Joint Panels

Jointly organized panels (which often follow the conventional three- or four-paper format, but can take a variety of forms, including roundtables) are held at the ACCUTE conference but are co-sponsored by another association. They are usually initiated by an ACCUTE member who is also a member of the organization that jointly sponsors the panel (deadline the preceding August 15). They are intended to foster links between ACCUTE and other scholarly associations, whether those associations regularly attend Congress or not. Of special interest to ACCUTE are those organizations that address fields that have traditionally been under-represented at our conference, such as American, Medieval, and Eighteenth-Century Studies, but other areas are welcome as well. While ACCUTE welcomes panels that correspond with the annual Congress theme, any topic that reflects ACCUTE’s mandates or the interests of its members will be considered.

(Please note: if you wish to host an ACCUTE-sponsored panel at another Congress conference, you should not send in a proposal as below. You should ask the organizers of the other association if they allow jointly sponsored panels. If they do, follow any process they have for proposals; as an ACCUTE member, you may then request permission to have the panel listed as co-sponsored in the ACCUTE program. Such panels will not appear as CFPs for our conference, but can be advertised through the co-sponsoring association’s CFP, ACCUTE’s blog, and other CFP sites.)

Submitting a Joint Panel Proposal
Joint panel proposals begin with a discussion between the proposer of the panel—usually in consultation with the president—and the president of ACCUTE, most often during the summer months.

If you would like to propose a jointly sponsored panel, email ACCUTE with the following information indicated clearly:

  • Name of the co-sponsoring association;
  • The proposed panel title;
  • Your name and institution;
  • The email address(es) for submissions;
  • The text of the CFP to a maximum of 200 words;
  • Please also include ACCUTE submissions procedures in your CFP (i.e., “Please send the following: A file containing a 300 to 500-word paper proposal, without personal identifying marks; A file containing a 100-word abstract and a 50-word biographical statement; the 2017 Proposal Info Sheet available on the ACCUTE website”)

If accepted, your CFP will be publicized to the ACCUTE membership in early or mid-September with a deadline for submissions of November 1. Note that you are responsible for ensuring that submissions to your panel conform to ACCUTE’s proposal guidelines, as stated in the final bullet point, above.

Organizer(s) of the jointly sponsored panels are solely responsible for choosing participants using the vetting or assessment protocols of the co-sponsoring association; ACCUTE does, however, ask that all submissions be vetted, and that organizers bear in mind the ACCUTE Vetting Guidelines.  The organizer(s) advise the submitters of the results, and forward the successful papers (with accompanying materials) to the ACCUTE office. Papers and panels are not subject to further vetting, but ACCUTE may request expert comment on them. If a proposed jointly sponsored panel is selected for the ACCUTE program, the organizing member is expected to attend the ACCUTE conference in May to act as Panel Chair; if this is not possible, the co-sponsoring society should assign a Chair.

Please note: Ordinarily, each association is permitted one joint panel at ACCUTE, but two may be permitted if the response warrants.

Submitting to a Joint Panel
Persons submitting to one of these panels should send their submissions directly to the panel organizer(s) by November 1. Submitters are required to follow ACCUTE’s proposal guidelines for submissions (as described in the final bullet point, above).

Please note that anyone presenting a paper in a joint panel must be a member of one or both of ACCUTE or the partner organization.  To join ACCUTE, click here.

For more information on joint panels, please click here.  For information on member-organized panels, click here.