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CFP: Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) 2020

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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.

All submissions should be made through our website:

If you have questions, please consult our website or email

For more updates, please follow us on Twitter (@StanfordTAG2020) or Facebook (@TAG.NorthAmerica).

CFP: ARCE 2020 Annual Meeting

Apply to Present at ARCE’s 2020 Annual Meeting!   ARCE members can apply now to present a paper or poster at our Annual Meeting, which will take place from April 3-5, 2020, in Toronto, Canada. Send us your submission today!

ARCE’s Annual Meeting brings together hundreds of scholars who present on Egyptian history and heritage, recent fieldwork, technological advances, and much more.    Submissions must be received through ARCE’s All Academic site by January 7, 2020. Review our submission guidelines and complete your entryhere. Submissions can only be accepted from ARCE members in good standing. Please join or renew online or contact us by email.   More information on the 2020 Annual Meeting will be posted on the ARCE website as it becomes available.  

We look forward to receiving your abstract!

CFP: Natura Graduate Conference in Science & Epistemology, “Virtual Ecologies”

Virtual Ecologies
Natura’s 9th Annual Graduate Conference in Science and Epistemology
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
March 6, 2020

Keynote Address:
Lisa Swanstrom (Associate Professor of English, University of Utah)

Call for Papers
Hosted by Natura, a Rutgers University Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Working Group focused on critical perspectives of Science and Epistemology, the 2020 Natura Graduate Conference seeks papers on the topic of virtual ecologies: dreamed, immaterial, digital, imagined, or potential networks of relationships and ruptures between humans, nonhumans, and their environments. 

Digital ecosystems, imagined worlds, abstractions of thought — the virtual pervades the contemporary moment but also possesses a long history, the shadow of the actual or real. The conference seeks to examine the entwined relationships and surprising fractures that develop in the realm of the virtual, broadly construed. How does the virtual interact with the material, the embodied, and the immediate? How does the oikos of ecology — the home, the household, the place to live — transform when it becomes virtual? How do virtualities of the past impinge upon the present, and the present cast a virtual shadow onto the past? Are our ways of knowing intrinsically tied to virtuality, or does knowledge find its home in the material or real? How do power structures, abstractions, forms, and concepts intersect with lived experience and material conditions of existence?

Potential topics may include (but are not limited to):

  • Material and mediality
  • Games as lived experience
  • Environmental advocacy in a digital space
  • Virtual literary world
  • “Nature” as problem space
  • Algorithmic embodiment
  • Histories of virtuality and virtuality in history
  • Distributed agency
  • Mapping, surveillance, and practices of seeing
  • Immaterial spatiotemporal architecture and design
  • Impossible soundscapes
  • Digital pollution
  • Virtual repercussions of real-world behavior and real-world consequences to virtual speech

The conference will take place on Friday, March 6th, 2020. Natura invites 250-word abstracts for 20-minute talks on any topic examining the role of virtual ecologies in the sciences and humanities. This event is open to graduate students and scholars working in any area of the arts, humanities, or sciences. Interested faculty or post-doctoral researchers are welcome to contact us about potential roles as panel moderators or discussants. Send proposals or requests for more information to; proposals should be sent by December 15. Please visit our website at

Natura: The Science and Epistemology Working Group is a graduate student working group within Rutgers University that serves as a forum to foster critical interdisciplinary conversations about the history, cultures, places, and theories of science, epistemology, and knowledge production. We are generously sponsored by the Rutgers British Studies Center, the School of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office, and the Graduate Student Association.

CFP: Brandeis University Graduate Conference

Call for Papers!

Cracking Open the Contact Zone: Imperialism and Indigenous Interaction in Antiquity Department of Classical Studies, Brandeis University Annual Graduate Conference

Keynote Speaker: Linda Gosner, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan

Conference Date: April 4th, 2020

The Department of Classical Studies at Brandeis University invites submissions of abstracts for our Annual Graduate Student Conference. This year’s conference examines ways in which indigenous populations interacted with imperial powers in the ancient world. This conference provides a platform for papers exploring the relationship between the conqueror and the conquered, especially in examining modes of resistance, daily life living under occupation, imperialist policies toward conquered peoples, and the socioeconomic effects of imperialism. Priority will be given to papers examining indigenous interaction with imperialism in the ancient world, but other topics related to the conference theme will be considered. We welcome submissions from graduate students of all levels and from disciplines including: Anthropology, Art History, Classics, Comparative Literature, History, Jewish Studies, Near Eastern Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Sexuality Studies, and Women’s Studies.

Possible submission topics include, but are not limited to: 

  • The justification of imperialist thought in literature
  • The colonizer’s view of the colonized, or vice versa
  • The effects of imperial policy on the lives of people living in occupied territories
  • Cultural hybridity in the contact zones of empire
  • Indigenous voices that have been silenced in the historical and archaeological records

Papers must be original, unpublished works authored by current graduate students. Please send an abstract (no more than 300 words), a paper title, and a C.V. in PDF (.pdf) format to Michelle Heeman, Elizabeth Randolph, and Michael Hall at Papers should be 15-minutes in length and will be followed by a 5-minute question and answer session. The deadline for submissions is January 1st, 2020. Selected speakers will be notified by January 15th for the April 4th, 2020 conference.

CFP: Johns Hopkins Macksey Symposium

Johns Hopkins University’s first annual Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium.

This will be a new annual two-day event at the Johns Hopkins University main campus in Baltimore, Maryland and it will offer students across the country the chance to disseminate their humanities research on a national scale. Our event will be this spring, April 3rd and 4th, 2020 and our application portal is now open

This symposium is open to undergraduate students from any two-year or four-year college or university who would like to present their original scholarship in the humanities. We hope to have 400 participants this year and will also be offering a select number of travel grants to help students afford participation. In addition to the multiple panels of student papers and presentations (including original creative works), we will also have a wonderful keynote delivered by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anthony Doerr and multiple professional development panels featuring graduate students and faculty in our humanities departments and centers. Students studying all areas of the humanities are welcome to attend.

Applications Due: January 24
Early Registration: February 21 ($265)
Registration: March 6 ($285)

You can learn more at our conference site: If you would like to receive updates on the symposium, our mailing list is available at this link.