ASE Call for Papers

Connecting Communities:

Reclaiming Indigenous Knowledge

The program committee of the 2022 ASE conference invites submissions for its annual meeting to take place on September 7-10, 2022 in Lawrence, Kansas. The deadline for proposals is May 9, 2022.

We hope that this meeting will take place in person. Unfortunately, the events of the past 24 months remind us that we must plan for other options. At this time, we will be planning for a largely in-person conference with some hybrid options. As with last year’s CFP we would welcome hybrid panel proposals so long as at least half of the panel members plan to present in-person. As we near the conference, steering and program committees will continue to evaluate the safety of in-person meetings and make changes as necessary. We are hopeful that we will be once again able to renew existing connections and forge new ones face-to-face.

We invite paper and panel proposals on any topic related to ethnohistory, especially those that touch on this year’s theme: Connecting Communities: Reclaiming Indigenous Knowledge. We welcome thematic panels and panels that include perspectives drawn from across the Americas, and beyond. We encourage panels to consider various ways in which Indigenous communities forged and maintained connections to other communities, Indigenous or not, across time and space. How have issues of colonialism and issues of power structured these relationships? How have Indigenous communities used such connections to subvert colonial or hegemonic forces? How have various forms of Indigenous knowledge featured into connections between, within, and across communities? How has/can a greater awareness of Indigenous knowledge, and its various forms, enhance the practice and findings of ethnohistory?

We welcome proposals for panels of various formats, research presentations, roundtables, public workshops, and posters. Research panels should consist of 3-4 papers and may include a commentator. Roundtables and workshops can be more loosely structured, although the proposal should include a designated chair and a list of participants. In keeping with our theme, the organizers would like the conference to feature programing that can engage in greater collaboration and dialogue with Indigenous communities of Kansas and Missouri, as well as those across the Americas.



Single Paper:

  • Presenter’s name, title, email, and institutional affiliation (if applicable)
  • Paper title and abstract (150 words)

Research Panel:

  • Session title
  • Session Organizer’s name, title, email, and institutional affiliation (if applicable)
  • Panel Abstract (200 words)
  • Panelist’s names, titles, emails, and institutional affiliations (if applicable), and paper abstracts (150 words)


  • Session title
  • Session Organizer’s name, title, email, and institutional affiliation (if applicable)
  • Session description (300 words), please describe topic, goals of the discussion or session
  • Participant’s names, titles, emails, and institutional affiliations (if applicable)


  • Presenter’s name, title, email, and institutional affiliation (if applicable)
  • Poster title and description (150 words)

Membership and registration are not required to have a paper or panel accepted. Once papers and panels are accepted, participants will need to register for the conference and ASE. (We will have discounted registrations for students and Indigenous community members wishing to participate.)