Finland 2009

PCA/ACA International Meetings
Turku, Finland, Summer 2009
27 July to 31 July 2009

International Conferences

International Popular Culture Conference Summer 2009


Location: Turku, Finland

Dates: 27 July 2009 through 31 July 2009

Conference sessions scheduled for Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (27,

29, 31 July) with site-seeing excursions and local tourism on Tuesday

and Thursday (28 and 30 July).


Conference Hotel: Scandic Julia Turku, Eerikinkatu 4, Turku, 20110, FI

866-538-0187 (located in the center of Turku and

Adjacent to the university) Conference Rate for Rooms:

71 Euros/single room/per night

84 Euros/twin room/per night (breakfast included.

Rooms have free Internet access)

Rate applicable for Sunday, 26 July.


Conference Registration: $350 (includes lunches on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday as well as morning and afternoon taste and drinks breaks; opening conference reception; excursion on Tuesday; and Conference dinner).


About Turku:  Turku is the oldest city in Finland, dating to 1229. The first Finnish university, the Royal Academy of Turku, was established in 1640. Historically, Turku has been a center of trade, culture, science, and Commerce since the Middle Ages. Turku Castle was built in the 1280s, and the Turku archipelago is a unique configuration of more than 20,000 islands and Islets. There is a Popular Culture Studies Center at the University, headed By Professor Hannu Salmi, and the opening reception will be held at the University.


Deadline for Proposals: April 19, 2009 (one week past the close of the National PCA/ACA Meeting in New Orleans).

Proposals: The proposal should be 300-350 words in length with a title and full identification and contact information. Proposals will be reviewed and accepted for presentation as they are submitted.

Send proposals to:

Douglas A. Noverr, Turku International Popular Culture Conference Organizer


Receipt will be acknowledged.


Proposals on all popular culture topics and subjects from any time period and any

place(s) welcomed. The conference theme is “The Wide World of Popular Culture,” and topics and subjects should be treated and considered at least in part by an international or comparative dimension.


Inquiries: Please direct all inquiries of whatever nature related to the Conference to Professor Doug Noverr (