2020 Annual Meeting Call for Papers

The Call for Papers for the 2020 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC has been posted! If you’ve been considering submitting a proposal, now is the time. The AIA accepts proposals for individual papers, colloquia, posters and workshops on a wide range of topics, including recent fieldwork, ancient art and architecture, cultural heritage issues and digital humanities. Don’t forget that we have an open session specifically for undergraduates to present their work; and a lightning session, an informal venue for scholars to give 5-minute presentations on their work in progress, so that they can begin to receive feedback on their ideas. Since we hold our meetings jointly with the Society for Classical Studies (SCS), we particularly want to encourage those who are interested in proposing joint AIA-SCS sessions on topics that might be of interest to members of both organizations. All proposals are blind vetted by the Program for the Annual Meeting Committee (PAMC), so what matters is not your name or your status but the quality of your research and your ability to express your ideas clearly and coherently.

Very best of luck with your submission!

Ellen Perry
Chair of the PAMC

We strongly encourage submitters to review the documents below as changes have been made in recent years. Please note that all submissions must be made using the online forms. The submission deadlines are:

  • Sunday, March 17 and Sunday, March 31, 2019 (with $25 fee): For all workshops and colloquia including joint AIA/SCS colloquia, and any open-session submissions needing an early decision to acquire a visa or obtain funding.
  • Sunday, August 4 and Sunday, August 18, 2019 (with $25 fee): For workshops, open session paper and posters submissions, and any provisionally accepted colloquia and workshops that are resubmitting.
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2019: This deadline is applicable to all Lightning Session and Roundtable submissions.

Changes for the 2020 Annual Meeting

Online Submission Forms

General Info

  • Deadlines for Submission
  • Evaluation and Notification

Session Formats and Procedures

  • Organized Sessions
    • Colloquium
    • Joint AIA/SCS Colloquium
    • Workshops
  • Open Sessions
    • Paper Session
    • Field Reports Sessions
    • Poster Sessions
    • Lightning Session
  • Roundtable Session

Abstract Editing and Publication

Audiovisual Equipment


  • Graduate Student Travel Funds

  • Nonresident Presenter Travel Funds

  • Poster Session Subsidies


  • Graduate Student Paper Award

  • Poster Awards

Submission/Presentation Policies

  • Enforcement of Submission Deadline

  • Permissions Requirements

  • Membership Requirement

  • Waiver of Membership Requirement

  • Registration Requirement

  • Presenter Attendance Requirement

  • Ethical Standards Requirement

  • Permission to Present Materials

  • Language of Submissions/Presentations

  • Number of Submissions/Presentations

  • Number of Roles

Contact Information

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