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146th Annual Meeting

January 8-11, 2015, New Orleans, LA

Local InformationNEW December 23, 2014

The Local Arrangements Committee, chaired by Prof. Susann Lusnia of Tulane, has provided this extensive guide to New Orleans for their colleagues attending the annual meeting.

Program Information (updated December 10, 2014)

Posted January 1, 2015PDF of Annual Meeting Program book.

NEW December 27, 2014Click here to see the Schedule at a Glance for the New Orleans Meeting.

Click here to read the abstracts of papers to be presented at the meeting.

Click here to read a draft of the pages describing paper sessions at the meeting.  Also see the Preliminary Program here.  Note that a few sessions have different time slots from the ones given in previous versions of the Preliminary Program.  As a result, almost all session numbers have also changed. 

The schedule of meetings of the SCS Board and of various committees is posted here.  During the first week of December we will post the schedule of affiliated group events.

The SCS and AIA Program Committees have synchronized session times for the meeting.  AIA will not have a session on Sunday afternoon, January 11.  Otherwise its sessions will take place at the times shown in the SCS Preliminary Program.  General information about the types of submissions regularly considered by the SCS Program Committee and eligibility requirements appears here.


The Program Committee has accepted a proposal for a seminar entitled Ancient Literacy Reprised.  Attendance is limited for this session, and participants are asked to read seminar papers in advance.  Read details here.


To register for the 2015 Joint Annual Meeting, please click here.

Hotel ReservationsUpdated December 26, 2014

The discounted convention rate is no longer available at either of the annual meeting venues (the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel and the New Orleans Marriott); however we have secured additional discounted rooms at Marriott’s AC Hotel New Orleans which is located at 221 Carondelet Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 (a five-minute walk from the main hotels).  The hotel will also offer our same discounted group rate of $159 per night, plus taxes for a single (one bed) or double (two beds) hotel room.  The rate includes complimentary in room high speed Internet.  The deadline to reserve your rooms at the discounted rate is January 3, 2015. You can make a reservation directly with the Hotel by calling 1-800-228-9290 and using the group code ASAC or by requesting the AIA and SCS Joint Annual Meeting Discounted Room Block. You can also book via the hotel’s online system

Please note that the discounted conference rates are valid for hotel reservations  from January 6, 2015, through January 12, 2015, and are based on availability.  You may also check the Sheraton New Orleans or New Orleans Marriott through their regular hotel websites to see if rooms are available at the non-discounted rate.

Twitter Hashtag

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We have consulted with our colleagues at the AIA, and they have agreed to recommend its use to their members as well.  Please note that because of the new name of the Society, this is a different hashtag from the one in use in previous years.

Appointments with NEH Program OfficerNEW December 17, 2014

Dr. Sarah Lepinski, Program Officer in the Division of Preservation and Access at the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), will be at the meeting in New Orleans and would be happy to meet with prospective applicants to any NEH funding program  -- especially those in Preservation and Access, Digital Humanities, Education, and Research. This link gives details about setting up an appointment with her.

Travel Information

Click here to read about air and train travel to New Orleans as well as transportation between the meeting hotels and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

Special Event:  Performance of Anne Carson's Antigonick

Click here to read about this special event taking place at the annual meeting on Thursday evening January 8 and directed by the author.

Annual CAMP Performance

On Friday evening January 9, the Committee on Ancient and Modern Performance (CAMP) will put on Wealth, an adaptation of Aristophanes’ Plutus, written by Karen Rosenbecker, and directed by Artemis Preeshl. With one foot in ancient Athens and the other in modern New Orleans, Wealth takes on the timeless topic of income inequality and shows us what happens when the poor are given a chance to remake their world. After the performance there will be a roundtable discussion with the creators of this production. 

Conference AppNew This Year

Updated January 5, 2015The AIA-SCS Conference App is now available.  For details about downloading and using the app, please visit this page on the AIA web site.  As noted there, anyone may download the app or view its contents in an Internet browser, but only conference registrants can sign in and activate its custom scheduling and in-app messaging features.  All conference registrants should have received an e-mail providing log-in instructions for those special features.  If you have difficulty with the app, send questions to

Information for Exhibitors

The Exhibit Hall is one of the most popular features of the joint annual meeting.  Potential exhibitors can download the exhibitor prospectus here.  The prospectus also contains information about advertising in both the SCS and AIA printed Programs and about other sponsorship opportunities.

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