CFP for American Studies and American History for the Southwest Popular American Culture Association Annual Conference

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Call for Papers
November 1, 2015
New Mexico, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Humanities, Local History, Popular Culture Studies

Call for Papers: American Studies and American History

37th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference (SWPACA)


February 10-13, 2016

Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico


Paper proposals or full panel proposals are now being accepted for the area of American Studies and American History for the SWPACA annual conference. The 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


Proposal Submission: Please provide a 250-word abstract and a current CV to the SWPACA submission database, Email submissions will not be considered. Proposals are due by November 1, 2015.


Presenters are encouraged to apply for one of the SWPACA monetary awards for graduate student papers.  For specific awards, due date, and application information see


Please see for information on the SWPACA’s new peer-reviewed journal, Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy.


Please contact the Area Chair with any questions or further information:

Deborah R. Marinski, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History

Ohio University – Southern Campus


Contact Info: 

Deborah R. Marinski, Ph.D.

Ohio University Southern Campus


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