History

The Northeast Conference on Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory

- A Short History

 

The First Annual Northeast Conference on Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory was held at Cornell University the weekend of November 12-14, 1982. It was conceived as a less expensive alternative to existing regional and national meetings. In this vein, it offered a single session format with time allotted for discussion both immediately after presentations and during scheduled breaks. Likewise, it was conceived as an intimate and informal gathering of all interested scholars. Special events were held on Friday and Saturday evening while the single item on the agenda of the Sunday morning business meeting was for attendees to choose from among the potential venues volunteered for the meeting to be held the following fall. The Cornell University Latin American Studies Program subsequently published a collection of papers presented at the conference.

During the succeeding years the conference has stayed true to its founding. Conviviality and informality continue to characterize this annual fall gathering. There remains no formal membership and no fee is charged for attendance. In addition, new ideas and new attendees are welcome. Over the years, the conference has convened at various locations in New England, the States of New York and Pennsylvania, and the Province of Ontario. The meeting has remained open to all and participants have been increasingly drawn from the American South-East, Mid-West, South-West, and West Coast regions, various regions of Canada, as well as various countries representing Europe and South America. The single session format has been kept as has the commitment to provide opportunities for discussion. Over the years, the range of topics discussed by participants has greatly increased while presentations have become increasingly pan-Andean in scope. The Cornell University Latin American Studies Program published collected papers of the second and third conferences and the association of the conference with this entity continues through Andean Past.

Richard E. Daggett

University of Massachusetts, Amherst


Past Conferences

1982

1983

1984

Cornell University American Museum of Natural History University of Massachusetts, Amherst

1985

1986

1987

State University of New York, Albany Cornell University Trent University

1988

1989

1990

University of Massachusetts, Amherst Yale University State University of New York, Binghamton

1991

1992

1993

American Museum of Natural History Colgate University Carnegie Museum of Natural History

1994

1995

1996

Ithaca College Rhode Island School of Design University of Pennsylvania

1997

1998

1999

University of Maine State University of New York, Binghamton University of Massachusetts, Amherst

2000

2001

2002

Dartmouth College University of Western Ontario Carnegie Museum of Natural History

2003

2004

2005

Harvard University Yale University Catholic University/American University

2006

2007

2008

University of Pennsylvania Ithaca College University of Maine

2009

2010

2011

State University of New York, New Paltz Drew University R.S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology, Andover

2012

   
Boston University