Cemeteries & Gravemarkers

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Call for papers: 

Copps Hill Burying Ground

Boston, MA

[Unused postcard, Circa. 1912]


The Cemeteries and Gravemarkers Permanent Area of the American Culture Association is seeking proposals for its paper sessions scheduled for the PCA/ACA’s 2021 Annual Meeting to be held June 2-5, 2021 in Boston, MA. Topics are solicited from any appropriate disciplinary perspective. Those interested are encouraged to send a 75-125-word abstract with title suitable for printing by 16 November 2020.  ALL proposal submissions MUST be entered through the online database at conference.pcaaca.org. The conference venue will be the Boston Marriott Copley Place (110 Huntington Avenue), Boston, MA. Should your proposal be accepted, registration and membership fees must be paid in order to participate in the conference.


Area Chair:

J. Joseph Edgette, Ph.D

 (Widener University)

509 S. Academy Avenue

Glenolden, PA 19036



2021 Conference Dates and Deadlines

12-Aug-20 Submission Page Goes Live
12-Oct-20 Early Bird Registration Begins
16-Nov-20 Deadline for Proposals and Endowment Grant Applications
31-Dec-20 Early Bird Registration Ends
01-Jan-21 Regular Registration Begins
31-Jan-21 Regular Registration Ends
01-Feb-21 Late Registration Begins
01-Feb-21  Preliminary Schedule Available
28-Feb-21 Presenter Late Registration Ends at 11:59 pm: Non-registrants Dropped from Program
01-Mar-21 Non-presenter Registration Continues Through the Conference

June 2-5, 2021 

National Conference in Boston


All presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and fully registered for the conference.

Refund requests must be submitted in writing. Full or partial refunds will be processed according to the following schedule:
Requested by Jan. 31: 100% refund
Requested by Feb 7: 75% refund
Requested by Feb 14: 50% refund
Requested by Feb. 21: 25% refund
After Feb. 28: 0% refund

Membership fees are non-refundable.