MARKERS XXVIII update
Markers XXVIII will be mailed to members in late fall 2012. Please check back for updates.
Call for Evening Lecture Papers and Classroom/Participation Sessions
Proposals are solicited for scholarly papers, 25 minutes in length, to be presented during the Evening Lectures. Please send your proposal and a 250-word abstract by February 1, 2013 to Lecture Programs Coordinators: Bob Keeler, email@example.com or Judy Juntunen, firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013 AGS Conference - Willamette University, Salem, Oregon
Proposals are solicited for Participation/Class Sessions, of 45 minutes in length, to be presented Thursday, June 20 and Friday, June 21. This year we are focusing the classroom/participation sessions on "how-to" topics. Examples might be long-range planning, volunteer management, and using cemeteries in education. These sessions are not for presenting research papers unless it's about how to do a particular type of research using the presenter's research as a case study. We encourage panel discussions and will allow more than one time slot if needed. Please send your proposal and a 250-word abstract by February 1, 2013 to Participation/Class Sessions Coordinators: ob Keeler, email@example.com or Judy Juntunen, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be thinking about a Late Night Presentation...This year the time slot for Late Night presentations is 15 minutes. Of course, it doesn't have to be that long. When you register for the 2013 AGS Conference, be sure to indicate if you would like to present, and your topic. John O'Brien, email@example.com, is in charge of Late Night.
Students -- It's time to enter the 2013 AGS Student Paper Competition
Students: Earn a chance to attend the AGS Conference and Annual Meeting as a guest of AGS. Enter the AGS Student Paper Competition.
Requirements: The applicant must either be a graduate or undergraduate student at an accredited college or university, as well as a member of the AGS.
Application: The application will consist of the title, abstract and text for a scholarly paper suitable for presentation at the Friday Lecture Session. The entry should be in the exact form that it will be delivered at the conference, including visuals. It should be a twenty-minute presentation. PowerPoint is the preferred presentation medium.
The award will cover registration, plus room and board for the full conference (about $525) and will include a cash prize of $300, which will be presented at the conference.
The recipient of this award will be expected to present the paper during the Friday evening lecture session, June 21, 2013.
Deadline: March 31, 2013
Your entry should consist of a cover letter with a PDF attachment, emailed to Bob Drinkwater c/o firstname.lastname@example.org.
MORE CONFERENCE INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED SOON
AGS Chapter Meetings:
Alabama: December 8, 2012,
The next AGS Alabama chapter meeting will be December 8 in Huntsville,
hosted by Tennessee Valley Archaeological Research. Ann Marshall and
Hunter Johnson will be coordinating the event which will include interesting presentations,
a fun lunch, and a great guided cemetery tour in the afternoon.
Tennessee Valley Archaeological Research
2211 Seminole Drive, Suite 302
Huntsville, AL 35805
(see www.tvaresearch.com for directions)
The meeting begins at 9 a.m. TVAR will provide a light breakfast and continuing coffeepot.
We will start off with informal slideshows/PowerPoints of interesting cemeteries and
gravestones in the morning. Dr. Ian Brown is coordinating the morning session presentations,
so please contact him at email@example.com and send him a title so he can get you on the
program. Remember, these are informal presentations about 20 minutes long, so it's a good
chance to tell and show what you know without pressure. We're all in this together and
want to learn about the interesting cemeteries in our state.
We will order lunch from The Happy Tummy deli in the Mill. It has unique and
very fresh food (see their menu at www.mmmhappytummy.com). After lunch we'll have a
chance to stroll through the Lowe Mill, which now has more than 100 artists and studios
exhibiting their wares (check out www.LoweMill.net).
AFTERNOON CEMETERY TOUR
After lunch, it's on to Decatur to tour the small c. 1818 Lafayette Street, the oldest cemetery in the
city which was damaged during the Battle of Decatur. A descendant of those interred wrote the
University of Alabama Fight Song. Then we have a guided tour of Decatur City Cemetery (c. 1851
to the present). This is a cemetery with thousands of graves, historic personages (from the local madame
to the Scottsboro Boys trial judge), and a wide variety of graves and markers illuminating social and
cultural change of more than a century.
We will be providing participants with hotel information in the near future. It is recommended that you
come on Friday, and stay Saturday night as well if you can. If anyone would like to come in Friday night,
we will make reservations for a group dinner at a fun Huntsville restaurant.
Please let us know if you are coming so we can begin a head count, and don't forget to contact Dr. Brown about
a presentation! If you have any other questions about the event, please contact Ann Marshall at firstname.lastname@example.org
AGS Cape Cod Chapter/Southern Massachusetts: October 15, 2011,
Visit the Illinois Chapter on Facebook
Visit the Indiana Chapter on Facebook
Northeast New England Chapter: November 11, 2012
The next NENE (Northeast New England) Chapter of AGS meeting will be November 11, 2012 from 1 to 5PM in Portsmouth, NH at the Discover Portsmouth Center in the Community Room.
To get to the Discover Portsmouth Center:
10 Middle Street at the intersection of Islington and Congress Streets. This is part of the main business and historic district. There is metered parking across the street (free handicap parking).
Visit the Ohio Chapter on Facebook
Western New England: April 28, 2012,
If you would like to start a state chapter in your area or want
more information about the above meetings, please
contact the AGS office at
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