Gulf South History and Humanities Conference (GSHHC)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 20, 2016.

 

The 2016 GULF SOUTH HISTORY & HUMANITIES CONFERENCE (GSHHC), sponsored by the Gulf South Historical Association, will be hosted by the University of South Alabama in Mobile on October 13-16, 2016.

CALL FOR PAPERS [Download Flyer PDFSUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 20, 2016.

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.  

Years ending in “6” have frequently marked times of transition between peace and war: 1816, 1866, 1916, and 1946 in particular.  The 34th Annual Gulf South History and Humanities Conference, hosted by the University of South Alabama, welcomes all researchers and scholars to propose papers on such liminal periods, 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 at The Admiral 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 must be postmarked by the July 15, 2016 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 the theme panel, 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 the suggested chair/discussant.  To submit for the 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. Donald DeVore, at ddevore@southalabama.edu. Please put “2016 Gulf South Paper" in the email subject line.  Or, send a hard copy to Dr. Donald DeVore, Department of History, 5991 USA Drive North, Room 344, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL  36688.  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 of the registration form may be sent to selahistory@selu.edu . Make checks payable to Gulf South Historical Association.  Please note, electronic payment options are not currently available.

For hotel reservations, contact The Admiral Hotel at http://group.curiocollection.com/GulfSouthHistoryandHumanitiesConference or 251-432-8000 (844-442-8746 toll-free).  Conference room rates are $99.00/night, single or double occupancy.  Please book before 12 September 2016 to guarantee the conference rate.