American Studies Journals 2018 Calls for Submissions:    


Southwest Council of Latin American Studies

American Studies/American Studies International

Journal of American Studies

2017-2018 American Studies Collections and Exhibits:



2018 Texas and American Studies Meetings


February 7-10, 2018 – Southwest Popular and American Culture Association’s Annual Conference in Albuquerque, NM. Link

February 12-17, 2018 – National Association of African American Studies & Affiliates Joint National Conference in Dallas, TX

February 18, 2018 – Annual spring meeting of the East Texas Historical Association in Marshall, TX Link

March 2-3, 2018 – Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Alpine, TX. Link.

March 14-18, 2018- National Council for Black Studies in Atlanta, GA (link needed)

April 6-7, 2018 -Annual meeting of the West Texas Historical Association in San Angelo, TX. (link needed)

April 6-7, 2018 – Texas Institute of Letters annual award ceremony and banquet in San Antonio, TX. Link

April 6-8, 2018 – Annual meeting of the Texas Folklore Society in Lubbock, TX. Link

May 23-26, 2018 – Annual meeting of the Society of Southwest Archivists in San Antonio, TX. Link

June 8-10, 2018 – Annual Conference on the American Revolution at Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD (link needed)

Midwestern State University’s Moffett Library

Midwestern State University’s Moffett Library has been selected as one of 104 grant recipients across the country to host “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness,” a traveling exhibition to U.S. libraries.
A program launching the six-week exhibit will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in the leisure reading area of Moffett with opening remarks by MSU’s Interim Provost Dr. James Johnston. Chris Tall Bear of the Oklahoma State Department of Health and Nicholas Wahpepah of the Southern Plains Tribal Health Board will provide prayers and songs. Marshall Gover, president of the Pawnee Business Council in Pawnee, Oklahoma, and a member of the Pawnee Nation, and Rear Admiral Kevin Meeks, acting deputy director of Field Operations for the Indian Health Service and a member of the Chickasaw Nation, will speak on Native American health topics.
Through print images and videos, “Native Voices” explores the interconnectedness of wellness, illness, and cultural life for Native Americans, Alaska natives, and native Hawaiians. Stories drawn from both the past and present examine how health for native people is tied to community, the land, and spirit. In interviews, native people describe the impact of epidemics, federal legislation, the loss of land, and the inhibition of culture on the health of native individuals and communities today.
“We are so pleased to bring the National Library of Medicine’s fascinating exhibition to Wichita Falls,” said University Librarian Clara Latham. “We hope the native people in our community will take pride in the exhibition, and that all visitors will enjoy learning about these powerful concepts.”

Moffett Library will host the exhibition through June 7.

2017 Baylor Pruit Symposium


The 2017 Pruit Memorial Symposium at Baylor University returned  to the theme of black gospel music with “Singing the Sermon: When the Message and Music Matter,” featuring two keynote presentations: “From Spirituals to Blood Songs: Remembering Tradition and Deliverance through Gospel Performance” by Melvin Butler, Associate Professor of Musicology at University of Miami; and “A Theology of African American Sacred Song and Liberation” by Stephen Newby, Associate Professor of Music at Seattle Pacific University.

The annual event brings the perspectives of the Christian intellectual tradition on contemporary issues of common concern. Through the articulation of differing views within the realm of Christian understanding, Baylor aspires to be a locus for a distinctly Protestant and Christian world view that is true to the best thoughts in the Baptist tradition.

Other conference presenters were Deborah Smith Pollard, Terri Brinegar, Coretta Pittman, Jerry Zolten, and Laura Nash with Andrew Virdin. Click here for a complete schedule of events and presentations.

The Baylor American Studies Program was among the 2017 Pruit Symposium sponsors. Other sponsors included Armstrong Browning Library; Truett Theological Seminary; Baylor University Libraries; Baylor School of Music; the Department of Journalism, Public Relations & New Media; the Department of History; the Department of English; the Department of Religion; the Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching; the Center for Christian Music Studies; and the Baylor University Diversity Enhancement Grant.



The 2017 American Studies Association of Texas Conference will be held November 9-11, 2017, in Huntsville, Texas. The theme of the 61st Annual American Studies Association of Texas Conference, to be held on the campus of Sam Houston State University, is “Journeys, Treks, and Voyages That Shape(d) the Americas”


Southern Motor Car Company, Houston, 1908-1910. ”The Dixie Tourist”, 1909, pictured.

Registration details here
Keynote Speaker info here

Deadline for submissions: October 8, 2017
Contact email:

Conference information on Registration Form, Schedule, Keynote Speaker, Location and Hotels, and Parking may also be found at the conference website: