I am organizing a panel for the 2018 SAWH Conference next summer, June 7-10, 2018, at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. The panel will address Appalachian history and is tentatively titled: “No Longer Isolated: New Directions in Appalachian Women’s History.” My paper will explore regional identity in Appalachia in the mid-nineteenth century through a comparison of marriage patterns in two rural and urban West Virginia communities. I would welcome papers on a broad range of topics in Appalachian history for the rest of the panel.
Mentoring Discussion Series, Question 6:
How do you find time to write and research as a new professor? What have you learned over the years to help you balance these commitments?
I hope to organize a panel for the 2018 SAWH Conference scheduled for June 7-10, 2018 at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. The tentative title for the panel is “Power through Print: Periodical Production and Consumption.” My paper will deal with the women contributors to the AME Church Review, the quarterly publication of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Other papers might consider women’s involvement in either periodical production or consumption as vehicles for expressing resistance or claiming rights.