2014 Call for Sessions/Papers

This is the Third and Final Call for Papers and Posters. The deadline for paper and poster abstracts is 15 October 2013.

Please click Here to see the proposed sessions.

Important Dates

September 30, 2013: Paper and poster abstract submission deadline

October 15, 2013: Deadline for papers and poster abstracts

January 1, 2014: Paper submission deadline

– Individual abstracts and papers will be compiled by the session organizer.  All abstracts must be submitted by the organizer via email to the APCONF publications committee (Sila Tripati sila@nio.org or Veronica Walker veronica.walker@arch.ox.ac.uk) for consideration.  Abstracts shall be 200-250 words and include: name and email of first author, name and affiliations of co-authors, complete contact information.

– PDFs will be created of the final edited papers to be hosted on the Museum of Underwater Archaeology (MUA) site (http://www.themua.org) and published in a hardcopy proceedings publication.

Download: Authors’ Guidelines and Style Sheet with new deadline for paper submission

Download: Poster_Guidelines

 

Themes and Sessions:

Themes will encompass ‘large-scale’ issues in underwater cultural heritage and consist of at least three sessions. Themes should run for a minimum of one whole day. Theme organizers will be required to draft a suitable description of approximately 300 words which will appear on the conference website. They will be responsible for the overall coordination of their theme within the conference program including recruitment, evaluation, and selection of sessions and organizers. Theme organizers will be expected to chair a session within their theme and be prepared to stand in as chair of a session if required. Theme organizers will be expected to play a role in the conference proceedings publication.

Sessions will address a significant issue or ‘sub-theme’ in underwater cultural heritage. Sessions may be part of a larger theme, or may be submitted as ‘stand alone.’ A session will consist at a minimum of four presentations, each 20 minutes, followed by 20 minutes at the end for questions and discussion. Session organizers are to provide a suitable session abstract of approximately 300 words to appear on the conference website. They will be responsible for coordinating their session within the conference program including recruitment, evaluation and selection of presenters. Individual abstracts and papers will be compiled by the session organizer for submission to the publications committee. Session organizers will be expected to play a role in the conference proceedings publication.

The conference organizing committee can help interested individuals make contact with other potentially suitable organizers or presenters. Theme and session organizers will be expected to attend the conference in person and to present an individual, or jointly written, paper in their own or another theme or session.

Possible topics:

1. Living Traditions:

  • Indigenous cultural perspectives
  • Traditional aquaculture
  • Ancient voyaging and vessel construction
  • Cultural resources of maritime communities

2. Maritime and Underwater Archaeology:

  • Shipwrecks and the archaeology of watercraft
  • Towns, ports and maritime centers
  • Advancements in methods (conservation, tools and techniques, etc.)
  • Advancements in material culture research
  • Interdisciplinary approaches

3. Regional Resources and Efforts:

  • Indian Ocean
  • Southeast Asia
  • East Asia
  • Pacific and Pacific Islands
  • North and South America

4. The Historical Landscape:

  • WWI and WWII
  • Whaling and fishing
  • Regional trade and navigation
  • Cultural landscape approaches

5. Underwater Heritage Conservation and Management

  • Climate change and UCH
  • Cultural Resource Management
  • UNESCO Convention ratification
  • Capacity building in the Asia Pacific region