Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Call for Entries - Popular Culture Association Electronic Reference Site Award, 2018

Bit off-topic........

Popular Culture Association Electronic Reference Site Award, 2018 
The Popular Culture Association sponsors this prestigious award each year along with literary and film awards.  This award recognizes the growth and importance of new academic formats. Award winners will be announced at the PCA Annual Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, in March, 2018, and posted on the PCA website at http://pcaaca.org, on other appropriate websites, and in other media forums. Recipients need not be present at the conference to receive the award. Recipients who choose to attend will receive a $500 travel grant.

Submission and Nomination Procedures:
The policies and procedures for the Electronic Reference Site Award are similar to all the other PCA awards, with a focus on quality and relevance. The committee will consider electronic resources developed in the last three years (after 2014). The criteria for judgment by the committee include:
  • Quality of research/scholarship 
  • Use of hypertext/networking of electronic medium 
  • Use of supplementary/secondary materials 
  • Contribution to Popular Culture and/or American Studies scholarship 
  • Breadth of archived material 
  • Ease of searching 
  • Updatability

To nominate sites for the PCA Electronic Reference Site Award, please contact Allen Ellis at ellisa@nku.edu. In your nomination, please include the website address, the subject of the site, and contact information for the nominator and nominee. Self-nominations are welcome. Deadline: December 15, 2017.

Last year's winner: 
Colored Conventions: Bringing Nineteenth-Century Black Organizing to Digital Life.

Winners from previous years: