The 40th ALGONQUIAN CONFERENCE will be held at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in Minneapolis 24-26 October 2008. This is an international meeting for researchers working in the area of Algonquian studies. We invite papers on all topics in Algonquian studies, including anthropology, archaeology, art, biography, education, ethnography, ethnobotany, folklore, geography, history, language education, linguistics, literature, music, politics, psychology, religion, and sociology. Papers must not be longer than 20 minutes, with 10 minutes allowed for discussion. Papers may be given in English, French, or an Algonquian language.
Presentations will begin Friday morning, October 24, and will finish Sunday noon, October 26. There will be a reception on Thursday night, October 23. Registration fees (payable by check to the 40th Algonquian Conference) are $75, received prior to the 15th of September; late registration fees after that date are $90. The student rate is $40 before September 15, and $50 thereafter. (All amounts are payable in US or Canadian funds. We do not accept credit card payments.) The conference will be held on the East Bank campus in Minneapolis at the Radisson University Hotel on Friday and in nearby university buildings on Saturday and Sunday. The conference is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts, the departments of American Indian studies, American studies, anthropology, and history, and by the linguistics program.
The due date for submissions is September 3, 2008. If you are interested in making a presentation, please send a title and abstract (maximum 1 page, 12 point font, 1 inch margin) to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line of your email must read “Algonquian Conference” and the text of your email message must include your name, postal address, institution, telephone numbers and fax number, and the electronic address of each speaker. Indicate your AV requirements.
If email submission is not possible, you can fax the submission to the attention of John Nichols at 612-626-7904, or you may send a copy of the abstract to the organizing committee: Organizing Committee of the 40th Algonquian Conference, c/o John D. Nichols Department of American Indian Studies University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 19 Scott Hall, 72 Pleasant St. S.E., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 USA.
A limited number of rooms are being held at the Radisson University Hotel at an Algonquian Conference rate of $129 (plus13.15% taxes; there is an additional charge for parking), single or double, for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. You are urged to reserve a room early. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel directly at 612-379-8888, or through its toll free hotel number at 1-800-822-6757 or through Radisson Worldwide at 1-800-333-3333. The hotel will honor reservations received by 9/25/08. Reservations received after this date are subject to space availability and at the prevailing room rates. All room reservations must be guaranteed for late arrival and secured with a deposit equal to the first night’s room and tax or with a major credit card.