Concourse: 07/07/17


Friday, July 7, 2017

Funded Popular Cultural Association Conference on "Education, Teaching, History & Popular Culture" 2018

The Area of Education, Teaching, History and Popular Culture is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Popular Culture and American Culture Association National Conference, Indianapolis, IN, to be held March 29-31, 2018 at the J.W. Marriott, Indianapolis, IN. 

Educators, librarians, archivists, scholars, independent researchers and students at all levels are encouraged to apply. Submissions that explore, connect, contrast, or otherwise address area themes of schooling and education, teaching throughout history (including preparing teachers/preservice teacher education), history, archival studies and/or their linkages to popular culture from all periods are desired. Sample topics for papers include, but are not limited to:
Successful use(s) of popular culture in teaching at all levels in all contents;

Debating whether there can, in fact, be a form of “popular” culture among students today;
  • Reflections/linkages between schooling and popular culture;
  • International/multinational/cross-border lenses through which popular culture/popular perception of schooling can be viewed;
  • The role of history in education, teaching, or preservice teacher education;
  • The importance of/re-integration of historical foundations into teacher education;
  • Linkages between archival research and popular culture studies;
  • Representation(s) of teaching and/or schooling in popular culture through history;
  • How schooling/education has impacted/has been impacted by popular culture;
  • How LGBTQ studies has impacted/been impacted by schooling/education;
  • Queering classrooms/queering education;
  • Tapping into (or resisting) popular technology to improve education; and/or
  • Exploring the intersections of social media, social identity and education.

To be considered, interested individuals should please prepare an abstract of between 100-250 words. Individuals must submit electronically by visiting and following the directions therein. Please be sure to complete/ensure the accuracy of all presenter information. 

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for proposals is October 1, 2017.

Decisions will be communicated within approximately two weeks of deadline. All presenters must be members of the American Culture Association or the Popular Culture Association and fully registered for the conference by December 15:

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for “Early Bird” registration is November 15, 2017; the deadline to register for the conference (else be removed from the program) is December 15, 2017.

Graduate students, early career faculty and those traveling internationally in need of financial assistance are encouraged to apply:

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for applying for travel grants is December 1, 2017.

Graduate students are STRONGLY encouraged to submit their completed papers for consideration for conference award:

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for applying for a JPC or JAC Graduate Student paper award is January 1, 2018.

Any further inquiries can be directed to:

Dr. Edward Janak
Department Chair, Educational Foundations and Leadership
Phone: (419) 530-4114

Contact Email: 

For detailed information please see