2023 Meeting of the American Society for Ethnohistory

F. Evan Nooe Discussion
Call for Papers
June 15, 2023
Florida, United States
Subject Fields: 
Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Ethnic History / Studies, Indigenous Studies, Native American History / Studies

THEME: Crisis and Resilience

The 2023 Meeting of the American Society for Ethnohistory

Tallahassee, Florida

The program committee of the 2023 ASE conference invites submissions for the annual meeting to take place on November 2-4, 2023 at the Turnbull Conference Center at Florida State University. THE DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS IS JUNE 15, 2023 (A preliminary program will be posted by June 30).  ALL PROPOSALS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO: 2023ethno@gmail.com.

This meeting will take place in person, with options for hybrid sessions. 

We invite proposals on any topic related to ethnohistory and especially to this year’s theme: Crisis and Resilience.  The program committee welcomes workshops, papers, and sessions that include Indigenous perspectives from across the Americas on any subject—including archaeological, ethnographic, historical, and documentary studies. Especially welcome are those that explore the long history of Indigenous resilience in the face of internal or external crises. We encourage presenters to embrace a broad definition of crisis. Among other topics, sessions might explore environmental, political, diplomatic, economic, social, and cultural crises. They might also examine how Indigenous communities faced and survived immediate and long-term threats, including Indigenous strategies and manifestations of resilience—whether expressed through migration, diaspora, coalescence, ethnogenesis, violence, cultural revitalization and innovation, nationalism, pan-Indianism, and other forms of survivance. In keeping with our theme, the organizers especially seek to feature programming that engages in collaboration and dialogue with Indigenous nations and communities of present-day Florida, the Native South, and the Americas, more generally—including collaborative sessions that involve THPOs (Tribal Historic Preservation Offices).

We will consider proposals for multiple formats including panels, workshops, roundtables, and poster sessions. We encourage moving beyond the typical 20-minute paper presentation format. We will consider individual paper proposals, but strongly advise individuals to coordinate with other people working on related topics. If you are thinking about an individual paper, you may consider posting on H-AmIndian, H-LatAm, H-Borderlands, or similar listservs to find others who are interested in presenting related papers.

If you have any questions about proposals, please email program chairs Denise Bossy <denise.bossy@unf.edu> and Justin Rogers <justin.rogers@unf.edu>, or conference chair Andrew Frank at the host institution <afrank@fsu.edu>. 

Please note that panels can consist of three to four papers, while workshops, roundtables, and other working-groups can be more loosely formatted by each organizer, but all need to adhere to each session’s 90-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 session chair as commentator or discussion facilitator.  To maximize time for audience discussion, we ask papers to be no longer than 15-20 minutes (in a three-paper panel) or 10-15 minutes (in a 4-paper panel), with formal commentary no longer than 5-10 minutes.  Please state at the top of your proposal whether you wish to have your session in person or hybrid (with some mixture of in person and online elements). Complete session proposals with a chair and/or a commentator are preferred, but individual paper proposals will also be considered.

The program committee has the following guidelines for proposals: A workshop, panel, or other session proposal should include the title and format of the session, names, email addresses and institutional affiliations of each participant, and title of each paper presentation (if panelists are presenting formal papers). Session proposals should include an abstract of up to 250 words for the session itself and up to 150 words for each paper. Individual paper proposals should include the name, email address and institutional affiliation of the presenter, the name of the paper, and an abstract of up to 150 words. Each participant should also include a 1-page c.v.

All proposals should be submitted to 2023ethno@gmail.com

Contact Info: 

Program chairs Denise Bossy <denise.bossy@unf.edu> and Justin Rogers <justin.rogers@unf.edu>.

Conference chair Andrew Frank <afrank@fsu.edu>.

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