American Studies and American History for the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
February 19, 2020 to February 22, 2020
Location: 
New Mexico, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Social Sciences, Public History, Popular Culture Studies, Cultural History / Studies

41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2019

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 41st annual SWPACA conference.  One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels.  For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/

The American Studies and American History subject area allows for a broad range of topics that address historical influences on American culture and/or cultural identity. Papers from a historical, interdisciplinary, and/or transnational perspective are encouraged. Subjects may include, but are not limited to:

Labor

Class studies

Medicine

Regional and local history

Materialism

Urbanism

Public history and collective memory

Leisure activities

Entertainment

Ethnicity

Economics and American culture

Nationalism, citizenship, community

Specific eras/periods

American Studies as a field

Cultural history as a field

All proposals must be submitted through the conference’s database at http://register.southwestpca.org/southwestpca

For details on using the submission database and on the application process in general, please see the Proposal Submission FAQs and Tips page at http://southwestpca.org/conference/faqs-and-tips/

Individual proposals for 15-minute papers must include an abstract of approximately 200-500 words. Including a brief bio in the body of the proposal form is encouraged, but not required.  

For information on how to submit a proposal for a roundtable or a multi-paper panel, please view the above FAQs and Tips page.  

The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2019.   

SWPACA offers monetary awards for the best graduate student papers in a variety of categories. Submissions of accepted, full papers are due January 1, 2020.  For more information, visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/graduate-student-awards/

Registration and travel information for the conference is available at http://southwestpca.org/conference/conference-registration-information/

In addition, please check out the organization’s peer-reviewed, scholarly journal, Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy, at http://journaldialogue.org/

If you have any questions about the American Studies and American History area, please contact its Area Chair, Deborah Marinski, Ph.D., Ohio University Southern Campus, marinski@ohio.edu.  

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Contact Info: 

Deborah Marinski, Ph.D.

Ohio University Southern Campus

1804 Liberty Ave.

Ironton, Ohio 45638

740-533-4637

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