Gulf South History and Humanities Conference (GSHHC)

The GULF SOUTH HISTORY & HUMANITIES CONFERENCE (GSHHC), sponsored by the Gulf South Historical Association, will hold its thirty-second annual meeting at the historic Tremont Hotel in Galveston, Texas, October 9-11, 2014. The Gulf States Consortium of Medieval and Renaissance Scholars will meet concurrently. The host institution this year is Tyler Junior College, Tyler, Texas, which is part of a consortium of colleges and universities in Gulf South states that sponsors the Association.

The theme of the GSHHC meeting is “Pleasure & Happiness in the Gulf South” which participants may address through individual papers, panels, roundtable discussions, documentaries and performances. The conference focuses on the history of the Gulf South states, Caribbean islands, and countries on the Caribbean rim, which conceptually includes associated maritime, meteorological, environmental, archaeological and anthropological topics that have an historical dimension.

The conference invites proposals for individual papers or panels of two or more presenters with chair and commentator, or a chair/commentator, that fall within the above-described scope of the meeting, and in particular proposals that address the theme of pleasure and happiness in the Gulf South.  Proposals must be postmarked by July 1, 2014, and should be sent to Dr. Jeffery Owens, President, at, or Dr. Robert Butts, Conference Coordinator, at

Registration includes a Thursday-evening reception at the Tremont Hotel, access to all conference sessions and a one-year membership in the Association.  The Conference urges all attendees and participants to register at the Tremont Hotel which fulfills contractual obligations that make the meeting possible. One may call the Tremont Hotel at 409.515.2154, using the group code 1008496GU, to reserve accommodations at the conference rate of $139.00/night.

Registration forms with a check made payable to the Gulf South Historical Association, should be sent to the GSHA, c/o The Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies, Southeastern Louisiana University, SLU Box 10730, Hammond, Louisiana 70402.

Additional information may be obtained from the GSHA Executive Director, Dr. Deanne Nuwer, at, at the University of Southern Mississippi—Gulf Park Campus.

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