PCA/ACA

Material Culture

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Call for papers: 

Call for Proposals:  Sessions, Panels, Papers

 

POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION

2020 National Conference, April 15-18, 2020

 

For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org

For conference information, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/

 

DEADLINE: 1 NOVEMBER 2019

 

The study of material culture offers an exciting area for interdisciplinary research and conversation, as it brings together those engaged in scholarly inquiry in areas as diverse as history, art history, design, decorative arts, cultural studies, consumer studies, literature, communications, anthropology, sociology, and beyond. Of particular interest are papers that address human-made material objects as primary source material for anthropological, geographical, sociological, historical, or area studies; papers that refer to contexts of various sorts in order to determine the origins, functions, or uses of human- made material objects; or methodological papers that theorize and critique “material culture” as a discipline for humanistic inquiry.  Past presentations in this area have focused on decorative arts and the construction of literary characters; the material culture of poverty; commemorative items; historic and modern furnishings; fashion, branding, and marketing trends; alternative culture and industrial space… indeed, there are a lot of possibilities! Professional academics, graduate students, museum professionals, and independent scholars are all encouraged to apply.

 

We are considering proposals for sessions organized around a theme, special panels, and/or individual papers.  Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, typically with four papers or speakers per standard session.  Panel proposals of four speakers are also encouraged and should include the following:

 

Panel Title

Name and contact information for the Panel Chair

Titles and abstracts of each paper

Contact information for each presenter

 

To submit your proposal, go to https://pcaaca.org/help/conference/submitting-proposals-conference and follow the instructions for creating an account. All submissions must be made through the conference submission siteAll presenters must be members of the PCA and must register for the conference.  Travel and research grants are available: https://pcaaca.org/resources/applying-pca-endowment-travel-grants.

 

Please send any inquiries to the Area Chair for Material Culture, Dr. Heidi C. Nickisher, hcnfaa@rit.edu

 

 

 

2020 Conference Dates and Deadlines

 

August 1, 2019                 Submission Page Goes Live
October 7, 2019               Early Bird Registration Rate Opens
November 1, 2019           Deadline for Paper Proposals and Endowment  Grants
December 1, 2019           Early Bird Registration Rate Ends
January 1, 2020               Regular Registration Rate Ends
January 2, 2020               Late Registration Rate Begins
January 15, 2020             Brigman and Jones Awards Deadline
January 20, 2020             Preliminary Schedule Available
February 1, 2020             Presenter Registration Deadline – participants who have not registered are removed from the program.

February 2, 2020              Registration ends for presenters at midnight.
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.

Area chairs

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