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37th Annual Southwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association Annual Conference

Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 10-13, 2016

2016 Conference Information

Front Page News

  • #SWPACA16 Conference App Now Available!

    The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) is pleased to announce that that we are using a conference app this year. The app contains information about the schedule, conference features, and nearby local restaurant. Among other features, the app will allow you to build a customized, personal schedule, take notes, and network with other conference attendees. To [...]

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  • Hotel Room Block Closes 1/19/2016

    Don’t forget to make your accommodations for the Hyatt! The reduced rate room block expires 1/19/16 at 5pm mountain time. See “Step 3″ on our conference registration information page for details on securing a room at the discounted block rate!  

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  • Charles Redd Center for Western Studies Awards Application Now Open

    The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies is pleased to announce multiple awards for 2016 that are available for scholars conducting research related to Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming. Please see the descriptions below. Follow the link to for further information and application instructions. Applications for 2016 are due [...]

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  • Preliminary Schedule for 2016 Conference Now Available!

    The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) is pleased to announce that the preliminary schedule is now available. Please note this schedule is preliminary and subject to slight revisions, especially regarding location of panels. Information about the full program and our conference app will be available in late January. If you have questions about the schedule, please [...]

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  • Application for the 2016 class of the Michael K. Schoenecke Leadership Institute Open

    The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) is pleased to announce that the online application for the Michael K. Schoenecke Leadership Institute is now open. We will be accepting applications through January 10, 2016. For information on the Institute, please visit the Michael K. Schoenecke Leadership Institute page now, then apply via the online application.

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  • Pre-Con Workshop: Making the Makerspace: A Look into the Creation of the iSpace

    Participants will explore the technologies, stakeholders, and politics inherent to the creation of a makerspace. The University of Arizona’s makerspace, iSpace, will serve as a frame to generate discussions and ideas. Participants will be engaging in mini maker projects throughout the workshop. The goal is for participants to leave with a working conceptualization of a [...]

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  • Pre-Con Workshop: From Concept to Book with Cynthia Miller and Stephen Ryan

    Wondering how to turn that terrific idea, conference paper, or article into a book-length publication? This workshop, conducted by author and editor Cynthia Miller and Stephen Ryan, Senior Editor for Rowman & Littlefield, will focus on practical suggestions for moving from “I’ve got a great idea,” to a book proposal, and beyond. We’ll talk about [...]

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  • Graduate/Travel Awards Application Deadline Extended

    The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) is pleased to announce that due to overwhelming demand, we are extending the deadline to apply for Graduate and Travel Awards has been extended to December  15, 2015 for the 37th Annual SWPACA conference to be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 10-13. For information on the Graduate and Travel [...]

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  • Call for Papers: Eclectica: For Topics with No Other Home

      CALL FOR PAPERS #SWPACA16! Eclectica: For Topics with No Other Home is the subject area for all the other great topics you come up with. Find more subject areas on our call for papers page! Help us grow #SWPACA16; share the call! Eclectica: For Topics with No Other Home Jeff Clayton, PhD, Lee College, English,

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