CFP: NEPCA 2018 Conference

October 19-20, 2018, Worcester State University (Worcester, Massachusetts)

The Northeast Popular Culture Association’s 2018 fall conference will be held on the campus of Worcester State University in Worcester, Massachusetts, the weekend of October 19-20, 2018.

Call for papers

The Science and Technology area of the Northeast Popular Culture Association encourages paper submissions that explore the relation of science and technology to popular culture and to American culture. Science and technology are broadly defined. Some topics may include:

  • Science and technology in print and visual culture
  • Cultural influences on science and technology
  • Popularization of science and technology
  • Science education and the celebrity scientist
  • Science and technology in the museum
  • Science and the internet
  • Science, technology, and the future

Scholars and independent researchers from all levels and disciplines are welcome to submit.

Representations of science/scientists in television, film, art, print (newspapers, magazines,novels, comics, etc.), and other media

  • Use of science in popular culture
  • The cultural influence of science
  • Influences of popular culture on science and scientists
  • Internet culture and science
  • Scientists as celebrities, and celebrity advocates of science
  • Popular science and public understandings of science
  • Science communication and education
  • Translations of science into the public domain
  • The public and popular dimensions of scientific debates
  • Science and music
  • History and philosophy of science

Proposals for individual papers or complete panels are due by June 1, 2018. Additional information and guidelines can be found at

Deadline: June 1, 2018

Posted: April 23, 2018