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CALL FOR PAPERS

CALL FOR PAPERS:  ECOLOGY AND CULTURE 2020

The Ecology and Culture Area of the Popular Culture/American Culture Association is soliciting papers on Perspectives on Landscapes and Culture for the 2020 annual conference in Philadelphia, PA at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown  from Wednesday April 15 to Saturday, April 18.

How do landscapes, whether natural or built, affect human behavior and perspectives?  Is there a relationship between landscape and culture?  What role does non-human life play in the health of the landscape  (animals, insects, birds, rivers, trees, soil, etc).  How will climate change affect the interplay of landscape and culture? Are there connections between landscapes and health–either human or non-human health?

Abstracts of papers exploring landscape and culture connection on any of the following or related topics are welcome.

  • Geographically specific landscapes
  • Types of landscape (forest, desert, urban, etc)
  • Landscape and visual art (paintings, photography, film, for example)
  • Landscape and literature
  • Landscape and climate
  • Landscape and nature
  • Landscape and health
  • Landscape and aesthetics
  • Landscape and religion or spirituality
  • Landscape and social issues
  • Landscape and history

Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, typically with four papers or speakers per standard session. Presentations should not exceed 15 minutes. Working professionals, scholars, educators, and graduate students are all encouraged to submit.

Interested individuals are asked to submit an abstract of no more than 250 words (including presentation title) and complete contact information (name, institutional affiliation, mail and e-mail addresses, and contact telephone number) to http://conference.pcaaca.org. The submission deadline is November 1, 2019.

(Although the site is user friendly, find general instructions at http://pcaaca.org/national-conference/proposing-a-presentation-at-the-conference/ )

Travel and research grants are available: http://pcaaca.org/grants/

 

2020 Conference Dates and Deadlines

 

August 1, 2019                Submission Page Goes Live
October 7, 2019               Early Bird Registration Rate Opens
November 24, 2019        Deadline for Paper Proposals and Endowment  Grants
December 13, 2019           Early Bird Registration Rate Ends
January 1, 2020               Regular Registration Rate Ends
January 2, 2020               Late Registration Rate Begins
January 5, 2020               Brigman and Jones Awards Deadline
January 20, 2020             Preliminary Schedule Available

February 1, 2020             Presenter Late Registration Deadline at 11:59pm – participants who have not registered are removed from the program.

February 2, 2020              Non-presenters and retiree non-presenters registration continues
April 15-18, 2020              National Conference


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. 1: 100% refund
Requested by Jan. 15: 75% refund
Requested by Jan. 25: 50% refund
Requested by Feb. 1: 25% refund
After Feb. 1: 0% refund

Membership fees are not refundable.

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