Two Hundred and Nineteenth Meeting

The 219th Meeting of the American Oriental Society will be held Friday, March 13–Monday, March 16,2009, in Albuquerque, NM.

(Dues and Meeting Forms are available for download below)

Hotel and Reservations: A block of conference-rate accommodations has been reserved at the Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, 800 Rio Grande Blvd. NW Albuquerque, NM 87104.

Conference rates per night for rooms are $145 single or double; there is no Executive Level. The Hotel Albuquerque ( is a landmark hotel located in the heart of the historic Old Town Plaza and museum district with its 400 year history and more than 200 shops, restaurants, and galleries to explore. The hotel offers complimentary parking, hi-speed WIFI, a fitness center, 24-hour front desk and concierge services, a business center, and two restaurants.

You must make reservations directly with the hotel well in advance of the meeting, no later than February 20, 2009. Rates are in effect for March 11–15, 2009. The hotel has agreed to offer conference rates up to 3 days after the meeting depending upon availability. As you make reservations, identify yourself as an AOS member to qualify for the conference rate. After the cutoff date, any uncommitted rooms in the block we have reserved will be released for general sale, and additional reservation requests will be accepted if rooms are available and without the conference discount.

Reservations: Direct phone: 505-843-6300; Fax:505-842-8426; Toll Free: 1-800-237-2133 Front Desk.

The Society's contract with the Hotel Albuquerque for securing conference rates requires that a minimum number of rooms per night be reserved and occupied by members for the duration of the meeting. Thus, your stay at the Hotel Albuquerque assures that the AOS will not be assessed extremely high fees for meeting and banquet space rental. We truly need your cooperation in this matter.

Transportation: Hotel Albuquerque is conveniently located off I-40 at Rio Grande and historic Old Town plaza and museum district. It is just 15 minutes from Albuquerque International Sunport (

For driving directions, refer to the hotel’s website:

All sessions will be held at the Hotel Albuquerque. The Annual Subscription Banquet will take place on Sunday evening, March 15, also at the hotel. The Program, which will be mailed to you in late January, 2009, will provide information on other special activities and events to take take place during the meeting.

Members of the Society are hereby invited to submit communications to be presented at the 219th Meeting. Please complete and return the enclosed Announcement of Communication form and an Abstract of the proposed paper to the Office of the Secretary BEFORE OCTOBER 15, 2008. No paper will be considered unless (a) an Abstract of it is submitted according to the guidelines set forth in the next paragraph, (b) the completed Pre-registration Form and Fee and your 2009 Dues Payment accompany the submitted Announcement and Abstract.

Members who submit papers will be notified by mail of their inclusion on the Program soon after January 15, 2009. Sectional Committee Chairs, whose names are listed on the verso of the title page of the Journal, should be contacted directly only in the matter of organizing special panels. (Refer also to:

Abstracts of no more than 300 words should cover the following points: (a) the precise topic treated, (b) your exact contribution to the problem, (c) its relationship to previous scholarship on the topic, (d) specific conclusions. Abstracts should be typed or word-processor produced and submitted in duplicate. Please do not submit draft-quality printed abstracts, since these cannot be scanned efficiently for the production of the published Abstracts o fthe Meeting. Please also keep in mind that abstracts of papers accepted for presentation will appear in the published Abstracts in the way in which they have been submitted. It is impossible for this Office to edit them. Please transliterate non-Latin writing systems. Text submitted in non-Latin writing will be not appear in the printed abstracts.

Please note that the Program Committee will not accept papers for inclusion on the Program submitted by members whose 2009 dues have not been paid or who neglect to submit abstracts and registration forms in full with pre-registration fee by the October 15, 2008 deadline. We emphasize that you must pay your 2009 dues and submit your abstract and pre-registration form with fee by the October 15, 2008 deadline. Otherwise, your paper will not be considered acceptable for inclusion on the Program.

Papers from non-members, except for those of visiting scholars invited to participate in special panels, cannot be considered because of the expense the Society bears in running the Annual Meeting. When inviting colleagues and students who are not AOS members to participate in the program, please inform them that they should apply for membership at the time they submit abstracts.

Please respond to the Call for Papers only if you plan to attend the Meeting. Failure to present a paper that has been accepted on the Program creates a very poor impression of the Society and is particularly discourteous to those members who may have travelled great distances just to hear certain communications.

All materials must to submitted by October 15, 2008, to the Office of the Secretary, American Oriental Society, Hatcher Graduate Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1205; telephone 734-647-4760.

Submission of Abstracts and Meeting Forms

1. We prefer that you submit Abstracts in electronic format by E-MAIL; however, you must also submit paper copies in duplicate of the abstract and announcement of communication via ordinary post. (We need thepaper copies of abstracts to restore formatting and other features, such as diacritics, in the printed abstracts distributed at the meeting. Please note: we very likely do not have the fonts that you use in your formatted abstract file; if you send an Adobe Acrobat PDF file or other file format, embed the fonts.) Send e-mail abstracts to: with the subject line: AOS Abstract. Send the files either as plain text in the email message, or send formatted files as e-mail attachments. Please name the file as follows:YourlastnameFirstinitial.doc (or .pdf, .wpd, .txt, .rtf,etc.),e.g.,SmithJ.doc.

2. You may also submit materials via FAX between thehours of18:00 and 08:00 Eastern Time, from October 1 through October 15, 2008, to 734-763-6743. (If you prefer this means, we ask, nevertheless, that you also transmit the abstract, if possible, in electronic format by e-mail or in print by post.)

3. You may also submit all materials by ordinary post.

We thank you for your anticipated participation and cooperation.

2009 Annual Meeting Forms for Download

1. Call for Papers 2009 Annual Meeting (This file)
. Announcement of Communication (Announcement of Communication fillable Acrobat Form)
3. Pre-Registration Form (Pre-Registration fillable Acrobat Form)
4. Dues Notice for 2009
5. Dues Payment and Address Changes Form (Dues Payment fillable Acrobat Form)
6. Credit Card Payment Form (Credit Card Payment Form fillable Acrobat Form)
7. AOS Membership Application Form Please distribute to colleagues and students who are not yet members and might wish to attend the meeting or present a communication.
8. Nomination for Elective Office Form

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