michal Peprník (Palacký University)

Professor Ladislav Daniel (Palacký University)

Associate Professor Marie Voždová (Palacký University)


Conference Administrators:


Mgr. Helena Tylšarová

Mgr. Barbora Boráková

Mgr. Andrea Ryšavá

Michaela Dadáková



The conference languages are English, Czech, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, depending on paper acceptance by the specific workshop chair.