Abstract Submission Deadline: October 17, 2022 — 11:59 pm PDT

The abstract submission deadline has passed but you can still register for the conference!

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and then

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Four steps to submit an abstract:

As you begin to plan your AABA 2023 presentation, please note:

The deadline for submitting your abstract is October 17, 2022.

Information About Poster and Podium Presentations for 2023:

The AABA meetings have traditionally offered the opportunity to deliver presentations in either a poster or a podium format. If you present on the virtual platform, please note that a podium presentation will mean a pre-recorded video presentation as well as a live, virtual session.

Authors are asked to state their preference for a podium or poster presentation as part of their online abstract submission. 

Please note that any presentations that take place in the virtual format will need to be finalized and uploaded to the platform approximately 4 weeks before the event. This is necessary to give us time to check all the links and formatting. Details will be provided later, but please make note on your calendar that if you present virtually, you will need to have your presentation finalized in early March.

While we will try to match all authors with their preferred format, we cannot guarantee that your preferences will be met. Final decisions regarding presentation type and abstract acceptance/rejection rest with the Program Chair.

Abstract Preparation:

All presentations will be represented in the Conference Program volume with a peer-reviewed published abstract. Please prepare your abstract carefully.

Abstracts are reviewed by two members of the Program Committee who rank  them on a scale of 1 to 3 (high priority, low priority, reject). If the abstract is acceptable, they also recommend whether it should be a poster or podium presentation. To be ranked highly and accepted, the abstract must contain a clear statement of purpose, provide essential new information, including results of the investigation and conclusion(s), and address the importance of the findings for anthropology. We are aware that many organizations accept abstracts without results, but the AABA does not. To be accepted, an abstract must include clear evidence that data have been analyzed and results have been obtained. Occasionally it is appropriate for abstracts to be submitted which do not include results but which are synthetic in nature. In general, however, abstracts must present new results. Abstracts cannot exceed 250 words.  

A careful selection of keywords at the time of submission on your part will enable your abstracts to be appropriately reviewed and help the Advance Program Committee to put together a coherent and exciting program. Please choose your keywords thoughtfully!

To avoid the rejection of your abstract, please do not…

Here is an example of what the abstracts for AABA look like:

When you are ready to submit your abstract:

Additional Information:

Interested in chairing a session?  The 2023 meeting will include in-person and virtual opportunities for chairing sessions. Please indicate your willingness to chair a session during the abstract submission process.

The Abstract Review Process: The Program Committee comprises AABA members in good standing, and includes scholars from a range of fields within our discipline.  Each abstract is read by at least two members of the Program Committee with appropriate expertise. Each reviewer ranks the abstracts on a scale of 1 to 3 (high priority, low priority, reject) and recommends the most appropriate format (poster/podium) for the presentation. If two members recommend rejection, the abstract is reviewed by another member of the committee and by the Program Chair. The AABA retains the right of rejection of any abstract. Decisions are final.

Notification of Abstract Acceptance/Rejection: Abstract decisions will be distributed via e-mail to the registered author in early December 2023. Your original submission confirmation email also includes a link to your abstract status page that may be used to check abstract decisions.

Technical Notes: The online system will e-mail the registered first author a confirmation when you have successfully submitted your abstract. In some cases, especially Gmail addresses and university email run by Google, this email may be filtered as spam. If you do not receive your confirmation email within 1 hour of submission, please e-mail aabavp@usc.edu

Click here to renew your AABA membership (or join) for 2023.

Click here to submit your abstract for the 2023 AABA Annual Meeting (the deadline has passed and the portal is closed).

QUESTIONS? email Vice President & Program Chair Kristi Lewton at aabavp@usc.edu.