Call for Abstracts

Preparation for our seventh Mapping the Magazine conference is underway and will run the new dates of July 27 – 28, 2022, hosted by Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

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In preparation, we are now calling for abstracts on this year’s theme, Magazines and the Moment. Authors – practitioners and academics – are invited to submit their proposals for original work on topics around the 2022 theme, including:

  • Emerging trends and steadfast practices
  • Digital developments
  • Magazine history
  • Readership
  • Business models
  • Magazines as a lens
  • Magazines and movements

Papers dealing with other topics and themes are equally welcome, and organizers encourage a multidisciplinary approach, as well as theoretical and/or empirical perspectives.

Abstracts of 400 words for 20-minute papers must be submitted by February 28th, 2022. For a more in-depth guide to the topics and submission details, visit: