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2018 Annual Conference

November 8, 2018-November 10, 2018

Baltimore, Maryland

Lord Baltimore Hotel

For 2018, MAPACA returns to Baltimore, Maryland. In addition to world-class restaurants, museums, attractions and numerous historical landmarks, Baltimore is a vibrant center for music, art, literature and culture in the Mid-Atlantic region.

The 2018 conference will be held once again in the historic and newly-renovated Lord Baltimore Hotel in Downtown Baltimore. The Lord Baltimore Hotel was built in 1928 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The hotel was purchased by the Rubell Family who launched a complete remodel and restoration of the French Renaissance hotel.

Call for papers: 

Proposals are welcome on all aspects of popular and American culture for inclusion in the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) conference in Baltimore, MD. Single papers, panels, roundtables, and alternative formats are welcome.

Proposals should take the form of 300-word abstracts, and may only be submitted to one appropriate area. For a list of areas and area chair contact information, visit General questions can be directed to mapaca at mapaca dot net. The deadline for submission is Saturday, June 30, 2018.

MAPACA’s membership is comprised of college and university faculty, independent scholars and artists, and graduate and undergraduate students. MAPACA is an inclusive professional organization dedicated to the study of popular and American culture in all their multi-disciplinary manifestations. It is a regional division of the Popular Culture and American Culture Association, which, in the words of Popular Culture Association founder Ray Browne, is a “multi-disciplinary association interested in new approaches to the expressions, mass media and all other phenomena of everyday life.”

To submit a proposal for the 2018 conference, please click the Submit Proposal button located on the left side of the MAPACA home and conference pages, **or click here. **

Registration will open in July.

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