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  • 03/23/2018 10:08 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Call for Papers and Proposals for Teacher Workshops

    20th Annual Conference on Illinois History

    October 4 & 5, 2018

    Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library


    The Conference on Illinois History is accepting paper or panel proposals on any aspect of Illinois’s history, culture, politics, geography, or archaeology. The Conference especially welcomes submissions exploring the upcoming bicentennial of statehood. We encourage submissions from professional and avocational historians, graduate students, and those engaged in the study of Illinois history at libraries, historic sites, museums, and historical societies.  

    Proposals are also being accepted for teacher workshops. If you are a teacher who has created an innovative, comprehensive, or timely curriculum on an aspect of Illinois’s history, culture, politics, geography, or archaeology, please share your expertise with other teachers at the conference.  

    The deadline for proposals is May 1, 2018.  

    To submit your proposal for a paper, panel, or teacher workshop, please send: 

    • A one-page summary of the topic, including a description of the major primary and secondary sources used. 
    • A one-page resume for each participant.

    Send proposals to: Christian McWhirter, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, 112 N. Sixth St., Springfield, IL 62701, or

    For more information, call 217-785-9132.

  • 03/01/2018 9:24 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Illinois Archaeological Survey is pleased to join the Coalition for American Heritage as a partner organization. The Coalition "is made up of heritage professionals, scholars, small businesses, non-profit groups, and history-lovers from across the country who work together to support and promote our nation’s commitment to historic preservation."

  • 02/12/2018 3:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    With the recent retirement of Joe Phillippe and David Halpin from the Illinois SHPO Office, Dawn Cobb (Illinois Department of Natural Resources) is once again the Coordinator for the Human Skeletal Remains Protection Act. If you have any questions regarding procedures or inadvertent discoveries of human remains, please contact her at her office. 

    Dawn Cobb

    IDNR - OREP 

     Phone: 217/785-4992

  • 12/07/2017 11:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    2018 Permanent Fund Grants

    Illinois Association for Advancement Archaeology (IAAA)

    The IAAA Permanent Fund has been awarding annual research assistance grants since 2004. These grants are open to avocational, professional, student, and educational groups for projects conducted within the state of Illinois. In 2018, the IAAA Permanent Fund will award two $400 grants. The deadline for grant applications is Monday, January 15, 2018. The application form as well as guidelines and requirements for a grant are available on the IAAA website under the Permanent Fund link (

    Please send any questions regarding the grants to Doug Jackson (

  • 11/09/2017 12:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Midwest Archaeological Conference has announced a new initiative for publishing opportunities. Attached please find an announcement for the MAC/UND Press Dissertation Prize. This award is linked to an offer of publication in the Midwest Archaeological Perspectives book series, and carries with it a cash prize from UND Press. For more information, see attached document.

    MAC Dissertation Prize Final.docx

  • 08/25/2017 10:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Call For Papers

    61st Annual Meeting 

    of the Illinois Archaeological Survey

    September 15-16, 2017

    Carbondale, Illinois

    Hosted by

    Center for Archaeological Investigations

    Southern Illinois University Carbondale


    The Shawnee National Forest

    USDA Forest Service, Harrisburg, Illinois

    The Saturday (September 16) paper session will consist of a combination of current research papers in the morning followed by presentations on more specialized topics in prehistoric and historical archaeology in the afternoon. Paper lengths are 15 minutes.

    Poster presentations will be displayed outside the SIU Museum  Auditorium rotunda throughout the day.

    Deadline for Submissions: September 8 (Friday), 2017

    Please send abstracts (<200 words) or inquiries to:

    Mark Wagner


    Center for Archaeological Investigations

    Southern Illinois University Carbondale

    Faner Hall 3479 Mailcode 4527

    1000 Faner Circle

    Carbondale, Illinois 62901

    2017 IAS Annual Meeting Call for Papers.pdf

  • 07/18/2017 3:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Nick Klobuchar, who has managed the site files for many years, has retired. His replacement is Erich Shroeder from the Illinois State Museum. Erich has been working with Nick for several months and is very familiar with the site file system so the transition should be seamless. Please use the following email when submitting site information or asking questions:

  • 05/26/2017 12:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Have a student who is interested in trying their hand at archaeology? This is a field school class offered this summer through Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois. First half of the course is learning lab techniques and fieldwork in the second half in nearby Allerton Park. See attached flier. Please share! Flier is here: Field-School2017.pdf

  • 04/11/2017 3:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Midewin National Tallgrass Forest is looking for volunteers to help with excavations at the 

    Grant Creek Huber Phase Site in northcentral Illinois.

    Dates: 17 July-August 11 

    They are looking for one week volunteer commitment minimum during the four weeks of excavations. We’re soliciting for 8 volunteers through Passport in Time:

    and four Midewin volunteers. Midewin volunteers can contact Alli Cisneros. 

    Details at:

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