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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SAWH Conference Panel on Food or Domestic Labor


I am thinking ahead to organize a panel for the 11th Annual SAWH Conference at University of Alabama June 7-10, 2018. I would like to present an adapted chapter from my dissertation on the role of enslaved cooks of antebellum Charleston in interpreting their masters' conceptualization and expectations of "appropriate" food. Topics under which we could unite as a panel include experience of enslaved laborers, domestic laborers, food production or consumption, etc.

Applications are due August, 15 2017.


Kelly Kean Sharp

Re: Mentoring Discussion Series

Jean is absolutely right! (I just posted a longer reply, but H-net ate my homework!)
Pacing is everything. Don't shoot yourself in the foot by assigning too many long papers in too short a time! When I taught 15 hours a week, giving students a first-draft option for term papers, and letting them re-submit an improved version, was noble but ill-advised.
Plan your syllabus with the utmost care, and have fun. That's why we chose this path, yes?