CFP: Civil War and Reconstruction Area of the Popular / American Culture Associations Annual Meeting - Philadelphia, April 15-18 2020

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Call for Papers
April 15, 2020 to April 18, 2020
Pennsylvania, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Humanities, Literature, Military History, Popular Culture Studies

The American Civil War and Reconstruction


Popular Culture/American Culture Associations

National Conference 2020 in Philadelphia


April 15-18, 2020



1201 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107


The Civil War and Reconstruction Area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association is calling for papers on the American Civil War and Reconstruction for its national meeting, April 15-18, 2020 (Wednesday through Saturday), in Washington, DC.  Papers are welcome from a range of disciplines, and may explore any topic or "reading" of the War.  Past presentations have included such diverse subject areas as literature, photography, art, newspapers and journalistic history, counterfactual history, battle reenactments, music, Civil War politics, battle narratives, guerilla warfare, film, historiographical issues, women's narratives, women in combat, war games, secession politics, African-Americans at war, Veterans’ organizations, modern pop culture, battlefield preservation, and material culture.  Suggested special topics for this year could include Quakers and other pacifists in wartime, the Gettysburg campaign, Confederate History, monuments and memory, and the popular cultural legacy of the War.


Acceptance of your paper obligates you to appear and make an oral presentation.  Sessions run for ninety minutes, and each presenter receives fifteen minutes to present, depending on the number of papers in each panel.  Please plan to stay within this time limit.  Graduate students are especially welcome to submit proposals—as are undergraduates, with a sponsor.  Whole panel proposals are also welcome.


Please send an abstract of 100-250 words to:

Dr. Randal Allred,

52 East 2075 South

Orem, UT 84058 ,

phone (808) 277-0397.


Deadline:  NOVEMBER 1, 2019


  1.  Please submit your proposal online at
  2. Also, please send me a copy of your proposal via e-mail.  Be sure to include in your proposal your mailing address, school affiliation, faculty rank, e-mail, and telephone number. Note whether you are a grad student, or an independent scholar.


Important Dates:


1 August                      Database Opens for Submissions


1 October                    Early Bird Registration Opens


1 November                Deadline for Paper Proposals and Endowment Grants


1 December                Early Bird Registration Rate Ends


1 January                    Regular Registration Ends


2 January                    Late Registration Begins


15 January 2020          Brigman and Jones Awards Deadline


20 January 2020          Preliminary Program Available


1 February 2020          Registration Ends: Participants Not Registered Removed from.    Program at end of the day


2 February 2020          Registration System closes at MIDNIGHT

Contact Info: 

Dr. Randal Allred,

52 East 2075 South

Orem, UT 84058 ,

phone (808) 277-0397

Contact Email: