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OAS Symposium 2023 – Call for Sessions, Papers, and Posters

2023 Annual Symposium
of the Ontario Archaeological Society


Planning for the 2023 Annual Symposium of the Ontario Archaeological Society is underway and we are happy to announce that it will be hosted in Southampton! It will take place in the treaty territory of Saugeen Ojibway Nation (Chippewas of Saugeen First Nation and Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation) and near the home of the Historic Saugeen Métis. Most events will happen at the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre and the Southampton Town Hall from November 3rd to the 5th. Excitingly, as this year also marks our 50th Annual Symposium, we hope to also take the opportunity to celebrate this amazing OAS milestone together!

 The call for sessions, papers, and posters is now open and we encourage people to submit session and paper abstracts that reflect on this year’s theme “Maawnjidwin: 50 Years of Gathering, Where Yesterday Meets Tomorrow. This theme will be an exploration of how gathering places through time (even thousands of years ago) have facilitated communication across different peoples, regions and generations. We will also take time to reflect on our own history of gathering. For example, how has this helped us to grow and change as an organization through the years but also where and how we see the OAS and archaeology moving forward. Other Ontario archaeology subjects will also be welcome.

Sessions, paper, and poster proposals should include a title and abstract of no more than 200 words. Participants wishing to organize a session should submit a title and abstract, estimated length of the session based on 20-minute paper slots, and a list of potential session participants if known. Proposals for student posters and papers are encouraged and there will be the annual student paper/poser competition taking place.

Submissions no longer accepted. Notifications to presenters will be coming soon.

Please send all submissions to oas-symposium@ontarioarchaeology.org