2019 Conference

Call For Papers

37Th Annual

Gulf South History & Humanities Conference


Including Special Theme Sessions on “On the Go in the Gulf South: A Tribute to Transportation & Tourism”

October 17-19, 2019, Pensacola Grand Hotel, Downtown 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, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.

The 37th Annual Gulf South History and Humanities Conference, hosted by University of West Florida, welcomes all researchers and scholars to propose papers highlighting aspects of development in the Gulf South. All topics, panels, roundtables, performances, and workshops, exploring any aspects of the history, ethnography, archaeology, development, and cultures of the Gulf South and Circum-Caribbean will be considered.

The registration fee includes a Thursday evening reception, 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 for papers must be post marked by the August 23rd, 2019 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 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.  All submissions should be sent via email to the program chair, Dr. Erin Stone, at estone@uwf.edu. Please put “2019 Gulf South Paper” in the email subject line.  Or, send a hard copy to Dr. Erin Stone, c/o Department of History, Bldg. 50 Room 113  11000 University Parkway Pensacola, FL 32514.   Expect an email confirmation once your submission has been received.

To register, 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 conference will be located at the Pensacola Grand Hotel, 200 East Gregory Street Pensacola, FL 32501, a hotel that is a unique mixture of past and present. The hotel is fronted by the historic 1912 L&N train depot and complimented by a glass tower with panoramic views of Pensacola and Pensacola Bay. The hotel is also centrally located to the area’s major attractions and shopping, six blocks from historic downtown, four miles from Pensacola Naval Air Station and the National Naval Aviation Museum, and eight miles from Pensacola Beach. The Grand also provides a free hotel shuttle for travel to and from the Pensacola airport between 6:00 A.M.-10:00 P.M. For hotel reservations please contact Room Reservations at 850-433-3336 and specify “HHC” to receive the conference rate of $108/plus tax for standard rooms. Please book before September 17 to guarantee the lower conference rate.


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Registration $50.00_____    Student Registration $25.00__________

Banquet $45.00 _________________

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