2022 Conference

40th Annual Gulf South

History & Humanities Conference

Including Special Theme Sessions on “Celebrating the Diverse Communities of the Gulf South

October 13-15, 2022, The Gulfport Beachfront Courtyard by Marriott, Gulfport, Mississippi.


The Gulf South History and Humanities Conference is an annual event sponsored by the Gulf South Historical Association, a consortium of colleges and universities in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. 

The 40th Annual Conference, hosted by the University of South Alabama, 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 2022, there will be special theme sessions celebrating the diverse communities of the Gulf South.

 Proposals must be submitted electronically by July 31, 2022 to the program chair, Dr. Marsha Hamilton, at mhamilton@southalabama.edu. 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. 

 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 S. Coker Award, which is awarded annually to the best graduate paper presented at the conference. Additional information on applying for the Coker Award will be provided to conference registrants.

 To register, please send a check and registration form 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 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 cocktail reception are all included in the additional banquet fee.

The conference will be located at the Gulfport Beachfront Courtyard by Marriott, 1600 East Beach Boulevard, Gulfport, MS 39501. For hotel reservations please call 1-800-442-0887 and use the code “Gulf South Historical” to ensure the conference rate of $149/night. Reservations must be made by September 13, 2022. For other local hotels, please see https://gulfcoast.org.

Registration Form:

Name: _____________________________________________________________  
Phone: ___________________________ Email: _____________________________ 
Institutional Affiliation:________________________________________________ 

Registration $50.00___ Student Registration $25.00___ Saturday only Registration $25.00___ Attending Complimentary Thursday Reception: yes/no (please circle choice) 

Friday Awards Banquet $45.00 ___       

Total enclosed $_____________________________