14-19 January 2001

The Society for Historical Archaeology and the Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology are pleased to announce the venue and theme of the 2001 conference:

Teach the Mind, Touch the Spirit

aboard the historic luxury liner Queen Mary, Long Beach, California Wednesday, January 10, 2001 through Saturday, January 13, 2001

Dear Colleagues,

For our first new millennium conference we have chosen a universal theme that is intended to unite us, one and all. We ask you to explore how we have been using education to help promote and advance our field of archaeology and how we will use education in the next millennium. This is a universal tool, one that permeates everything we do from the beginning of each project right through to the end. Education knows no regional boundaries, no cultural boundaries, no gender boundaries, no professional demarcation. Therefore, it is hard to conceive of a professional presentation that does not have an educational facet.

We are challenging all members to write their 2001 papers with education in mind. How have you used it in your research, your field work, your analysis, your presentation? We have structured the conference to look at education in context, in much the same way we look at an archaeological site. We have organized general themes in education for you to write your papers about and organize symposia around.

Sheli O. Smith

Call for Papers

Thursday, 11 January 2001
Historical Archaeology – A Millennium Retrospective Excavations and Education Collections and Education Global Alliances through Education Museums and Education

Friday, 12 January 2001
Urban Archaeology – A Millennium Retrospective Research and Education Conservation and Education Technology and New Trends in Education Ship Reconstruction and Education Historical Site Restoration and Education

Saturday, 13 January 2001
Underwater Archaeology – A Millennium Retrospective Archaeology in Our Schools Educating Avocational Archaeologists Public Outreach Programs Public Policy and Education

This call for papers is going out early so that we can all have a little more time to consider how education has motivated us and how we motivate others with it. However, we recognize that there is always late-breaking finds that deserve mention and space within the conference, so we have set aside time each day for short re-search reports.

Details for abstract submission are listed below. Please join us in making the first SHA conference of the millennium a milestone in our professional growth.

Submission Details

Presentation Options: Members may contribute to the conference program through presentations in one or more of the following categories:

  • Major Theme Paper: Major theme paper presentations include theoretical, methodological, or data synthesis that covers conference thematical subjects and are based upon completed research. Twenty minutes will be allotted for major theme paper presentations.
  • Thematic Symposium: Thematic symposia are organized around four or more major theme papers. Symposia must have a discussant and a chair. Each symposium discussant will be allotted twenty minutes at the completion of the symposium to present the summation.
  • Research Reports: Research reports present unsynthesized information regarding work in-progress. Presentors are allotted ten minutes for their report.
  • Media Presentations: Media presentations include but are not limited to posters, free-standing displays, videos, multi-media kiosks, and demonstrations. Media presentations will be assembled on Wednesday and dismantled on Saturday afternoon after the conclusion of the conference.

Abstract Construction: Abstracts should not exceed 150 words. Abstract forms can be faxed or emailed if accompanied by a valid credit card number. Checks and hard copies via regular mail are also acceptable.

Abstract Submittal: Each contributor must submit a title, abstract, and pre-registration/abstract fee utilizing the form included in the newsletter or on the SHA web site. Students must submit a copy of a valid current student ID card (both sides) when submitting their abstract. Symposium Organizers must submit an abstract for the symposium (no fee), all individual paper abstracts and fees for the symposium, a list of order of presentation, and the name of the discussant. Major theme papers not submitted within a symposium format will be grouped within the conference themes, in so far as possible. Research papers will be assigned time slots in order of submission.

Submission Eligibility & Restrictions: You must be a paid member of the SHA to present a paper or poster. The only exemptions are scholars invited from other disciplines to participate in the conference. Contributors are limited to one major theme paper as a senior author. In addition, contributors may participate in; 1) a second major theme paper as a secondary author, 2) may present a research report, or 3) serve as symposium discussant.

Submission Deadline: May 31, 2000 Refunds for pre-registration/abstract fees will be available until October 1, 2000.

Audio-Visual Equipment: Standard carousel, slide projectors, overhead projectors, video/vcr setups, and hook-ups for laptop computer projections will be available. Audio-visual needs must be indicated on the submittal form to insure availability at the conference. Each conference room will have a lectern and laser pointer provided.

Further Information:

Sheli O. Smith Conference Chair:
2001 SHA Conference
PO Box 2667
Long Beach, CA 90801
Ph: 562-424-0201
Fax: 562-290-0064

Bill Lees, Terrestrial Program Chair:
Oklahoma Historical Society
2100 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4997
Ph: 405-522-5233
Fax: 405-521-2492

Charles Beeker, Underwater Program Chair:
Underwater Science, Indiana University
HPER Building, Suite 296
Bloomington, IN 47405
Ph: 812-855-5748
Fax: 812-855-3998

Paul Hundley, International Program Chair:
Australian National Maritime Museum
PO Box 5131
Sydney, NSW 1042 Australia
Ph: 612-9298-3709
Fax: 612-9298-3780

Laurel Breece, Local Arrangements Chair:
Dept. Geography & Anthropology
CSU Polytechnic University, Pomona
Pomona, CA 91768
Ph: 909-869-3582
Fax: 909-869-3586