Open Call for Sessions and Papers: Theoretical Archaeology Group 2020 US Conference at Stanford University (MAY 1-3, 2020)
We are pleased to invite you to submit proposals for the annual North American Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) at Stanford!
TAG 2020 Stanford aims to facilitate archaeological conversation across a range of topics, formats, and media. The conference will include a variety of events: a full-day plenary debate on the “Potentials and Limits of Big Data” in archaeology; two days of thematically open, concurrent breakout sessions; and a range of art exhibitions to stimulate conversations about the intersections of ethics, politics, and archaeological practice. In the spirit of the Stanford Archaeology Center, a space that fosters collaboration and discussion among archaeologists in different disciplines, we welcome sessions and papers on all current archaeological topics.
Open Call for Sessions and Papers
Two days of the conference will be dedicated to concurrent breakout sessions that will be organized by conference participants. We welcome session proposals and papers that engage with any dimension of archaeological theory and practice. Sessions may critically engage with the plenary theme or invite discussion on other epistemological, political, and ethical aspects of archaeological practice and data analysis. We encourage participants to consider a broad range of topics and formats—ranging from a series of 20-minute papers, lightning talks, and roundtable discussions. Scholars wishing to submit individual papers that are not attached to formally proposed sessions are also encouraged to do so. All sessions should be planned to be either two hours or three hours in length. Because discussion is an essential part of TAG, two-hour sessions should not include more than five 20-minute papers and three-hour sessions should not include more than six 20-minute papers.
Session proposals should be made by February 14th, 2020. The deadline for individual paper contributions to an accepted session or a general session will be March 15, 2020.