I'm trying to put together a panel for the 39th Gulf South History & Humanities Conference scheduled for Oct. 7-9, 2021 in Natchez, Mississippi. The theme for the conference broadly construed is "War & Society" and June 1 is the deadline for abstracts and proposals.
It's a great opportunity to present research to a good group of scholars from around the country who regularly attend, and Natchez is a great place to visit in early October.
I can send my abstract to anyone interested in helping me form this panel. My essay seeks to revision southern anticommunism during the World War II and Cold War eras. The focus of my work is on Mississippi's clubmen and clubwomen, their reactions to victory in World War II and the developing Cold War, and how they feared a new internationalism would lead to a South transformed, i.e. integration.
Please reach out to me if you're interested in helping me form a panel on twentieth century southerners' responses to overseas wars.