Popular History in American Culture

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Call for papers: 

Popular History in American Culture CFP 

This area welcomes abstracts, single paper proposals and panel proposals on any aspect of popular history in American culture, including, but not limited to, exploration of history beyond a classroom or other academic setting through popular portrayals of historical events, people and/or eras in movies, television, and popular fiction, historically-based leisure activities such as genealogy, quilt and antique collecting and scrapbooking, local history collections and activities, visitorship to historical museums/sites, and heritage tourism. Presentations exploring nostalgia and heritage in popular culture are also encouraged.  

Potential participants need to be active, paid members in order to submit proposals; both membership in PCA/ACA and registration for the conference are required in order to present. 

Please submit (100-250 words) paper proposals, panel proposals (4 speakers and/or discussion panels of 4 participants) or abstracts (including title). 

Paper acceptance obligates participants to present the paper at the conference. Multiple submissions to different areas are not allowed. Please note that you must be present at the conference to read your own paper. 


Tiffany L. Knoell, Ph.D.

Assistant Teaching Professor

Department of Popular Culture

Bowling Green State University


Pronouns: she/her/hers


2021 Conference Dates and Deadlines

13-Aug-20 Submission Page Goes Live
28-Feb-28 Deadline for Proposals
15-Mar-21  Preliminary Schedule Available
31-Mar-21 Presenter Registration Ends at 11:59 pm: Non-registrants Dropped from Program
01-Apr-21 Non-presenter Registration Continues Through the Conference

June 2-5, 2021 

Virtual Conference


All presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and registered for the conference. Non-presenters who attend the full conference must also pay membership fees.  

Refund requests must be submitted in writing. Full or partial refunds will be processed according to the following schedule:
Requested by Feb 1: 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

Tiffany Knoell

David S. Silverman