La Crosse, Wisconsin (October 13-15, 2022)
La Crosse Center on the Mississippi, University of Wisconsin La Crosse and Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center

Stay tuned for upcoming information about the 2022 Annual Meeting


MAC Sponsored Symposium call for Proposals Extended!

In 2010 the MAC, Inc. Board of Directors established a Sponsored Symposium for the organization’s annual conference. MAC-sponsored sessions address issues that are directly relevant to Midwestern archaeology. Symposia can cover any time-period (prehistoric, historic, or both) or subject, ranging from culture history (e.g., a specific culture or time horizon) to specific procedures (e.g., faunal or human skeletal studies), research topics (e.g., exchange systems or social organization) or new theoretical approaches (e.g., new materialism or situational archaeology). This is the call for symposium proposals for the 2022 conference at University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse, LaCrosse, Wisconsin - October 13-15, 2022. 

Guidelines for Sponsored Symposia can be found on the MAC website (Guidelines). Only complete proposals will be considered.  Complete proposals will minimally include:

1.    A clear and concise topical statement, why it is important to Midwestern archaeology and, more generally, to anthropology (including archaeology) or allied disciplines. 

2. The number of contributors must be identified, as well as the specific structure of the meeting session, which will be roughly three (3) hours long. 

3. Potential contributors should be specified; they need not be asked in advance (see below) but doing so tends to enhance the proposal. 

4. There must be two short session summaries, one for the meeting presentations and the other for the proposed publication submissions. Each should specify the topics that will be covered and any introductory or concluding comments (preliminary). There will be considerable overlap, but the meeting summary would include paper time limits and question-and-answer periods, whereas the publication proposal would include page lengths. 

5. If the symposium is approved for publication, a timetable must be provided that specifies when draft papers are to be submitted, as well as when manuscripts will be revised and submitted as a single package to the MAC Editorial Office. 

Sponsored Symposium proposals should be submitted via e-mail in a single PDF format file to Secretary Sean Dunham (secretary@midwestarchaeology.org) no later than 5 pm on Friday, July 1, 2022. The selected symposium will be announced via email by mid-July.