Hello, everyone.

Just wanted to mention to you all that the SAWH is a great conference, and it is especially welcoming to grad students. See the CFP below and consider submitting a proposal by the new October deadline.



Cynthia A. Kierner

Professor of History

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia 22030

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Extended Deadline-- CFP: Southern Association for Women Historians Triennial Conference, June 2022

by Anne Marshall

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Call for Papers
October 1, 2021
United States
Subject Fields: 
Women's & Gender History / Studies, African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Sexuality Studies

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:


  1. Panels (We prefer to receive proposals for complete 3-paper sessions but will consider individual papers as well).


  1. Roundtables (informal discussions of a historical or professional issue)


  1. 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.



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The submissions deadline is October 1, 2021.  Inquiries (but not submissions) may be directed toward Crystal Feimster ([log in to unmask]) or Anne Marshall ([log in to unmask]), program committee co-chairs.

Contact Info: 

Anne Marshall

Associate Professor of History 

Mississippi State University

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