American Schools of Oriental Research Call for New Member-Organized Sessions and New Workshop Sessions Proposals

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By: LeeAnn Barnes Gordon

_NIK0001 copyASOR 2014
November 19-22nd, 2014
San Diego, CA
PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 15
Please visit the ASOR webpage to read the Call For Papers and submit a proposal.

The ASOR Annual Meeting provides a venue for scholars, students, and interested members of the public to come together for three and a half intensive days of academic lectures, poster presentations, business meetings, evening receptions, and general conversation on an array of topics related to the history and archaeology of the Near East. Sessions designated as “ASOR Sessions” are those that cover the broad temporal, regional, and disciplinary areas represented in the ASOR constituency. The Program Committee invites proposals for new Member-Organized Sessions and new Workshop Sessions that focus on special topics. Normally, new Member-Organized Sessions and new Workshop Sessions will have a life-span of one to three years, with the option of renewing.

_NIK0831Member-Organized Sessions are focused on a specific topic or theme and include four to six academic presentations of 15-25 minutes each (depending on the number of presenters). Prospective session chairs will submit specific, descriptive titles; a brief description of the significance of the sessions’ topics or themes; and a group of prospective presenters who have agreed to deliver papers in the session.

Workshop Sessions are interactive sessions organized around a tightly focused topic or theme or archaeological site. This format is designed to provide a forum for more sustained interaction between presenters and the audience than is possible in traditional academic Member-Organized Sessions. For Workshop Sessions, it is strongly recommended that oral presentations and/or demonstrations be brief in order to facilitate open discussion between prospective session chairs, presenters, and members of the audience; that no more than half of the workshop session time may be taken up with presentations; and that the number of presenters be no more than ten.

Individuals interested in organizing new Member-Organized Sessions and new Workshop Sessions are encouraged first to contact the co-chairs of the program committee (Andrew M. Smith II and Elise A. Friedland). Please note that new session proposals are far more likely to be accepted if they are submitted with a slate of speakers already scheduled for the first year.

_NIK0211Click here for a list of pre-approved sessions for the ASOR 2014 Annual Meeting: http://www.asor.org/am/2014/call-4.html

Click here to find Academic Programs from previous years: http://www.asor.org/am/2013/schedule_2013.shtml

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