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american men's studies Association

advancing the critical study of men and masculinities  

2024 Interdisciplinary Conference on Men and masculinities


Plymouth State University

june 14-16

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Proposal Deadline is 25 January 2024

Conference Theme

Reimagining Men, Health and Power: Troubling Disciplinary Norms and Traditions

This year's conference seeks to open conversations about men's health and its relationship to power. As part of this call, we seek to find new ways of reimagining how to address men's health and associated inequities, while also paying careful attention to the role of power in these discussions. The conference offers an opportunity for participants to present new ways of thinking and understanding men, health and power through conference papers, presentations and posters. At the same time, we are also inviting participants to suggest and lead on creative and innovative ways where men, health and power can be reimagined. By the term men, we are inclusive of all experiences of men and masculinity, including trans men, non-binary and gender-diverse people, and trans masculine people. 

Download the full Call for Proposals for more detailed information about the conference theme and suggested proposal topics

Land Recognition and Call to Action

Plymouth State University is located on N’dakinna, which is the traditional ancestral homeland of the Abenaki, Pennacook and Wabanaki Peoples past and present. AMSA acknowledges and honors with gratitude the land and waterways and the alnobak (people) who have stewarded N’dakinna throughout the generations. AMSA also recognizes that some of these peoples currently lack federal recognition and that this land continues to be unceded. For more information about Indigenous peoples in New Hampshire, visit 

Proposal Options

  Individual Papers, Posters, and Artwork

If you are submitting an individual paper, poster, or artwork proposal, you will be asked to provide the following:

  • Title
  • Abstract of 250-300 words
  • 3-5 Keywords
  • Presenter Information
    • Name
    • Contact Information
    • Brief Biography (50 words max)


  Full Thematic Panel

Full panel proposals include one chair and three additional presenters organized around a common theme. If you are submitting a full thematic panel proposal, you will be asked to provide the following:

  • Panel Title
  • Panel Abstract of 250-300 words
  • 3-5 Keywords
  • Individual Paper Abstracts of 150-words each
  • Presenter Information for Chair and Presenters
    • Names
    • Contact information (for chair)
    • Brief Biographies (50 words max)


  Crash-Course Topics

We are excited to offer a session called "Crash-Course Topics" to support researchers in the development of new and emerging projects. In this session, researchers can present a 5-minute topic or idea they are looking to develop and receive feedback from colleagues in attendance. If you are submitting a Crash-Course Topic proposal, you will be asked to provide the following:

  • Title
  • Topic Overview
  • Name
  • Contact Information
  • Brief Biography (50 words max)

  Workshops and Film Screenings

We welcome productive 90-minute workshops that complement the conference theme, with particular priority for workshops that focus on health and well-being or professional development. We also welcome 90-minute film screening and discussions on a topic related to the theme of the conference. If you are proposing a workshop or film screening, you will be asked to provide the following:

  • Abstract/Summary of 250-300 words
  • 2-3 learning outcomes/take-aways
  • Brief outline of workshop structure (if workshop)
  • Copy of or link to film (if film)
  • Facilitator Information
    • Name(s)
    • Contact Information
    • Brief Biography(ies) (50 words max)

Conference Venue

The conference will be held at Plymouth State University in idyllic Plymouth, New Hampshire, USA. Plymouth State University is approximately 45 miles from Manchester Airport (around an hour’s drive) or about 2 hours’ drive from Boston’s Logan International Airport.

While we are still finalizing logistics, we note that we are working towards the following support:

  • Onsite accommodation at the university
  • Arrangement of scheduled shuttle buses to and from Boston Airport
  • Outdoor adventure activities and social activities
  • Mindfulness/relaxation activities

Pre-Conference Retreat

Prior to the start of the conference, AMSA is considering offering a two-day academic and clinical skill development retreat. This retreat may include Teaching, Writing and Research, and Clinical Practice streams to support the professional development of select participants. Participants will work closely with AMSA board members and other established academics and professionals. More information including application submission and cost will be provided later, including applications for bursaries. The retreat will run June 12th and June 13th. Cost of the retreat may include accommodation, breakfast and lunch, and registration fees.

You can express your interest in the two-day retreat using the online proposal submission form. Note that you do not need to submit a proposal nor be a presenter at the conference to attend the two-day retreat.

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