Monday, February 27, 2017

2017 Conference Info

UMichFeatureThe American Men’s Studies Association’s Twenty-Fifth 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 30 through April 2, 2017. To celebrate AMSA’s Silver Anniversary the theme of AMSA XXV is “Honoring Our History, Imagining Our Future.”

As more information is available, it will be posted here.
Questions? email AMSA

Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals for AMSA XXV is closed. As AMSA celebrates a quarter of a century milestone, it especially invites presentations exploring what has been accomplished in masculinities studies and what’s next for the critical and interdisciplinary study of men and masculinities. AMSA invites proposals from a range of disciplines and professional fields. Conference sessions may take the form of individual presentations, thematic panels, applied workshops, posters, performance pieces and artwork. Interdisciplinary teams of presenters or interdisciplinary panels are strongly encourages to send joint or linked proposals. The Conference Committee also invites proposals for pre-conference workshops of three hours.

The deadline for submissions was November 15, 2016.
Notifications of acceptance will take place on December 15, 2016.
Presenters must register for the conference before February 1, 2017.

  • Download the complete proposal call here.

Conference Registration

Conference registration is now open. Register online here.

The Loren Frankel Student Scholarship

The Loren Frankel Scholarship Fund supports students engaged in the critical study of men and masculinities. It provides up to $500 each year to a qualified student or students attending and presenting at the annual AMSA Men’s Studies Conference. Graduate and undergraduate students accepted to present a paper or poster project at the annual AMSA conference are eligible for the award. The deadline for applications is February 1, 2017.
For more information and to apply.

Conference Lodging

AMSA has contracted with a number of hotels in Ann Arbor to help you find the best rates and locations. Rooms start as low as $145 a night (plus taxes) and are located a 5-12-minute walk to the conference location. If reservations are made via phone, please state you are booking through the “AMSA room block.”

  • The Graduate Hotel, located a 12-minute walk away, offers lodging at $178 per night, plus applicable taxes. Reservations can be made by calling the Graduate Hotel at 734-769-2200 or onlineReservations must be made by 02/14/17.
  • The Inn at the League, located a 9-minute walk away, offers lodging at $145 – $155 per night, plus applicable taxes. Reservations can be made by calling 734-764-3177 or online. Reservations must be made by 02/28/17.
  • The Executive Learning and Conference Center, located a 4-minute walk away, offers lodging at $157 per night, plus applicable taxes. Reservations can be made by calling 734-764-7677 or online. Reservations must be made by 03/16/17.

About Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan is located in North America’s Eastern Standard Time Zone with Daylight Saving Time beginning on March 12, 2017. 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, and United. All major US rental car agencies are available. One way taxi service to Ann Arbor 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.