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Call for Papers

This year’s conference is in honor of Dr. Leland Ferguson. The overall theme for the 2023 Southeastern Conference on Historic Sites Archaeology is “Communities and Crossroads” in recognition of Greensboro’s historic role as one of North Carolina’s prominent hubs for transportation, industry, and education. In fact, “Gate City” is a fitting moniker for Greensboro, which earned the nickname based on its numerous crossroads and railroad tracks, with trains numbering 60 per day running in the 1890s. Moreover, since its creation in 1808 Greensboro has seen colliding worldviews, daily habits, and material culture that are eventually re-envisioned and stitched into the city’s cultural fabric. Cultural upheavals thematically linked to indigenous- newcomer interactions, the rise of religious and educational institutions, fields of conflict, and Civil Rights efforts connect Greensboro histories to regional and national events. 

The location of SECHSA’s 2023 annual meeting in Greensboro, NC provides a great setting for this year’s conference theme. However, posters and papers on additional historical archaeology topics and research are always welcome.

Papers should be 15 to 20 minutes long. If you plan to give a presentation or bring a poster to display, abstracts are due by July 31, 2023.  Thematic sessions are welcomed, but all abstracts for the session must be grouped together at the time they are submitted.  Due to wall space, posters must be no larger than 5 feet wide.

Please include the following information:

  • Paper/Poster Title
  • Authors and their Affiliation
  • Email Address
  • Abstract: No more than 300 words.

Please email abstracts to Geoff Hughes by July 31, 2023 and follow up if confirmation email is not received.