PROPOSALS for 2018 ARE NOW OPEN.
NEPCA’s 2018 conference will take place on the campus of Worcester State University, Worcester, Massachusetts on Friday October 19 and Saturday October 20, 2018.
Proposals are due before June 1, 2018. After this date NEPCA will only accept proposals that round out incomplete panels.
Periodic updates and information will be made on this site and can be viewed by clicking on the 2018 Conference tab above.
May 31-June 2nd
The third conference in the series on Soccer and Globalization will focus on participation and inclusion in global sports and global history. Using a comparative perspective, we look to better understand how and why certain types of people are allowed to participate and others are not in a cross-section of sports, and what is being done to address these inequalities. Scholarly panels followed by roundtable discussions of NGO leaders, former players, and club and organizing body officials will create a better dialogue between different stakeholders.
All sessions are free and open to the public.
Complete program available on the conference website.
Weatherhead Initiative on Global History
A Research Cluster on Global Transformations
Women Warriors and Popular Culture: Representations across Time and Space
Panel Proposed for the Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area
Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
2018 Conference of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
Worcester State University, Worcester, Massachusetts
19-20 October 2018
Proposals due 1 June 2018
Women warriors have been important figures throughout history, but their reception and representation in popular culture is often overlooked. As a means of furthering discussion and debate on these individuals, the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture invites paper proposals that explore the histories, mythologies, cultural presentations and workings of women warriors across time and space. We welcome papers that delve into the popular cultural appropriation of notable women warriors, such as Boudicca, Joanna of Flanders Joan of Arc, or Grace O’Malley, as well as papers that address the place and signification of women warriors in the historical and mythic fiction of popular culture (TV, movies, comics, etc.), such as Snow White and the Huntsman, The Vikings, and Wonder Woman.
Presentations will be limited to 15 or 20 minutes in length depending on final panel size.
Directions for Submission:
Please contact the organizers Michael A. Torregrossa and June-Ann Greeley at firstname.lastname@example.org, using “Women Warriors and Popular Culture” as your subject line, with any questions in advance of the 1 June 2018 deadline.
Submissions for the panel will be made by the organizers to NEPCA. We need contact information, academic affiliation (if any), an academic biographical statement (between 50 and 200 words), a paper title (no more than 60 characters), and a paper abstract (no more than 250 words). Please send this to us at email@example.com, using “Women Warriors and Popular Culture” as your subject line.
Proposals for NEPCA’s annual conference are due June 1. Please submit your proposals ASAP. NEPCA staff know this is a busy time, but NEPCA needs to meet in June to assemble the conference and begin doing to scores of tasks necessary for conducting a successful conference.
One click on the 2018 Conference tab will take you to a page with all needed information. Submit now and let all your colleagues know!
Americana: The Institute for the Study of American Popular Culture invites submissions in American Studies and American popular culture for our journal.
DEADLINE: 1 June 2018 for the Spring 2018 edition of Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, 1900 to present
We welcome a variety of critical appraoches on subject matter such as film, television, streaming shows, YouTube shows/channels, sports, bestsellers, venues, fashion, emerging popular culture trends, pop culture and technology, music, politics, style, and other related pop culture topics.
All work is peer reviewed by our Advisory Board readers: http://www.americanpopularculture.com/journal/advisory_board.htm
[[If you would like to be considered for our Advisory Board, email a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. The duties include reading one or two essays per year in your field of expertise.]]
Please keep your name off the submission itself as we use the double blind peer review process.
We encourage you to read past issues as well as the current issue if you would like to get a sense of the kind of work we have published: http://www.americanpopularculture.com/journal/index.htm
Guidelines for submission are here: http://www.americanpopularculture.com/journal/call_for_papers.htm
Email submissions to email@example.com
Thank you. We look forward to reading your research and writing.
A Conference at the Hagley Museum and Library
Wilmington, Delaware, November 8-9, 2018
The history of surveillance is often associated with the history of the state. However, commercial organizations in the United States – from insurance companies to audience rating firms and database marketers, to corporate personnel and auditing departments – also exercise power over citizens through systems of identification, classification, and monitoring. The history of commercial surveillance thus intersects with key issues concerning the history of privacy, information, social sorting and discrimination, and technologies of discipline and control.
For a conference sponsored by the Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society on November 8-9, 2018, we invite proposals that explore the history of commercial surveillance in the United States, from settlement to the present. These (non-state) surveillance activities might be found in a variety of business settings and industries, involve a range of formal or informal practices, and might be directed at customers, media audiences, borrowers, consumer markets, employees, or labor. The long history of commercial surveillance serves to illuminate the precursors, continuities, and logic of today’s “surveillance capitalism.”
We are interested in original, empirically-grounded unpublished essays that consider one or more of the following questions:
- How have commercial surveillance systems contributed to the production of knowledge about individuals or populations? To what extent have private-sector classification systems shaped categories of identity and social status in the United States?
- In what ways have commercial surveillance systems contributed to understandings of gender and race in the United States? How have these understandings been formalized or institutionalized?
- How does the development of commercial surveillance fit into broader social, political, or economic efforts to discipline behavior or control risk?
- To what extent have commercial surveillance systems overlapped – or collaborated – with state surveillance systems, such as law enforcement, social services, or statistical data gathering?
- What legal issues have attended the history of commercial surveillance? How have commercial surveillance practices been regulated, particularly with regard to discrimination and privacy?
- To what extent have distinctions between work and leisure been blurred by commercial surveillance?
- How does the history of commercial surveillance help contextualize the development of big data and predictive analytics in our own time? What underlying structures, norms, or business objectives can be discerned?
- What technologies have been developed, and for what specific purposes, to facilitate commercial surveillance?
Sarah E. Igo (Vanderbilt University) will open the conference with a keynote address on the evening of November 8. She will discuss her new book, The Known Citizen: A History of Privacy in Modern America, to be published by Harvard University Press in May 2018.
If you are interested in proposing a paper, please submit proposals of no more than 500 words and a one-page C.V. to Carol Lockman at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1, 2018. We welcome submissions from historians as well as ethnographically oriented social scientists. Presenters will receive lodging in the conference hotel and up to $500 to cover their travel costs.
This conference was initiated by Josh Lauer (University of New Hampshire), and he is joined on the program committee by Roger Horowitz (Hagley Museum and Library) and Ken Lipartito (Florida International University).
Call for Papers for Film and History area for the NEPCA’s 2018 Fall Conference to be held at Worcester State University in Worcester, MA October 19-20, 2018. Northeast Regional Popular / American Cultural Association (NEPCA) annual conference.
Dr. Carol Mitchell; Area Chair of Film and History
Call for Papers: Film and History. The annual fall conference of NEPCA will be held at Worcester State University in Worcester, MA on October 19-20, 2018. Deadline for proposals is June 1, 2018. Visit the NEPCA website at: https://nepca.wordpress.com/2018-conference for full information on proposal submission and registration.
Film and History welcomes presentations on a wide range of film topics contributing to popular culture.
Suggestions for topics include:
- Films portraying historical events with great accuracy or which provide fresh or controversial perspectives (e.g., Spotlight; F.K.)
- Films exploring the nature of complex characters or incorporating social, political, and cultural themes (e.g., heroism, friendship, injustice, racism, betrayal, ambition)
- Film adaptations of other media, (i.e., novels, short stories, theatre) or from real life
- Film genres, such as comedy, crime film, the Western, war film, or science fiction
- Filmmaking and film directors (e.g., Scorsese’s portrayal of women)
- History of the cinema and economic and cultural impacts of film on society
- Academy Awards’ nominations, policies, and practices
Please submit your paper proposals by following the 2018 Paper Proposals link at: https://nepca.blog/2018-conference by June 1, 2018.
NEPCA presentations are generally 15-20 minutes in length and may be delivered either formally or informally. As Area Chair of Film and History, I am happy to preview your proposal. However, all final submissions should be “CC’d” to me at email@example.com in addition to your submission to the program chair.
NEPCA prides itself on holding conferences that emphasize sharing ideas in a non-competitive and supportive environment consisting of graduate students, independent scholars, junior faculty, and senior scholars.
A growing awareness of transgender issues has intensified in recent years, especially after the high-profile media example of Caitlyn Jenner, the career ascension of Laverne Cox, and the cross-media achievements of Jazz Jennings. This rising awareness has caused activism both for and against the transgender community and compels us to question many of the binaries that permeate popular culture. Few issues question borders and transcend boundaries in such an important manner as current transgender concerns, and although there has been scholarly attention on trans communities, there has been little attention given to the intersection of trans identities and broader contemporary culture.
We are seeking 200-400 word abstracts for book chapters (18-20 pages with end notes) exploring the theme of what exists within and beyond the binaries that were, upon a time, never questioned or examined, especially as expressed through a transgender lens and in popular culture.
Any solid methodological approach will be considered. We are particularly interested in projects that question or redefine gender and transgender identities beyond the expectations of binary codes, be it language, media portrayals, and historical considerations, such as but not limited to:
- Transgender presence in cinema
- Transgender identities in music
- Transgender culture and fashion
- International perspectives on transgender visibility and perspectives
- Social media representations of trans identities
- Transgender presences in video games
This collected work will explore numerous aspects of transgender identity from a scholarly perspective while at the same time using transgender as a lens to investigate cultural practices and constructions. It will be multidisciplinary and well researched, but also accessible to a non-scholarly audience. The book would be organized in three major sections roughly corresponding to the past, present, and future of the transgender presence and movement.
By May 15, please submit for consideration a chapter abstract or a completed book chapter and brief bio to Dr. John Lamothe, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our current timeframe is:
May 15, 2018—Deadline for chapter proposals
May 2018 – Put out 2nd CFP to round out any chapters we’re missing.
September 2018 – Deadline for completed chapters.
November 2018 – Deadline for final chapter revisions.
December 2018 – Submit final manuscript to publisher.
Spring/Sum 2019 – Final book goes to press.