Call for Awards Nominations, 2020
Agricultural History Society
The Sounding Spirit team is delighted to announce the spring launch of its inaugural digital library. The product of a one year NEH Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Foundations grant, the pilot digital library features songbooks and hymnals published across the US South from 1850 to 1925.
Together with Martyn Bone, associate professor of English at the University of Copenhagen, and Tjalling Valdés Olmos, a PhD student in Cultural Studies at the University of Amsterdam, I am trying to put together a panel on plantation afterlives for the 2021 Southern Historical Association Conference in New Orleans. I currently work as assistant professor in American Studies and History at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. We already drafted the following panel proposal: "Plantation legacies continue to haunt societies around the globe until this day.
If you missed last year's panel at the SHA on "Reinterpreting Southern History," you will find it at
And we are pleased that the book that inspired this panel is now available. (And on sale at Amazon.)
Reinterpreting Southern Histories: Essays in Historiography
I am looking for a panelist to join me, an assistant professor at the University of Houston-Victoria, and Laura June Davis, an assistant professor at Southern Utah University, on a panel exploring the uses and misuses of American Civil War Memory for the 2021 Southern Historical Association Conference in New Orleans, LA. We are particularly interested in a scholar who will add racial and ethnic diversity to the panelists.
The Allen Morris Forum on the Native South invites interested parties to join a collegial exhibition of new research on Native Americans in the American South virtually via Zoom. The September 2020 meeting welcomes the work of Dr. Christine Rizzi from Broward College.
I would like to offer a quick word of thanks to H-South's new editorial team for getting the network up and running again after a brief hiatus and for bringing so much energy and vision to their work. I'm eager to watch H-South continue to grow under their guidance in the coming months and years. Thank you to Alexander Bowen, David Herr, Michele "Scout" Johnson, Bennett Parten, Lewie Reece, and Vernon Burton. And many thanks also to other incoming editors and all those who have served with the network in the past.