Past Conferences

April 1–3, 2012
“Re-thinking ‘Mid-America’ in a Time of Crisis” Oklahoma State University-Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma

2012 Program pdf

April 7–10, 2011
“The Life of the Object: An Experimental Workshop and Conference on Production, Consumption, and Creative Reuse in American Culture” University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

2011 Program pdf

March 25–27, 2010
“Studying ‘America’? Critical Conjunctures for the 21st Century” University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

2010 Program pdf

April 3–4, 2009
“Identities and Technoculture” University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

2009 Program pdf

February 8–9, 2008
“Nuestra America in the U.S.? A U.S. Latino/a Studies Conference” University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

2008 Program pdf

April 13–14, 2007
“Teaching as if American Studies Matters” Kauffman Conference Center, Kansas City, Missouri

2007 Program pdf

April 6–8, 2006
“American Public Cultures: Space, Performance, and Identity” Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri

2006 Program pdf

April 15–16, 2005
“Worlds Within/Worlds Without” University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

April 17–19, 2004
“Creating Communities: American Studies, Indigenous Nations Studies, and First Nations Peoples” University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

April 11–12, 2003
Joint conference with the Great Lakes American Studies Association (GLASA) University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

April 5–6, 2002
“Americans Study Their Environments” Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri

April 20–21, 2001
“The Cultural Agencies of American Institutions: Analyzing Sites for the Production, Dissemination, and Appropriation of Cultural Capital” University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

April 7–8, 2000
“American Studies 2000: Building Bridges into the New Millennium” University of Missouri–Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri

April 16–17, 1999
“Both Sides against the Middle: American Culture in Middle America” Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska

April 24–25, 1998
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

April 25–26, 1997
“American Studies and Everyday Life” Holiday Inn Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota

April 19–21, 1996
“From Culture Concept to Cultural Studies? Changing Models of American Studies” Radisson Clayton Hotel, Clayton, Missouri

April 7–9, 1995
Joint conference with the Rocky Mountain American Studies Association (RMASA) Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

April 8–9, 1994
University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

April 16–18, 1993
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

April 1992
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

April 11–14, 1991
“Regionalism” University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Arkansas

April 19–21, 1990
Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri

April 28–30, 1989
Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska

April 15–17, 1988
“Looking Backward: Class, Gender, Technology, and the Making of Modern Culture” University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

May 1–3, 1987
“Main Street, Lake Wobegon, and Other Small Towns” St. Paul, Minnesota

April 17–19, 1986
“Habits of the Heartland” Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas

April 12–14, 1985
“The Shaping of American Culture” University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign, Illinois

Conferences of the Midcontinent American Studies Association (MASA)

April 27–29, 1984
Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri

April 15–17, 1983
“Community and Communities in American Culture” Joint conference with the North Central American Studies Association (NCASA) University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

April 2–3, 1982
Joint meeting with the Sonneck Society and the Midwest Chapter of the American Musicological Society University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

April 9–11, 1981
“Women, the West, Ethnicity, Urbanity, and Other Themes in American Culture” University of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska

April 17–19, 1980
Living History Farms, Des Moines, Iowa

April 5–7, 1979
Joint meeting with the Ohio–Indiana American Studies Association (OIASA) New Harmony Inn, New Harmony, Indiana

March 31–April 1, 1978
“The History, Cultures, and Peoples of the Mississippi Valley” Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri

April 1–2, 1977
Kansas City, Missouri

March 26–27, 1976
“The People and Cultures of American Mountain Regions” Tan–Tar–A Resort, Osage Beach, Missouri

May 1–2, 1975
The Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer, Grand Island, Nebraska

March 28–29, 1974
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois

April 6–7, 1973
Amana Colonies, Iowa

March 24–25, 1972
Park College, Parkville, Missouri

March 26–27, 1971
“Women in America” University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

March 20–21, 1970
“American Urbanism and Its Processes” Omaha, Nebraska

March 28–29, 1969
Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri

April 5–6, 1968
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

April 1, 1967
Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

October 26–28, 1967
First national conference of the American Studies Association, hosted by MASA Hotel President, Kansas City, Missouri

March 25–26, 1966
University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

April 3, 1965
“The Settling of St. Louis” Southern Illinois University, Alton, Illinois

April 10–11, 1964
Kansas State College of Pittsburg, Pittsburg, Kansas

April 6, 1963
University of Kansas City, Missouri

April 13, 1962
Joint conference with the Midwest Sociological Society Des Moines, Iowa

March 31, 1962
Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

Conferences of the Central Mississippi Valley American Studies Association (CMVASA)

March 25, 1961
University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

October 15, 1960
CMVASA Mark Twain Anniversary Meeting Hannibal, Missouri

March 26, 1960
State University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

March 21, 1959
MacMurray College, Jacksonville, Illinois

March 29, 1958
Park College, Parkville, Missouri

April 13, 1957
Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri

April 14, 1956
Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri