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Virtual Conference Opportunity: Join us for SWPACA Summer Salon!

We are thrilled to announce our first ever SWPACA Summer Salon, to be held virtually from June 8-9, 2023!

Proposals are now being accepted for all of our nearly 70 subject areas! To submit your proposal, head to the conference database at

Please be aware that presentation slots for the virtual conference are limited, and registering in advance does not guarantee acceptance of your proposal. Acceptance emails will be sent by the end of April.

For general questions about the conference, visit our FAQs or contact us at

We look forward to seeing you in June!

Journal Dialogue Volume 9, Issue 1 & 2 Now Live!

We are pleased to announce Volume 9, Issue 1 & 2 — Teaching and Learning with the Grateful Dead is now live! Read it now at See the table of contents below.

Thank you to our guest editors, Timothy Ray and Julie DeLong for your tremendous efforts. And a special thank you to all of the authors who made this special double issue of Dialogue come together seamlessly.

— The Dialogue Team

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Partner CFP: Who Was That Masked Woman?

Who Was that Masked Woman: Representations of Women Vigilantes and Outlaws in Popular Media from Reconstruction to the Great Depression

Deadline for submissions: December 15, 2021

For more information, contact: Gregory Bray,, and visit the Northeast Popular & American Culture Association page with more details: