Call for Papers

The 232nd Meeting of the AOS will be held Friday, March 18–Monday, March 21, 2022, in Boston, MA.

Hotel and Reservations: A block of conference-rate accommodations has been reserved at the Omni Parker House Hotel, 60 School Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02108 USA. All sessions will be held there.

The conference rate per night for rooms is $228, Single or Double Deluxe Suites.

You must make reservations directly with the hotel well in advance of the meeting, no later than February 16, 2022. 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. The conference rate also applies 2 days prior and 1 day after the conference, based upon availability.

Reservations may be made by phoning the hotel 1-800-THE-OMNI (general Omni number). You need to identify yourself as a member of the AOS. It is also possible to reserve by visiting our customized Group Web Page.

The Society’s contract with the Omni Parker House Hotel 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 Omni Parker House Hotel 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.

The Annual Subscription Banquet will take place on Sunday evening, March 20, also at the hotel. The Program, which will be accessible online in late January 2022, will provide information on other special activities and events to take place during the meeting.

To present at the Annual Meeting, 2022 membership dues and pre-registration fees must be paid by October 15, 2021, and an abstract submitted. The Program Committee will not accept papers for inclusion on the Program submitted by members who have not paid 2022 membership dues and pre-registration fees in full or who neglect to submit abstracts by the October 15, 2021, deadline. If you prefer to submit payments by post, you may use this FORM. Complete it, print it, and return by post.

Members of the Society are hereby invited to submit abstracts of no more than 300 words, which 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. 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. Please transliterate non-Latin writing systems. Text submitted in non-Latin writing will be not appear in the printed abstracts.

Members who submit abstracts of papers will be notified of their inclusion on the Program soon after January 15, 2022.

Sectional Committee Chairs should be contacted directly only with regard to special panels.

Papers from non-members are only accepted in the case of visiting scholars invited to participate in special panels.

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 members who may have traveled a great distance just to hear certain communications.