The H-SAWH network focuses on the history of women and gender in the U.S. South.

It is sponsored by the Southern Association for Women Historians and co-sponsored by H-Net, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies.

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Call for H-SAWH Contributors

H-SAWH is always looking to expand its team of editors to fully take advantage of H-Net Commons' multi-media content capabilities, including blogs, podcasts, document collections, and more. In addition, editors manage the network's archival and daily content on a rotating schedule with other editors. Graduate students are welcome to apply. Editors undergo a short online training, must agree to a two-year commitment, and commit to abide by H-Net's constitution, bylaws, and policies ( 

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Call for Papers: “1977-2017: The IWY National Women’s Conference In Retrospect” November 5-7, 2017, University of Houston

This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the 1977 National Women’s Conference, the domestic answer to the United Nations’ International Women’s Year initiative.  The Houston Conference, as it came to be known, was the largest federally mandated gathering of American women in history.  On this occasion, 2000 delegates elected from fifty states and six territories and roughly 16,000 observers came together to craft a twenty-six plank National Plan of Action, submitted to President Jimmy Carter in 1978.  The conference remains one of the most imaginative and wide-ranging exercises in civic enga