2022 SAWH Conference-- Call for Papers
Twelfth Southern Association for Women Historians Conference
Protest, Power, and Persistence: Southern Women Past and Present
June 9-12, 2022
University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
The Southern Association for Women Historians (SAWH) invites proposals for its twelfth triennial conference, to be held in-person June 9-12, 2022 at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. The conference provides a stimulating and congenial forum for discussing all aspects of women’s history. Its program seeks to reflect the best in recent scholarship and the diversity of our profession including university professors, graduate students, museum curators, public historians, and independent scholars. We invite sessions on any dimension of southern women’s and gender history, and particularly those that touch on the themes of the conference.
This year’s theme is inspired by the connections between the past and present work southern women have done, to protest various forms of injustice and to effect political and social change in myriad ways. Recent women’s activism to protest unjust policies in the policing and justice systems, as well as southern women’s efforts to expand access to voting has underscored women’s role in challenging and changing southern politics and society over time. We hope this conference will inspire a conversation about the many ways southern women have fought for individual and collective rights and worked to reform various areas of southern society.
The program seeks proposals for the following:
- Panels (We prefer to receive proposals for complete 3-paper sessions but will consider individual papers as well).
- Roundtables (informal discussions of a historical or professional issue)
- Workshops (informal discussions centered around professional development)
Scholars interested in chairing or commenting on a session are invited to submit a 500-word vita.
There are no plans to accommodate remote participation; all presenters, commentators and chairs are expected to be in attendance in Lexington.
Please send completed submission forms to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The submissions deadline is September 1, 2021. Inquiries (but not submissions) may be directed toward Crystal Feimster (email@example.com) or Anne Marshall (firstname.lastname@example.org), program committee co-chairs.
Anne E. Marshall
Associate Professor of History
Mississippi State University