Sunday, October 4, 2015

2016 Conference Info

UMichFeatureThe American Men’s Studies Association’s Twenty-Fourth Conference on Men and Masculinities  returns to Ann Arbor, Michigan and the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work, the home of AMSA, March 31 through April 3, 2016.

The Conference Theme is “(Un)Masking Masculinities: Constructing and Deconstructing Representations of Masculinities.”

The AMSA XXIV Conference Preview and registration rates will be available on November 2, 2015. As more information is available,

it will be posted here.

Call for Presentation Proposals

amsa-xxiv-logoThe Call for Proposals is now available for the Conference with a submission deadline that varies depending upon the type of proposal. Download the complete Call for Papers (pdf) here. Proposals must be submitted online using the links below:

  • Posters proposal submission deadline is November 15. 2015. Submit poster proposals online here.
  • Papers and Applied Workshops proposal submission deadline is October 1, 2015. Submit paper and applied workshop proposals here.
  • Pre-conference workshops proposal submission deadline is December 15, 2015. Submit 3-hour pre-conference workshop proposals online here.
  • Thematic Panels proposal submission deadline is October 1, 2015. Submit thematic panel proposals online here.
  • Artwork proposal submission deadline is November 15, 2015. Submit artwork proposals online here.

Submitters will be notified of the status of their abstract by November 2, 2015

About Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan is located in North America’s Eastern Standard Time Zone with Daylight Saving Time beginning on March 13, 2016. It is about 43 miles from downtown Detroit and 27 miles from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.  The normal temperatures at the end of March are highs of 53° (12°C) and lows of 32° (0°C).


University of Michigan Museum of Art

Ann Arbor is most well-known as the home of the main campus of the University of Michigan. Just off the campus, Ann Arbor’s downtown district boasts everything from riveting theater to exclusive art galleries to an engaging cinema scene to renowned concert halls that command legendary performers. And that’s all without mentioning the historic, newly renovated University of Michigan Museum of Art. There are eclectic shops, ethnic restaurants and hip night clubs and 30 independent bookstores. From mysteries and crime to holistic healing and yoga, each store has a unique personality and area of expertise. For more about Ann Arbor attractions click here.



Ann Arbor is served by Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW). It is an international hub for Delta Airlines and is served by Air France, Alaska Airlines, American, Frontier, Jet Blue, Lufthansa,Royal Jordanian, Southwest, Spirit, United, and US Airways. All major US rental car agencies are available. One way taxi service is $54-$60.

AnnArborAirThe Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (“The Ride”) provides public bus service to and from DTW Airport to two stops in Ann Arbor for $12 each way when pre-booked. It stops at the Blake Transit Center, 328 S. Fifth Avenue, and the Kensington Court Hotel in Ann Arbor.

The downtown Amtrak station  (325 Depot Street) is served daily by the “Michigan Wolverine” passenger rail line between Chicago and Detroit.