CFP: TAG Chicago 2013 (May 9-11, 2013)

Theoretical Archaeology Group-USA
Chicago: May 9-11, 2013.

Session Proposals due January 1, 2013
Individual Paper submissions due March 1, 2013

*** 2013 Theme: “Vision” ***

Inspired by the venue of Chicago, a forcefully planned city shaped by the vision of Daniel Burnham and his political allies that prides itself on the visual assets of its modernist architecture and public art collections, as well as its ability to forecast the economy through the futures market, the theme for this year is “Vision.”

The theme will form the basis of a conversation initiated by the plenary session but participants are urged to interpret it generously and sessions will not be limited by subject.  In its broadest sense, Vision represents a birds-eye view of where archaeology is headed, the vista that TAG attempts to provide through its now world-wide conferences.

Plenary speakers: Susan Alcock, Ruth Van Dyke, and Pamela Bannos.

*** Instructions for submitting a session or paper proposal ***

Session proposals can be submitted through the TAG-Chicago website from December 1, 2012 until January 1, 2013 ( Session proposals must include a title and abstract (max 400 words), and indicate whether a 1.5 hour or 3 hour time slot is required. Organizers are free to make use of the time slot however they wish (i.e., scheduling discussants, Q&As, or round-table discussion in addition to paper presentations), but should briefly describe the format of the session in their abstract. More creative and non-traditional uses of the time frame are also welcome, but requests for additional AV equipment should be made by March 15, 2013.

Accepted sessions will be posted on the TAG-Chicago website after January 1, 2013, along with the email addresses of the organizers. Potential participants should send individual paper abstracts (max 300 words) directly to the session organizers, by email. Session organizers are responsible for selecting papers, and for sending the complete session roster along with all paper abstracts and titles to the TAG-Chicago committee by March 15, 2013.

Registration is required to submit a session proposal through the website. All participants (e.g., presenters, organizers and discussants) must be registered by March 15, 2013.

Organizers: Dept. of Anthropology, University of Chicago
Co-Hosts: Dept. of Anthropology, Northwestern University; Dept. of Anthropology, University of Illinois-Chicago; Department of Anthropology, The Field Museum
Contacts: For questions about conference registration and how to submit proposals, contact Mary Leighton ([email protected]).