UPDATE: [Cultural-Historical] American History and Culture area (SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference 2008)

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Kelli Shapiro
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CFP Deadline Extended:
The submission deadline for all proposals to the SW/TX PCA/ACA conference
has been extended until December 15, 2007.
Call for Papers: American History and Culture area
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture / American Culture Associations
29th Annual Conference, February 13-16, 2008, Albuquerque, New Mexico
The annual SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference is one of the nation's largest
gatherings of interdisciplinary scholars. The 2008 conference will take
place February 13-16 at the Hyatt Regency in vibrant downtown Albuquerque,
New Mexico, just steps from historic Route 66. Further details about the
conference are available at its website, http://www.h-net.org/~swpca .
Panels are still forming for the American History and Culture area of the
conference. Email your queries and proposals for individual presentations
or full panels to the Area Chair of the American History and Culture area,
Kelli Shapiro (Dept. of American Civilization, Brown University), at
Kelli_Shapiro_at_brown.edu . Include a 200-word abstract with a working
title, as well as a CV or bio, for each potential presenter. Mention the
conference or the American History and Culture area in the email's subject
line. The submission deadline for all areas of the conference has been
extended until December 15, 2007.
Professors, independent scholars, teachers, and professionals are
encouraged to participate. Graduate students are particularly welcome at
the conference, which offers awards for the best graduate papers. Please
note that the SW/TX PCA/ACA does not generally accept papers that have been
presented elsewhere (unless to a small and/or local audience). The
conference features numerous individual subject areas, including American
History and Culture. Each area has its own Area Chair, and each typically
contains multiple thematic conference panels. Please consult the
conference's area list at
http://www.h-net.org/~swpca/Areas/area_chair_08.htm to determine whether
the American History and Culture area is the appropriate area to receive
your proposal.
Below are some suggestions for presentation / panel topics that fall within
the American History and Culture area of the conference. Topics not
mentioned here are also welcome for consideration. Each presentation in
the American History and Culture area should have a historical focus and
should emphasize culture.
* American cultural history in general
* Specific eras / periods in American history
* Public history, collective memory, nostalgia, historic preservation,
memorials / monuments, and historical sites
* Consumer culture and advertising
* Leisure, public amusements, travel, and tourism
* Car culture, the American road / roadside America, and Route 66
* Urban studies, architecture, city planning, cultural geography, cultural
* Local image / identity creation, boosterism, and the marketing of place
* Stardom and celebrity culture
* Radio
* Youth culture / subcultures, children's culture, etc.
* Visual culture, art, and design
* Sports
Kelli Shapiro
Area Chair, American History and Culture

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