Attention Members of CAAS:
Jointly-organized panels (which often follow the conventional three- or four-paper format, but can take a variety of forms, including roundtables: see the list of possibilities under Member Organized Panels) are held at the ACCUTE conference but are co-sponsored by another association. They are usually initiated by an ACCUTE member who is also a member of the organization that jointly sponsors the panel (with a deadline preceding September 1). They are intended to foster links between ACCUTE and other scholarly associations, whether those associations regularly attend Congress or not. Of special interest to ACCUTE are those organizations that address fields that have traditionally been under-represented at our conference, such as American, Medieval, and Eighteenth-Century Studies, but other areas are welcome as well. While ACCUTE welcomes panels that correspond with the annual Congress theme, any topic that reflects ACCUTE’s mandates or the interests of its members will be considered.
Joint panel proposals begin with a discussion between the proposer of the panel—usually in consultation with the president—and the president of ACCUTE, most often during the summer months.
If accepted, your CFP will be publicized to the ACCUTE membership in early or mid-September with a deadline for submissions of 15 November. This year, submissions will be sent to the ACCUTE office at firstname.lastname@example.org, then distributed to the panel organizers. Note that you are responsible for ensuring that submissions to your panel conform to ACCUTE’s proposal guidelines, as stated in the final bullet point, above.
Organizer(s) of the jointly sponsored panels are solely responsible for choosing participants using the vetting or assessment protocols of the co-sponsoring association; ACCUTE does, however, ask that all submissions be vetted, and that organizers bear in mind the ACCUTE Vetting Guidelines. The organizer(s) advise the submitters of the results, and forward the papers (with accompanying materials) to the ACCUTE office. Any submissions not selected for the panel will go into the “general pool” and will be considered for the ACCUTE conference program. Papers accepted to the jointly sponsored panel are not subject to further vetting, but ACCUTE may request expert comment on them. If a jointly sponsored panel is selected for the ACCUTE program, the organizing member is expected to attend the ACCUTE conference to act as Panel Chair; if this is not possible, the co-sponsoring society should assign a Chair.
Please note: Ordinarily, each association is permitted one joint panel at ACCUTE, but two may be permitted if the response warrants.
Submitting to a Joint Panel
Persons submitting to one of these panels should send an email submission to the ACCUTE office, email@example.com, by 15 November. Submitters are required to follow ACCUTE’s proposal guidelines for submissions (as described in the final bullet point, above).