Call For Papers

Scholars from all disciplines are invited to submit proposals for papers, panels, and special sessions for the fifth annual Grateful Dead Studies Association meeting, to be held in conjunction with the Grateful Dead area at the Popular Culture Association conference, in spring 2025, in New Orleans.

Please monitor the PCA website for details on the dates. We will update our information here as soon as that is made available.

We are looking for papers and presentations on all aspects of the Grateful Dead’s music, cultural impact, and historical significance, and their associated contexts, including the counterculture, fan culture, the 1960s, rock poster art, and more.

The Association is interdisciplinary and welcomes contributions representing all fields and theoretical perspectives.

Please review our Conference Proposal Checklist to see the criteria used to evaluate your proposal.

Submission information may be found here.

All presenters must be members of the PCA. Membership in the GDSA is not required.

Please note: this page will be updated as information is made available. Updates and the most recent information on the PCA conference will also be posted on the PCA website.