Panel Proposal and Paper Submissions

Roots / Routes

The 2019 Meeting of the American Society for Ethnohistory

State College, Pennsylvania

The program committee of the 2019 ASE conference invites submissions for the annual meeting to take place on September 25-29, 2019 on the Pennsylvania State University campus in State College, PA.  We invite panel proposals on any topic within ethnohistory and especially within this year’s theme: Roots / Routes.  The program committee especially encourages thematic panels that include perspectives from both North and Latin America.  We will also take note of the fact that 2019 is the United Nation’s International Year of Indigenous Languages.

In attending to the histories of mobility and exchange implied by Roots / Routes, we consider the following questions: How have Indigenous peoples constructed notions of place? How do movements and exchanges create new places, change old places, and/or reconfigure or reaffirm cultures? How do people remain rooted in place and community while on the move and how do they form new relationships? How have forces such as empire, colonialism, or capitalism disrupted past routes and how have Indigenous people navigated and re-charted a changed world?

We will consider proposals for multiple formats including panels, roundtables, and public workshops.  Please note that panels can consist of three to four papers, while roundtables and “working-groups/workshops” can be more loosely formatted by each organizer, but all need to adhere to each session’s 75-minute time slot.  Please ensure your proposal has a designated chair.  You may include a separate commentator before audience discussion, or you may designate the panel chair as commentator or discussion facilitator.  To maximize time for audience discussion, we ask papers to be 15-20 minutes (in a three-paper panel) or 10-15 minutes (in a 4-paper panel), with formal commentary no longer than 5 minutes.  Proposals for alternative formats will be entertained, and we encourage proposals for a poster session.  Complete panel proposals with a chair and a commentator are preferred, but individual paper proposals will also be considered.

Submission Deadline: May 1, 2019

For each submission, organizers need to include:

  1. The session’s title
  2. Organizer’s name, title, and institutional affiliation
  3. Participant’s names, titles, and institutional affiliations
  4. For panels: panel abstract, titles and abstracts of all papers, abstracts not to be longer than 150 words
  5. For roundtables: 300 word description of the topic and goals of the discussion
  6. For working-groups/workshops: 300 word description of the topic and goals of the workshop
  7. For posters: poster title, 150 word description, name, title, and institutional affiliation

To submit, please have all required documentation collated into a single pdf file, named with the last name of the session’s organizer. It is not necessary to register for the conference in order to have a paper or panel accepted. Once papers and panels are accepted, however, participants must register as an ASE member.

Email all proposals to:

Please note there is a special panel cosponsored by Hispanic American Historical Review and William and Mary Quarterly titled “Exploring Colonial Roots/ Routes in North America and Latin America.” Click here to learn more: HAHR and WMQ Call for Papers



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