CFP: Midwest Popular Culture Association /American Culture Association Conference October 2020 Minneapolis

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Call for Papers
April 30, 2020
Minnesota, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Popular Culture Studies, Public History, Social History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies


Midwest Popular Culture Association / Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference 

 Friday-Sunday, 2-4 October 2020 

Minneapolis, Minnesota 

Westin Minneapolis  


Deadline for receipt of proposals is April 30, 2020.


Would you like to present at a friendly conference filled with participants who love movies, games, food, books, and beer?  Join us!


 The History area of the MPCA/MACA requests 100-250 word proposals for papers to be presented at the 2020 Midwest Popular Culture Association Annual Conference. Proposals for complete panels (3-4 presenters) will also be considered. Papers on any aspect of popular culture history or the history of American culture Individuals may only submit one paper, and please do not submit the same paper to more than one Area. Submit proposals (including the title of the presentation) to the Beer Culture Area on the Submissions website (

Graduate students are welcome and travel grants for graduate students are available.

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Submit paper, abstract, or panel proposals (including the title of the presentation) to the appropriate Area on the Submissions website ( Individuals may only submit one paper, and please do not submit the same paper to more than one Area. 

Please include your name, affiliation, and e-mail address of each author/participant. A preliminary version of the schedule will be posted on our website around August 2020. The final version will be distributed in hard copy at the conference. 


Special Notes Regarding Proposal Submissions: (1) AV equipment will be rented from the hotel by the Association. The Association does not provide laptops, cords, or speakers.  (2) If necessary, indicate and submit potential scheduling conflicts along with your proposal. (3) If you wish your presentation to be listed as MACA (rather than MPCA), please include this request with your proposal. 


Please plan to attend the entire conference. Panels will run at the following approximate times: Friday 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am -5:30 pm, and Sunday 9:00 am-2:00 pm.  Special events will include game night on Thursday evening (prizes!), featured speakers and a keynote speaker on Saturday evening. These events will be free for conference registrants. The Annual Meeting, held on Saturday from 12:30-2:00, will include a free lunch. 


MEMBERSHIP DUES & REGISTRATION FEES: Membership renewal forms for the 2020 calendar year and 2020 conference registration forms will be available on the website in the coming weeks. All participants must register for the conference.  Registration is $100 for undergraduate students with ID, $150 for reduced rate members (graduate students with ID, retirees, and unemployed), and $180 for regular members. There will be a $15 late fee for registration on-site or postmarked after September 15, 2020. (This fee is waived for residents of countries other than the USA or Canada.) Payment on-site will be by cash, check, or via credit card on Square. To preregister, send a check anytime to Malynnda Johnson, 200 North Seventh Street Terre Haute, Indiana, USA 47809. Make check payable to Midwest Popular Culture Association. A registration-membership form may be printed from our website at <>.  


Day passes will be available for guests of the conference who are not presenting a paper.  


Contact Info: 

Caryn E. Neumann, Ph.D.

Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary and Communication Studies


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