ASA11:Vital powers and politics: human interactions with living things

13th-16th September 2011, Prifysgol Cymru y Drindod Dewi Sant / University of Wales Trinity Saint David

information for convenors

Panels proposers need not be members of the Association. Proposals consisted of a panel title, a (very) short abstract of <300 characters, and an abstract of 250 words. The ASA requires all accepted panels to be open to paper proposals through the website: panels should not be organised as 'closed' sessions.

Panel proposers can administer and edit their panels using the login link in the menu on the left. Convenors should login to state any specific timing requests to do with their panel; to add the names of chairs/discussants; and to manage the paper proposals. Co-convenors cannot be added/removed nor can panels be withdrawn through this environment - please email conference(at) to do this.

When papers are proposed via the website, they will be proposed to specific panels. Convenors will receive a summary email of the proposal. Convenors are welcome to acknowledge proposals by email, and even ask contributors to edit their abstracts by logging in themselves.

Convenors must indicate their decisions over whether to accept/reject/transfer proposals through the login environment; and we ask convenors to mark all pending proposals in this way by 13th May. If an author later emails to withdraw their paper, the paper should be marked as 'Withdrawn' in the login environment. The papers should be placed in order of presentation via the login environment.

Panels may not last for more than a single day. Each 90-minute session may hold four papers. So convenors should accept no more than 12 papers.

After 13th May the local committee will work at rehousing the proposals marked 'transfer', and we will get in touch if this affects your panel. This should be completed by June 17th when registration will open.