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Call for papers: 

ECOLOGY AND CULTURE 2021

The Ecology and Culture Area of the Popular Culture/American Culture Association is soliciting papers on Perspectives on Landscapes and Culture for the 2021 annual conference in Boston, MA at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown  from June 2-5, 2021.

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 16, 2020.

 

 

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 Grants
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.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Area chairs

Mark O'Thomas

David S. Silverman