The first submission deadline for the AIA's 110th Annual Meeting, to be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 8-11, 2009, is less than two weeks away. The submission. The schedule for submission of sessions and papers has been revised from past years. Please refer to the explanation below to determine if you need to submit a paper by the March 30th deadline.

The general deadline is being pushed back to late August to allow summer fieldwork to be completed. There is also an early deadline for Joint Colloquia and for any non-U.S. Resident who will need an early decision so they can apply for a visa. If the individual is part of an organized session, the entire session must be submitted by the early deadline. A link to the U.S. State Department site listing the latest visa requirements for the U.S. is provided on the AIA website. The two deadlines are:

Sunday, March 30, 2008
This deadline is applicable to all Joint AIA/APA Colloquia, and any other organized sessions or open session submissions from a non-U.S. Resident needing an early decision to acquire a visa. Submissions not meeting the above criteria, but submitted prior to this March 30th deadline will be considered in the Fall.

Sunday, August 24, 2008:
This deadline is applicable for all other submissions including colloquia, workshops, open session papers, posters, and roundtables.

The submission system will be open from February 1 through August 24, 2008. If you expect to be in the field without internet access you may submit your abstracts early, but you will not be notified of the PAMC?s decision until October 1, 2008.

The full Call for Papers and submission instructions are available on the AIA website ( Please be sure to review these instructions prior to submitting your abstract or session. All submissions must be made by means of online submission via the AIA website. The program committee is particularly keen to receive submissions on the following topics: European Prehistory; Ancient Near East; new methods of research and analysis, and thematic papers from any region or period that address use of sacred space, funerary art and practices, patterns of urbanism, and identifying ethnicity in the physical record. All submissions, of course, must pass the PAMC's vetting process to be put onto the program. As with past meetings, all submissions must be made electronically. The online submission forms and supporting documents are available on the AIA website.

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