CFP: Beer Culture Division of PCA Conference 2022

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Call for Papers
November 15, 2021
Washington, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Environmental History / Studies, Humanities, Popular Culture Studies, Social History / Studies

CALL FOR PROPOSALS:  Beer Culture Division of the Popular Culture Association Annual Conference, 2022.
Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Seattle, Washington USA
April 13 - 16, 2022
For information or submission to PCA, please go to
DEADLINE:  November 15, 2021
Proposals are requested for works (panels, paper presentations, well-developed research in progress, multi-mediated/graphic projects) that identify and discuss any aspects of beer, including its producers, its consumers, the communities and identities beer inspires and maintains, and/or its social, cultural, historical, and economic impact.
The Beer Culture subject area of the Popular Culture Association represents an interdisciplinary field of study that can be approached from multiple academic and creative directions. As an example, the PCA’s well-established Beer Culture Area explores issues of authenticity, place, history, community, identity, gender, race, class, maker movements, visual design, rhetoric, social media, law and ethics, business and entrepreneurship, marketing, travel and tourism.
We particularly encourage submission of works dealing with beer and the environment, sustainability in brewing, brewing public policy, the economic impact of brewing, craft beer and gentrification, market pressures in beer culture (including brewery closures and mergers), beer and the family, beer journalism and media, beer museums, pub life, issues of diversity, inclusion and equity related to beer culture, and legal issues in beer culture.
Individual presentations are typically 15-20 minutes in length, and usually delivered in a semi-formal conversational tone, although a close reading of a paper is acceptable. Panel proposals with multiple presenters should specify the thematic link between each of the works and, depending on scope, will be allotted between 30 to 60 minutes. All presentations will be followed by an interactive period with the audience that above all else is supportive and non-competitive.
While this is an academic conference, non-academics who are leaders in their applied fields are welcome to present ideas that advance the intellectual understandings of the Beer Culture Area. Please note however that we cannot accept proposals whose purpose is promotional in nature.
ALL submissions must be made through the conference submission site. For individual papers, please submit a title and 100-word abstract. For themed paper sessions, each presenter must enter her/his own presentation and the session chair should contact the area chair to assemble them into a panel. You should also contact the Area Chair for help in submitting roundtable discussions.
The Beer Culture Area encourages submissions from graduate students but does not accept undergraduate submissions.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Beer Culture Area Chair (
Robert A. Cole, Ph.D.
Roger Williams University
01 Oct 2021    Early Bird Registration Begins
15 Nov 2021    Deadline for Paper Proposals and Grant Applications
16 Dec 2021    Early Bird Registration Ends; Regular Registration Begins
01 Jan 2022    Regular Registration Ends
02 Jan 2022    Preliminary Schedule Available
01 Feb 2022    Registration for Presenters End; Those Not Registered by the Date Will
                        be Dropped From the Program
01 Apr 2022    Online Non-presenter Registration Ends
April 13-16, 2022  National Conference in Seattle, Washington USA
All presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and fully registered for the conference.
The last day for all refunds is February 15, 2022. No refund requests will be honored after this date. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.


Contact Info: 

Robert A. Cole, Ph.D.
Roger Williams University

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