Conference News Archive

First Proposal Deadline Has Passed

May 15 was the deadline for submitting proposals for the 2014 PAMLA annual meeting.  Most sessions are now "closed" and you will not be able to submit using the online proposal form.  Some sessions will be re-opening with an extended deadline of May 31.  Please consult the Session Topics List to see the latest list of sessions still accepting proposals.

Paper Proposals for PAMLA 2014

A list of approved session topics  for PAMLA 2014 has been posted and our online submission system is now open.  All paper proposals for General and Special Sessions must be submitted via the online system by May 15, 2014 for inclusion in the conference program.

CFP / Session Topics for PAMLA 2014

A list of approved sessions for the 112th PAMLA conference to be held in Riverside, California, from Oct. 31-Nov. 2 is now available: PAMLA 2014 Topic Areas

Special Theme for PAMLA 2014

The 2014 PAMLA Conference in Riverside, California (Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2014) will encounter the theme "Familiar Spirits." We invite participants to consider papers and sessions on magic, conjuring, spirits, hauntings, Spiritualism, and manifestations as well as presentations that treat the familiar, familial, and the commonplace in relation to the paranormal, strange, and uncanny. We anticipate rich and vibrant discussions that defamiliarize the known and draw near the mysterious.

Special Session Proposals for PAMLA 2014 due December 15

Next year's conference will take place at the Riverside Convention Center in California, October 31-November 2, 2014.  Special Session proposals for the 2014 conference are due to PAMLA’s 2014 First Vice-President Heidi Schlipphacke (University of Illinois, Chicago), by December 15, 2013:  heidis@uic.edu.  Please send Professor Schlipphacke your name, affiliation, preferred email address, and a session title and brief abstract (@ 50 words).

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