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Archaeology Division Session Sponsorship

 

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THREE WAYS TO PARTICIPATE: AD SPONSORSHIP OF AAA SYMPOSIA

New! Open Call for Papers sessions: As part of a new meeting initiative for 2017, the Archaeology Division of the AAA will be using an open Call for Papers (CFP) format to encourage people to submit session ideas and utilize our extensive membership network to attract participants from within archaeology and across sub-disciplines. We see the AAA annual meeting as a unique opportunity for archaeologists to engage in intellectual conversations with other anthropologists who may not typically attend more sub-discipline specific meetings. The CFP format is not intended to replace the more traditional pre-organized session format, but instead offer a complementary way of facilitating a dialogue with scholars from our vibrant organization. This year we are especially interested in open CFP sessions that engage with our meeting theme of ‘”Anthropology Matters”. You may view the Open CFP Session abstracts here: http://ad.americananthro.org/open-call-for-papers-american-anthropological-association-annual-meeting-2017/

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY April 15. Please submit your abstract to the Program Editor for Archaeology (click on Officers for contact information), via e-mail (as a Word document or PDF attachment). Those interested in joining a session should indicate which session they want to join.

Pre-organized sponsored sessions: The AD annually sponsors one or more innovative, synthesizing sessions intended to reflect the state-of-the-art and the thematic concerns in archaeology. These sessions  appear on the program as ‘invited’. Sessions should be submitted using the AAA submissions portal and designated for AD review to be considered eligible for AD sponsorship. Members should work closely with the Program Editor when planning invited sessions. The AD may solicit an Invited Session that address a particular theme, but all submissions will be welcome and considered.The major criterion for selection of AD sponsorship is how well the proposed symposium exemplifies a holistic anthropological approach to a topic in archaeology.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY April 15 and a decision will be made by May 15.

Executive Session:  AD members are also invited to organize a session to be designated as an “Executive” session. The papers in this session should exemplify the meeting topic of “Anthropology Matters.” The full description of AAA Executive Sessions can be found here: http://www.americananthro.org/AttendEvents/Content.aspx?ItemNumber=2040

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY Thursday, February 16 (5pm EDT) via the AAA Annual Conference submission system. A step-by-step guide for submitting an application for an Executive Session is available at: http://bit.ly/2kq9bci

 


NEW KIND OF AAA ARCHAEOLOGY DIVISION SPONSORSHIP AT THE SAAs

In the interests of promoting discussion of topics, research, and theory of broad significance to anthropology and of strategic concern to archaeologists, the Board of the Archaeology Division has decided to support a session that is focused on discussion. Specifically invited are proposals for a forum or an electronic symposium in which papers are distributed before the meeting so that the meeting time can be devoted to very short presentations followed by a generous amount of discussion. To encourage the free flow of ideas, the AD will support this session by providing a cash bar. By agreement with the SAA program schedulers, this session will take place on Thursday evening.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY August 10 to the President-Elect (click on Officers for contact information), via e-mail (as a Word document or PDF attachment). Please include your last name in the file name of the attachment. The application should include the following:

  • Title and abstract of forum or digital symposium
  • Complete list of participants
  • Complete list of discussion topics (if a forum) or titles and abstracts of all individual papers in a digital symposium

The major criterion for selection of AD sponsorship is how well the proposed symposium exemplifies a holistic anthropological approach to a topic in archaeology.

A decision will be made by August 31. The designation of AD sponsorship must be included with the submission to the SAA Program Committee by their deadline in early September.

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