Gulf South History and Humanities Conference (GSHHC)

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Call for Papers
October 5, 2017 to October 7, 2017
Florida, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Atlantic History / Studies, Humanities, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, Spanish and Portuguese History / Studies



The 2017 GULF SOUTH HISTORY & HUMANITIES CONFERENCE (GSHHC), sponsored by the Gulf South Historical Association, will be hosted by Pensacola State College in Pensacola Beach, Florida October 5-7, 2017.


The Gulf South History and Humanities Conference is an annual event sponsored by the Gulf South Historical Association, a consortium of Gulf South colleges and universities from the states of Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas.

2017 marks the bicentennial of the First Seminole War. The 35th Annual Gulf South History and Humanities Conference, hosted  by Pensacola State College, welcomes all researchers and scholars to propose papers on Native Americans on the Gulf South Borderlands, but all topics, panels, roundtables, performances, and workshops, exploring all aspects of the history, ethnography, archaeology, development, and cultures of the Gulf South and Circum-Caribbean are encouraged.

The registration fee includes a Thursday evening reception, all conference sessions, and a free one-year membership in the Association.  Tickets for the banquet, annual keynote address, and a courtesy cocktail reception are all included in the additional banquet fee.

Proposals for papers must be post marked by the July 30, 2017 submission deadline.  To submit an individual paper, send a Word document attachment containing a title, 150 word abstract, and one-page vita.  To submit for any themed panels, send a Word document attachment containing a title and brief (150 word) description of the theme, 150 word abstract for each paper, a one-page vita for each presenter and a suggested chair/discussant.  To submit for roundtable forums or discussions, send a Word document attachment containing a title and brief (150 word) description of the topic and a complete list of the participants and moderator/discussant with one-page vitas.  All submissions should be sent via email to the program chair, Dr. Brian R. Rucker, at  Please put “2017 Gulf South Paper” in the email subject line.  Or, send a hard copy to Dr. Brian R. Rucker, History, Languages, and Social Sciences Department, Pensacola State College, 1000 College Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32504.  Expect an email confirmation once your submission has been received.

Please send registration form, found at the bottom of the downloadable Call for Papers flyer (see above), to Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies, P.O. Box 10730, SLU, Hammond, LA 70402 OR electronic version to  Make checks payable to Gulf South  Historical Association.

For hotel reservations contact the Pensacola Beach Hilton at hotel direct toll free 1-866-916-2999 or 1-800-HILTONS or online at  Conference room rates are $159.00/night, single or double occupancy.  For the special rates, the 3-letter group code is GSH and will be recognized when booking online (enter into Group Code Box)  and should be referred to also when booking by phone. Please book before Sept. 4, 2017 to guarantee the lower conference rate.

Contact Info: 

Andrew Barbero

Pensacola State College

History, Languages, Social Sciences

100 College Blvd. 

Pensacola, FL 32504

(850) 484-1439