Junior Scholars Workshop

Selena Doss Discussion

Greetings from the Southern Historical Association’s Junior Scholars Workshop! We cordially invite you to attend the next workshop installment featuring Dr. Aubrey Lauersdorf. The Junior Scholars Workshop is designed to encourage advanced graduate student and recent graduates in the field of southern history by providing an opportunity to share their work with and receive constructive feedback from senior historians. Now in its second year, attendees of the Junior Scholars Workshops participate in new and diverse scholarly research discussions in southern history. This year’s topics have included black POWs in the Civil War, slavery and resistance during the American Revolution, black agrarianism in the early 20th century, 19th century religious thought, and World War I mobilizations. The remaining two spring 2023 workshops offer exciting presentations on 19th century Apalachee alliances and denying compensation to enslavers. Meeting on the third Thursday of each month via zoom, the recorded sessions also are a space for SHA members to connect outside of the annual meeting and learn about emerging scholarship.

March’s meeting will take place Thursday, March 16th from 4-5 EST. The workshop will feature a paper by Aubrey Lauersdorf (Assistant Professor, Auburn University) entitled, "’People of the Other Side’: Apalachee Alliance Building in a Changing World," with comments by Dr. Steven C. Hahn (St. Olaf College) and Dr. Christina Snyder (Penn State University).

Interested attendees should complete this short google form (https://forms.gle/zbm1yM1f6aAFfHKKA) to receive email announcements of upcoming workshops, as well as the pre-circulated paper about a week ahead of the meeting. Attendees will also receive the zoom link by signing up. 

If interested in presenting at the Junior Scholars Workshop during the 2023-2024 academic year, email organizers: Steve Prince (ksp@usf.edu), Selena Sanderfer Doss (selena.sanderfer@wku.edu), and Kelly Kennington (kennington@auburn.edu) with a brief description of your work and a preference for when you would like to present (fall or spring) by March 31st. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Spring 2023 Schedule:

April 20: Amanda Kleintop (Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts), “Who Should Pay for Emancipation?”: Introduction to The Balance of Freedom: Abolishing Property Rights in People in the US Civil War and American Memory

Thank you,

Selena Sanderfer Doss