2014 Conference Info
The American Men’s Studies Association’s Twenty-Second Annual Conference on Men and Masculinities will take place at the University of Washington – Tacoma, Tacoma, WA, on March 27-29, 2014. This will be AMSA’s first conference in the far western U.S.
The Conference theme is: “Considering Culture: Masculinities in International and Regional Contexts.”
Unlike previous years, the 2014 conference will kick-off on Thursday night (March 27) with a dinner and address by our Scholar-in-Residence.
This kick-off will be immediately preceded by pre-conference workshops. Information about these workshops will be included in the registration portal. The conference will officially end on Saturday night. There will be no sessions or conference events on Sunday.
Call for Proposals
This year’s conference theme and its location in the Pacific Northwest reflect the continued deepening of the critical study of men and masculinities within and across cultural boundaries. The Pacific Northwest has been home to indigenous peoples for millennia. In this spirit, we specifically invite proposals that address aspects of masculinities within and across indigenous communities. Additional proposals related to the theme might address regional, national, international, and cross-cultural masculinities. With this theme, AMSA hopes to focus the lens of men’s studies on communities outside the bounds of mainstream discourse. While we particularly encourage proposals that address the conference theme we also invite proposals on a range of other topics relevant to the critical study of men and masculinities, and that reflect AMSA’s mission.
Accepted poster submissions will be part of the poster session that takes place prior to the keynote address on Friday evening. If interested, you can submit a proposal using our 2014 AMSA Conference Poster Submission Portal.
A new feature of the 2014 conference is the inclusion of art related to the critical study of men and masculinities and our conference theme. Throughout the conference there will be formal and informal opportunities for attendees to present their art. We are open to a wide range of art forms, including performance and visual art. If interested in presenting your artwork, you can submit a proposal using our 2014 AMSA Conference Artwork Submission Portal.
Download the call for posters and artwork as a pdf here.
The deadline for poster and artwork proposals is December 31, 2013.
The deadline for submissions of papers, panels and applied workshops has passed.
Registration for the conference is now open. To register securely on line click here.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the newly constructed Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites – Downtown Tacoma. The hotel is just one block from the University of Washington, Tacoma campus. Room charges include hot breakfast. The AMSA rate is $105 for a standard room (one King or two Queen beds) and $120 for a suite (one King or two Queen beds). In order to receive the AMSA rate, room reservations must be made by February 27, 2014.
You can reserve rooms online or via telephone. To make online reservations use the Hotel Website. By telephone, the reservations number is 888-465-4329. Use the Group Name: The American Men’s Studies Association, and the Block Code: MSA.
Two additional hotels are within walking distance of the conference:
Tacoma, Washington is in North America’s Pacific Time Zone with Daylight Savings Time beginning on March 9, 2014. The average daily temperatures for the end of March are highs of 57° (14°C) and lows of 41° (5°C).
Tacoma is situated along the saltwater banks of Puget Sound and known for its world-renowned glass art. The city’s many districts, including its vibrant urban core, abound with culture. Stroll the museum district where you can explore art, glass, and history. Wander amongst the eclectic mix of upbeat restaurants and music venues on Sixth Avenue. Shop the unique boutiques in the historic Proctor and Stadium districts, which bustle with foot traffic. Tacoma’s most well known attractions include: The Tacoma Museum of Glass, The Tacoma Glass Blowing Studio, The Tacoma Art Museum, The LeMay America’s Car Museum.
For more information about Tacoma’s attractions click here.
Visitors to Tacoma fly into the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport known as “Sea-Tac.” All major national and many international airlines fly into Sea-Tac. Tacoma is 18 miles south of Sea-Tac. Shuttle transportation to downtown Tacoma is by Capital Aeroporter and Shuttle Express. Public transportation is via Sound Transit bus route #574 which runs every 30 minutes from 6 am-7 pm Monday-Friday. Taxi and rental car companies are also available.
Amtrak’s Coast Starlight (en route between Seattle and Los Angeles, CA) and Cascades (en route between Vancover, BC and Eugene, OR) lines serve Tacoma daily, arriving at the Tacoma Amtrak station located at 1001 Puyallup Avenue, about one mile from the University of Washington, Tacoma.