2013 Call for Papers


October 10-12, 2013

Pensacola, Florida


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.

The Thirty-First Annual Gulf South History and Humanities Conference, hosted by Southeastern Louisiana University, welcomes all researchers and scholars to propose papers, panels, roundtables, performances, and workshops, exploring all aspects of the history and cultures of the Gulf South and Caribbean Basin.

The registration fee includes a Thursday evening reception at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front Hotel, 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 will be considered if postmarked by the deadline of August 1, 2013. To submit an individual paper, send a brief c.v., title of the paper, and short abstract. Panel organizers (two or more presenters, a chair and commentator, or a chair/commentator) must submit a c.v., paper title, and short abstract for each participant. A complete list of conference sessions and topics will be mailed to each registrant in the first week of September 2013.

The conference will be at the beautiful Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front Hotel, which offers special conference room rates at $139.00 a night provided reservations are made by September 26, 2013.  Please mention “GSH” when you call for reservations at 1-866-916-2999.

To submit proposals please contact Dr. Samuel C. Hyde, Jr. at shyde@selu.edu, President, or for more information, please contact Dr. Randy Sanders at dsanders@selu.edu, Conference Coordinator, or: Gulf South Historical Association, c/o University of Southern Mississippi – Gulf Coast Campus, Katrina Research Center, 730 East Beach Blvd., Long Beach, MS 39560..