Call for Papers

The 2024 Annual Meeting will be held in Chicago, Illinois from January 4-7. After the 2023 Annual Meeting, AIA and SCS surveyed meeting participants about the hybrid conference in New Orleans. That survey revealed both the technical difficulties and frustrations that attendees and presenters encountered with the hybrid set up in New Orleans, and the overall desirability for many of virtual participation, which makes the conference accessible to those who are unable to travel.   

Both organizations have researched the costs and logistics of a more successful hybrid conference in Chicago in 2024. Given the need for additional AV (Audio Visual) equipment and paid technical support and the high costs of that equipment and support it was determined that that a fully hybrid meeting, of the type attempted in New Orleans, will not be feasible. Instead, we are planning for a conference with in-person sessions and some fully virtual sessions so that there is a virtual component to the meeting. The AIA will work with all presenters to ensure that everyone gets an opportunity to present. Speakers will be able to zoom in, if necessary, to in-person sessions, but there will be limited interactivity and no virtual audience at those sessions. 

For the 2024 Annual Meeting, the Program Committee invites proposals for organized sessions and open submissions that address the theme of “Movement, Mobility, and Displacement,” regarding people, things, and / or ideas. We especially encourage comparative sessions that bring together perspectives from different regions and periods, as well as those that engage with contemporary issues such as climate change, threats to cultural identity and / or heritage, military conflict, disease, and natural disasters.”  We also welcome sessions restricted to a specific region or time-period and hope that these will continue to be prominently represented in the meeting program.

The deadlines for submissions will follow the same pattern as previous years with deadlines in late March for all colloquia, any joint AIA/SCS sessions, and any open-session submissions needing an early decision to acquire a visa or obtain funding. We will accept workshops, open session paper and posters submissions, and any provisionally accepted colloquia and workshops that are resubmitting for the second deadline in August. 

Lightning Session and Roundtable submissions will be accepted through Wednesday, November 1. Please review the Call for Papers and submission forms prior to submitting.  

  • FIRST DEADLINE (March 27/April 10 with $25 fee): For all colloquia, any joint AIA/SCS sessions, and any open-session submissions needing an early decision to acquire a visa or obtain funding.
  • Second DEADLINE (August 7/August 21 with $25 fee): For workshops, open session paper and posters submissions, and any provisionally accepted colloquia and workshops that are resubmitting.
  • Wednesday, November 1, 2023: This deadline is applicable to all Lightning Session and Roundtable submissions.

Changes for the 2024 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

Funding

  • Graduate Student Travel Funds
  • Nonresident Presenter Travel Funds
  • Poster Session Subsidies

Prizes

  • 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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