Submit Your Proposal

Submit Your Proposal

All paper proposals must be submitted via the Submittable website by December 15, 2018 at 11:59pm EST.  

There are nearly 130 panels seeking participants on a variety of topics.  Submitting to an accepted panel greatly increases your chances of being accepted to the conference, but there is an open call for papers as well. 


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Visit the Panel Calls for Papers page to browse open panels

 

PLEASE NOTE:  Submissions deadline is December 15, 2018 at 11:59pm.

Updated Call for Papers

Paper Submission Process

All conference sessions will be 90-minutes long. ASLE strongly encourages presenters to find a panel seeking panelists among the nearly 130 options available. Both scholarly and creative submissions are welcome. We expect to receive more proposals than we can accommodate; therefore, not all proposals will be accepted. Proposals submitted to a specific panel will have a much greater chance of acceptance than individual paper proposals.  PLEASE NOTE: Only one paper proposal submission is allowed per person.

ASLE is a diverse professional community that is enriched by the multiple experiences, cultures, and backgrounds of its members, and we strive for access, equity, and inclusion in the conference.

Key information:

  • Only one paper proposal submission is allowed per person; participants can present only once during the conference (pre-conference workshops and chairing a panel are not counted as presenting).
  • All paper proposals must be submitted via SubmittablePlease DO NOT submit a paper directly to the panel organizer; however, prospective panelists are welcome to correspond with the organizer(s) about the panel and their abstract.
  • If you do not yet have a Submittable login account, you will need to create one to submit.
  • All panel descriptions and submission forms are posted in Submittable. Links to each of the panels seeking panelists are also listed on the Panel Calls for Papers page, along with a PDF of all panel descriptions with links.
  • There are separate forms in Submittable for each panel seeking participants, listed in alphabetical order, as well as an open individual paper submission form.
  • In cases in which the online submission requirement poses a significant difficulty, please contact us at ASLEconference2019@gmail.com.
  • Proposals for a Traditional Panel (4 presenters) should be papers of approximately 15 minutes-max each, with an approximately 300 word abstract, unless a different length is requested in the specific panel call, in the form of an uploadable .pdf, .docx, or .doc file. Please include your name and contact information in this file.
  • Proposals for a Roundtable (5-6 presenters) should be papers of approximately 10 minute-max each, with an approximately 300 word abstract, unless a different length is requested in the specific panel call, in the form of an uploadable .pdf, .docx, or .doc file. Please include your name and contact information in this file.
  • Proposals for a Jam Session (7-8 presenters), should be papers of eight minute-maximum presentations plus discussion), with an approximately 200 word abstract, unless a different length is requested in the specific panel call, in the form of an uploadable .pdf, .docx, or .doc file. Please include your name and contact information in this file.
  • Individual open call submissions are for 15-minute presentations; potential presenters will be asked to indicate whether they would also be willing to participate in a jam session with a shorter presentation (which will increase chances of acceptance); 300 word abstracts should describe both form and content and will be posted within the Submittable form.
  • To encourage institutional diversity and exchange, all panels will include participants from more than one institution and from more than one academic level/sector.
  • ASLE policy is currently to discourage virtual participation at our biennial conferences except in extraordinary circumstances.

Deadlines:

  • All proposals must be submitted via Submittable by December 15, 2018 at 11:59pm EST.
  • Panel organizers will evaluate your proposal carefully and notify you of its final status by January 10, 2019.
  • If you submitted to the open papers call, or you were not accepted to the original panel you applied to, conference organizers will evaluate your abstract and you will be notified by February 4, 2019 of its final status.
  • If you can no longer attend the conference, please inform the organizer of your panel and ASLE of withdrawal by January 30, 2019.

Thank you for your patience as we attempt this two-step method of organizing our biennial gathering. Our desire is to maximize the ability of our membership to participate in the shaping of the conference, an event at the very heart of our ASLE community. As interest in the environmental humanities has greatly expanded, we hope this structure will not only be more transparent but will take better advantage of the wide-ranging interests, expertise, and diversity within ASLE.

For questions about submitting, contact us at ASLEconference2019@gmail.com.

Note: you must be or become a member of ASLE by the time of conference registration (Spring 2019) to present at the conference. Join or check your membership status. For assistance with membership, please contact Amy McIntyre at info@asle.org.


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We encourage undergraduate involvement in ASLE, and specifically at the organization’s biennial conferences and off-year symposia. To ensure that the experience is a positive one for the student(s) and faculty member(s), the Graduate Student Liaisons have developed this guide as a resource for faculty interested in involving their undergraduate students in ASLE: ASLE_Guide_FacultyUndergradEngagement