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Date: 9/8/2023
Subject: AOS Dues Notice & Annual Meeting 2024 Call for Papers
From: Jonathan Rodgers


Two Hundred and Thirty-Fourth Meeting


The 234th meeting of the AOS will be held Friday, March 22–Monday, March 25, 2024, in Chicago IL USA.


Hotel and Reservations: A block of conference-rate accommodations has been reserved at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, 1 W Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL, 60601-1631 USA.


The conference rate per night for rooms is $194, Deluxe Guestrooms--subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 17.4%).


You must make reservations directly with the hotel well in advance of the meeting, no later than February 28, 2024. 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 3 days prior and 3 days after the conference, based upon availability.


Reservations may be made by phoning the hotel at 1-877-303-0104 (general Marriott number). You need to identify yourself as a member of the AOS and mention "American Oriental Society 2024 Conference" and the date the room block begins, which is March 20, 2024. It is also possible to reserve by visiting our customized AOS Group Web Page.


The Society’s contract with the Renaissance Chicago Downtown 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 Renaissance Chicago Downtown 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.


Directions, Transportation and Parking:

• Chicago O'Hare International Airport. Distance from Property: 18.0 Miles. Phone Number: +1 773-686-2200

• Hotel Parking
On-site valet parking is available for $80 overnight. Self-parking options are available in the immediate area, such as Interpark at 181 N. Dearborn. Advance reservations can be made here. More Information.


All sessions will be held at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel,. The Annual Subscription Banquet and Presidential Address will take place on Sunday evening, March 24, also at the hotel. The Program, which will be accessible online in late January 2024, will provide information on other special activities and events to take place during the meeting.





Online Dues and Meeting Pre-Registration Payment:


• Pay 2024 dues online at: (Log-in to your account).

NOTE: You may renew your AOS membership now by viewing your Profile page and finding on the right side: 
"Your Membership is not yet due for renewal. If you want to renew early, click here"

You will also receive a system-generated email dues payment reminder in October.


Note: If you prefer to submit dues or registration payment by check or credit card and send payment by post, you may use this 2024 Dues and Annual Meeting Registration Payment Form.




Members of the Society are hereby invited to Submit Abstracts of Communications to be presented at the 234th Meeting. (Select the Abstracts of Communications Folder, and upload to that folder.)Alternatively, you may submit abstracts by email attachment. Use "AOS Abstracts" in the subject line. Abstracts must be in Microsoft Word format or .pdf produced from MS Word. Please name your abstract according to following convention: YourLastNameYourFirstInitial.docx, e.g., RodgersJ.docx. You must include the abstract title and your name and academic affiliation in the abstract.


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. 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 who have not paid 2024 membership dues and pre-registration fees in full or who neglect to submit abstracts by the October 15, 2023, deadline.


Members who submit abstracts of papers will be notified of their inclusion on the Program soon after January 15, 2024.


Sectional Committee Chairs, whose names are listed at AOS Officers or on the verso of the title page of the Journal, should be contacted directly only in the matter of organizing special panels.


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 and pre-register 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.


We thank you for your anticipated participation and cooperation.


Important: Finally, the AOS Election: You are hereby encouraged to submit the names of AOS members whom you consider potential candidates for consideration by the Nominating Committee. You may use the Onlline Submission Form on the AOS webpage--you must be logged-in to access the form--to submit recommendations. Please be certain that the potential candidate is a member of the Society by confirming in the directory at: AOS Membership Directory 2023.

Please consider making a Donation to the AOS as you submit payment for 2024 Membership Dues or Annual Meeting Registration.


Jonathan Rodgers

Secretary-Treasurer, American Oriental Society
Graduate Library, University of Michigan
913 S. University Ave.
Ann Arbor MI 48109-1190 USA
Mobile: 734-347-1259
AOS Home Page