2022 AIC Annual Meeting - Object Specialty Group

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Friday, 13 May, 2022 to Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
Deadline: 
Friday, 17 September, 2021 - 23:59
Place: 
Los Angeles

The Objects Specialty Group (OSG) seeks abstracts for the upcoming 2022 AIC Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, CA from May 13-17.

The year 2022 marks AIC's 50thanniversary. For this meeting, the OSG are seeking abstracts that follow the conference theme of, "Reflecting on the Past, Imagining the Future," as well as archaeological-focused abstracts for a joint session between the OSG and ADG (Archaeological Discussion Group). Talks are to be a maximum of 25 minutes in length with an additional 5 minutes for questions.

Topic might include:
• Examining with modern eyes the history of the field, its practice, and practitioners.
• Treatments and practices that address the social, economic, and environmental concerns we are facing now.
• Explore and imagine our next half century.
• Contemporary approaches to the preservation and treatment of archaeological objects, structures, and sites.
• Case Studies involving the inclusion of partnerships with archaeological professionals and collaboration across disciplines are strongly encouraged.

If you have a fantastic project you would love to share but does not fit these themes, please feel free to submit it! All abstracts will be considered.

AIC are currently planning for an in-person meeting in Los Angeles; however, we understand that travel could still be difficult in May 2022, particularly to the USA from countries outside of North America. In these special cases, we will attempt to make alternate arrangements for remote presentation.

Abstract submissions should be no more than 500 words with an additional speaker biography of up to 300 words. Submissions are due by Friday, September 17, 2021 and can be submitted here. Please note that accepted authors are strongly encouraged to submit a written version of their presentation for publication in the OSG Annual Meeting Post Prints following the Annual Meeting. OSG also hopes to hold a Tips session during the conference, so please consider tips you might want to share with your colleagues. A separate call for tips will be made later in the year.

For questions or more information, please contact OSG Program Chair, LeeAnn Barnes Gordon (leeannbarnes@gmail.com).