Call For Papers

Scholars from all disciplines are invited to submit proposals for papers, panels, and special sessions for the third annual Grateful Dead Studies Association meeting, to be held in conjunction with the Grateful Dead area at the Popular Culture Association conference, March 27-30, 2024, in Chicago.

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.

Abstracts are due December 15, 2023.

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.

Important Dates

Sept 1 Submissions open

Oct 7 Early (discounted) registration begins

Dec 15 Deadline for proposals

Jan 2 Early registration ends

Jan 3 Regular registration begins

Jan 13 Preliminary schedule posted online

Feb 1 Regular registration ends; Presenters who have not paid dropped

Mar 27 Conference begins