25th Northeast Conference on Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory

October 21 - 22, 2006
(cash bar reception on evening of October 20)


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:

Poster Tips (SAA):
Tips for Effective Poster Presentations (U.S. Department of Energy):
Designing Effective Poster Presentations (University of Buffalo)

To Submit Titles and Abstracts

Send email to Clark Erickson

Deadline is Friday, September 22, 2006.