Connections and Pathways through the Past

2018 OAS Symposium - Chatham-Kent - CALL FOR PAPERS/POSTERS


Call for Papers and Posters

From November 9-11, 2018 the Ontario Archaeological Society will be hosting their 45th Annual Symposium in Chatham, Ontario. The conference will explore the theme of “Connections and Pathways through the Past.” Come and explore the historic “Forks” of the Thames River and MacGregor Creek, a meeting place for Indigenous people, War of 1812 battle site, connection point on the Underground Railroad and mecca of early Black settlement. We invite papers reflecting all aspects of Chatham-Kent’s diverse heritage and highlighting the theme of connections and pathways, between the past and present, regional centres, archaeologists and the public, archaeology and history, Canada and the United States.  



Suggested topics include:

  • The Underground Railroad and Early Black Settlement History and Archaeology;
  • The Archaeology of Chatham-Kent;
  • Transportation and Travel Routes of the Past (trails, waterways, railways);
  • Cross-border and Cross-disciplinary archaeology; and
  • Public and Community-based Archaeology or Collaborative Archaeology.

General papers on any topic pertaining to Ontario Archaeology are also welcome.

Interested participants please send titles and abstracts
(max. 150 words) to:

Program Committee

OAS Symposium 2018

1600 Attawandaron Road

London, Ontario N6G 3M6


By email to Holly Martelle, Program Chair


Conference sessions will be held at the Chatham-Kent John D. Bradley Convention Center, 565 Richmond Street, Chatham. Tours and workshops are currently being planned to take advantage of Chatham-Kent’s rich heritage sites, including local Underground Railroad and early Black settlement centres. Watch for more information at www.ontarioarchaeology.on.ca and forthcoming Arch Notes.

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