Call for Papers
Considerations for Title and Abstract Submissions:
We are encouraging members of the Penn Museum, Precolumbian Society,
American Institute of Archaeology, and the general public to attend
our conference and spread the word about Andean archaeology and
ethnohistory. We request that your title, abstract, and presentation
be “public-friendly” in addition to scholarly (e.g.,
limit the use of unnecessary jargon, orient the audience in space
and time, organize your presentation with a clear narrative structure,
and carefully choose your slides).
We encourage presentations about new research. Papers that have
been presented at other scholarly events or published are discouraged.
Multiple individual oral presentations about the same project
will be limited, although we encourage Poster Presentations in
the case of multiple presentations.
Individual presentations are scheduled for 20 minutes. The time
limit will be strictly enforced by the moderators of morning and
afternoon sessions. Please respect the time limit so that we keep
to our schedule of breaks, discussion, and ending time and all
presenters have equal time for their papers.
We encourage you to practice and time your presentation with
slides in advance.
Five to ten minute blocks will be set aside for discussion after
each 3-4 presentations.
A digital projector and Kodak Carousel slide projector will be
available for oral presentations. We recommend that you use Powerpoint©
slides for your presentation. Backup your presentation on CD and/or
a memory stick. We will have a technician and a dedicated computer
available for Powerpoint© slide projection.
The conference organizers reserve the right to reject submitted
titles, abstracts, and presentations.Due to the large number of
scholars doing active Andean research, more titles and abstracts
are submitted than could be accommodated in the two-day conference.
The organizers will try to be fair in selecting the participants
for the event.
Abstacts should be 100 words or less.
Poster Presentations: New!
You can choose to submit a poster presentation as an alternative
to a traditional oral presentation. By adding poster presentations
to the conference, we can increase the number of participants.
Posters will be on display throughout the 2-day conference. We
encourage participants and audience to view and discuss the posters
with the authors during breaks on both days and after the afternoon
session on Saturday.
Poster Presentations require the submission of a title and abstract
(use the same form as the oral presentations and check the box
for “Poster Presentation”).
Guidelines for Poster Presentations
Posters should be 4 x 8 feet or smaller (landscape format).
Title should be 6" in height and up to 8' long at the top
of the poster. Main text should be double-spaced, 16-20 point
fonts. Electricity is not available.
We recommend designing the poster in Adobe Illustrator or similar
graphics software and saving the file in PDF format for printing.
FEDEX Kinko’s and other large copy shops provide color printing
for posters at reasonable prices. Your university, college, or
institution may provide this printing service. The Penn Museum
cannot provide printing or paper.
If you have questions, please contact the conference organizers.
Some helpful websites for scholarly poster presentations include:
for Effective Poster Presentations (U.S. Department of Energy):
Effective Poster Presentations (University of Buffalo)
To Submit Titles and Abstracts
Send email to Clark Erickson
Deadline is Friday, September 22, 2006.