The 39th Annual Conference committee welcomes proposals that address the culture and history of the
Gulf South—the U.S. South and territories in Central America and the Caribbean. For 2021, there will be
special theme sessions on war and society. Topics include, but are not limited to, the relationship between
home fronts and fighting fronts; the difference between history and memory; tensions between localism and
nationalism; and the interactions between war, class, gender, and race. This is an interdisciplinary conference,
so proposals are sought from disciplines such as American Studies, English, Geography, and Political Science
as well as History.
In addition to sessions on traditional scholarship, the program committee encourages panels on
pedagogy, public history or material culture. The committee also welcomes non-traditional session proposals
including roundtables, “state of the field” sessions, and lightning rounds. Full session proposals are strongly
preferred, though the committee will consider individual papers. Graduate students are encouraged to submit
proposals and may compete for the William Coker Award, which is awarded to the best graduate paper.
Proposals must be submitted electronically by June 1st, 2021 to firstname.lastname@example.org. To submit an
individual paper, send a Word document attachment containing a title, 150 word abstract, and one-page vita.
To submit for any themed panels or roundtable forums, 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 a suggested chair/discussant.
To register for the 2021 Conference, please send a check and registration form below to:
Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies, P.O. Box 10730, SLU, Hammond, LA 70402.
Make checks payable to Gulf South Historical Association.
For online registration,
please go to this link: http://www.southeastern.edu/alumni_donors/foundation/giving/gshhconf/index.html
The full registration includes a complimentary Thursday evening reception sponsored by the GSHA, all conference sessions, and one-year membership in the Association. A Saturday-only registration, and tickets for other social events, are priced separately.
The conference will be held at the Natchez Grand Hotel located in historic downtown Natchez along the bluff of the Mississippi River. For hotel reservations please call 601-446-9994 and use the code “GSHA” to receive the conference rate of $109 for a single; $119 for doubles. Reservations are open as of April 19th 2021.
Institutional Affiliation: _______________________________
Registration $50.00___ Student Registration $25.00___ Saturday only Registration $25.00___
Attending Complimentary Thursday Reception: yes/no (please circle or email choice)
Friday Awards Banquet $45.00 ___
Total enclosed $_____________________________