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24th Annual California Studies Conference


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We had such a great time at our 24th Annual Conference, and we look forward to seeing you next year!

» California on Fire Schedule PDF



In McCone Hall, near North Gate, on the UC Berkeley campus. McCone is near the intersection of Hearst and Euclid. On the campus, it’s in between the journalism building and the main library. Here’s a map PDF

Getting there:
McCone is a 10-15 minute walk from Downtown Berkeley BART. Also, AC transit routes F, 52 and 65 all stop ½ block away from McCone. See the map above for transit, walking and parking directions. For details about parking lots (location and price and needed tender: ie: bring small bills!) see this map. Zoom in to the "Lower Hearst Garage" for the lot that is closest to the conference venue. For transit schedules, see AC Transit and BART.

Food and Drink:
We will provide coffee, tea, and pastries/cookies in the morning and just after lunch. Lunch will be on your own McCone is one block from a great lunch district at Hearst and Euclid.

Sustenance for your brain:
In addition to our panels, we’ll have a book sales table, sponsored by the wonderful folks at PM Press. Bring your dollars for some new books, including a few written by CSA members! 


Call for Graphic Submissions! (now closed)

The California Studies Association is looking for large format visual images (such as graphic posters and maps) to display at its annual conference to be held Saturday, April 26, 2014.

The theme is "California on Fire: Climate Chaos, Inequality, Urban Transformation" in all its aspectsó politics, economics, and nature. Illustrators, cartographers, and artists are encouraged to send imagery that explores the historical or contemporary volatility of California.

FORMAT: The display size will be 18"x24". Please submit pdf or jpeg formatted files with at least 300 dpi at the display size. CSA will produce high-quality digital prints from supplied files. Original prints submitted should not exceed the display size without prior arrangement.

DEADLINE: Submissions must be received no later than March 31, 2014.

CSA reserves the right to reject submissions.

For more information and to submit, contact exhibit coordinators Darin Jensen ( or Lincoln Cushing (