Further Details

Urban Pop Cultures

The  Urban Popcultures Project: 5th Global Meeting

Sunday 10th May – Tuesday 12th May 2015
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Important: Dates for this Meeting have changed

This years meeting of the Urban Popcultures Project will now happen as part of the  Graphic Novel event which takes place at the same venue but between Wednesday 6th May – Friday 8th May 2015.


Outline Timetable of Dates
Friday 23rd January 2015 300 word proposal to be submitted
Friday 6th February 2015 Latest notification of Acceptance
Friday 27th February 2015 Booking Form to be submitted
Friday 20th March 2015 Payment of Invoices – last possible date Hotel releases discounted rooms and rates
Friday 27th March 2015 Submission of 3000 words (max) draft paper
Wednesday 6th May 2015 Conference Commences

The conference will commence at 13.30 on Wednesday 6th May 2015 and finish at 18.00 on Friday 8th May 2015. Registration will be from 12.30pm on the opening day of the conference.

Important – Please Note: The ethos of the ‘Urban Popcultures’ project places strong emphasis on dialogue with the issues raised by the conference as a whole and engagement with the people attending the conference. These two elements are essential to the inter- and multi-disciplinary nature of the event. Over the past few years the success of our projects has rested on the continual interaction between delegates for the duration of the conference and beyond. The Steering Group feel it is essential that delegates should be present for the duration of the conference so as to facilitate the exchange of perspectives for which the conference strives, and which any publication should clearly demonstrate. Failure to attend for the duration of the meeting will automatically exclude eligibility for inclusion in any of the post-conference publications. Full details can be found in the delegate handbook by following this link:

Delegate Handbook v.1.3

Presentations, Reports and Workshops:
Presentations should be of no more than 20 minutes duration (3000 words max). Responses to Papers should be of no more than 10 minutes duration. Work-in-Progress presentations should be of no more than 15 minutes duration. The time allotted to workshops will be considered on an individual basis. Other forms of presentation will be considered on request.

Projection of Images: Our events are very much about the creation of dialogue between delegates and so we ask that whilst preparing your presentation you consider the most appropriate way on conveying your idea and engaging with the audience. The Steering Group strongly feel that powerpoint and projected text do not facilitate this but do encourage, where necessary, visual presentations and the projection of images. Presenters are also strongly encouraged not to read their papers verbatim: draft papers will be available on the web site prior to the conference beginning. We hope that presenters will instead speak to the significant points raised in their papers.

Proposals are to be submitted by Friday 23rd January 2015. These should be emailed either as an attachment or in the body of an email to all Organising Chairs: Daniel Riha and Rob Fisher. Attachments may be in Word or RTF formats. Papers will be minimally double blind peer reviewed (where appropriate); in practice our procedures usually entail that by the time an abstract is accepted, it will have been triple and quadruple blind peer reviewed.

Both the 300 word proposal and the draft paper will be available on this web site before the conference commences. Papers will be available in downloadable .pdf format.

All conference proposals will be eligible (subject to conditions) for publication in an ISBN eBook with the Inter-Disciplinary Press.

Selected papers may be invited to go forward for development into 20-25 page chapters for publication in a themed ISBN hard copy volume. Our standard model is for such volumes to be strongly dialogical, with chapters showing awareness of and interacting with each other. The decision whether to proceed to hard copy publication will be taken by the Organising Chairs and Steering Group within two weeks of the conference close.

Style Sheets
Style sheets for draft papers and post conference publications can be found here:


The May conferences will be held in the Valamar Dubrovnik President 5* Hotel in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Discounted accommodation will be offered in the venue shortly.

For a PDF colour brochure of IDN in Dubrovnik and the many attractions offered by the “Croatian Athens” please click here: IDN Dubrovnik Brochure

The details of the registration fee are as follows; The cost for attending the conference is £325. This includes;

  • conference registration fee
  • a copy of the eBook
  • discount rates in relation to any hard copy themed volume(s) which may emerge from the meeting
  • access to the conference project initiative support materials
  • Wednesday afternoon coffee/tea break
  • Wednesday evening wine reception
  • Thursday morning coffee break
  • Thursday buffet lunch
  • Thursday afternoon coffee/tea break
  • Friday morning coffee break
  • Friday buffet lunch
  • Friday afternoon coffee/tea break

All registration costs are to be paid by Friday 20th March 2015.

uppayproDelegates must complete the on-line booking form by Friday 27th February 2015 at the latest. After the deadline has expired, an invoice will be drawn up and sent to you; the invoice will contain all the necessary information for you to pay by bank transfer, cheque or credit card. The invoice must be settled by Friday 20th March 2015. It is the responsibility of delegates to ensure that payment is made by this date. Failure to receive payment will result in your booking being cancelled.

There are a number of ways payment can be made.

Payment can be made by cheque, in pounds sterling (gbp) only. Cheque’s in pound sterling must be drawn against a bank with headquarters in the United Kingdom. Cheque’s should be made payable to ‘Inter-Disciplinary.Net’ and sent, with the booking form, to:

Dr Rob Fisher
Priory House
149b Wroslyn Road
Oxfordshire. OX29 8HR
United Kingdom

We cannot and will not accept cheques made payable in currencies other than GBP Sterling.

Bank Transfer
Payment may be made using bank transfer. Full details to enable a bank transfer are made available on your conference invoice. If paying by this method, you must agree to pay all charges at the sending and receiving banks.

By Invoice
You may request that an invoice be sent to you and/or your institution. It is your responsibility to ensure that the invoice is paid prior to the start of the conference.

Credit Card
Payment may also be made using credit card. Please Note: card payments are subject to a 3% transaction fee, except for debit cards which are charged at 0.75GBP/ 1.00 Euro per transaction: this is the amount we are charged by the credit card company. We cannot accept American Express or Discovery as a form of payment.

Payment may also be made using Paypal. Please note: a 4% charge applies to all items and services paid for in this way: this is the amount we are charged by Paypal. If paying by this method please send us the email account connected with your Paypal account and we will forward you a request for payment.

Please Note: We strongly recommend that all delegates take out some form of  insurance against any travel arrangements or accommodation they book in regard to the conference.

All fees are payable in advance. No delegate will be permitted entry to the conference if an invoice is still unpaid