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Welcome to H-PCAACA, a member of the H-NET Humanities Online initiative. H-PCAACA encourages scholarly collaboration and discussion about popular, American and world cultures. This network, affiliated with The Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association, also serves as an invitation for scholars and graduate students to join the activities of these internationally recognized organizations.

Recent Content

CFP: The Weaponising of Cinema: Hollywood, Propaganda and Portrayals of Enemies of the State/s

The Weaponising of Cinema: Hollywood, Propaganda and Portrayals of Enemies of the State/s
The Hollywood and the World Project

Friday 24th July – Sunday 26th July 2015
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations:

CFP: Bollywood in Ohio!

Are you a fan of Bollywood?  What about the music of Yo Yo Honey Singh, the soap operas of Ekta Kapoor, or Karan Johar's talk show?

Any and all papers on topics related to Indian Popular Culture are welcome for the Midwest Popular Culture Association's annual conference in Cincinnati, OH the weekend of Oct. 1.

Submissions are due at the website listed below by April 30th.  If you have any questions, please contact the India Area Chair Margaret Redlich at mredlich21@gmail.com.


Interview with a Mars One Candidate Calls Project Hopelessly Flawed

A Mars One candidate has gone on record to describe what he calls exaggerated numbers, flawed testing, and a financially motivated selection process that have put money before safety. Mars One is an independent effort to place colonists on Mars within ten years and has already run into a fair amount of criticism.

Despite this, the idea of private colonization of Mars has entered popular culture, most recently on an episode of the detective show Castle, where the leads investigate a murder within an elaborate Mars colony simulation.

Lost Airports

It Came From the Internet

Welcome to the March 2015 edition of "It Came From the Internet." On a regularly recurring basis that may or may not be monthly, the intrepid crew of the H-PCAACA venture boldly into the farthest reaches of the internet to find interesting and offbeat sites relating to American, world, and popular culture.

H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For 9 March to 16 March

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from  9 March
2015 to 16 March 2015. These job postings are included here based on
the categories selected by the list editors for H-Announce. See the
H-Net Job Guide website at http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more


City University of New York - Hunter College - Open-rank, Africa and
the World

CFP: Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference: Contemporary Studies


Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference

Thursday-Sunday, 1-4 October 2015

Cincinnati, OH

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

Address: 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45202, Phone: (513) 421-9100

Submit paper, or abstract (including the title of the presentation) to the Contemporary Studies Area on the Submissions website (submissions.mpcaaca.org). Individuals may only submit one paper, and please do not submit the same item to more than one Area.