2024 Conference






Including Special Theme Sessions on “Conflict, Cooperation, and Competition in the Gulf South.”


October 10-12, 2024, hotel headquarters will be located at the Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Downtown, All sessions will take place in the UWF Historic Trust properties located in downtown Pensacola Florida, easy walking distance from the headquarters. 


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 42nd Annual Conference, hosted by University of West Florida, 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 2024, there will special theme sessions centering on conflict, cooperation, and competition in the Gulf South.

Proposals must be submitted electronically by July 1, 2024 to the program chair, Dr. Erin Stone, at estone@uwf.edu. To submit an individual paper, please 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 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. Tickets for the Saturday afternoon field trip and guided tour of Ft. Pickens via the Pensacola Bay Ferry and boxed lunch are all included in the additional field trip fee. 

Primary hotel accommodations for the conference will be located at the Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Downtown located in historic downtown Pensacola (101 East Main Street, Pensacola, FL 32502). For hotel reservations please either call (850) 433-2231 or go to their website (Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Downtown) and use the code “GSC” to receive the conference rate of $219. Reservations are open until September 9, 2024. The downtown Pensacola area includes many other economical hotel options within walking distance as well. 


                                                                Registration Form:



Phone:_____________________________ Email:____________________________________

Institutional Affiliation: _________________________________________________________


Registration: $70____ Student registration: $30 _____ Saturday Only Registration: $30______

Attending Complimentary Thursday Reception: yes/no (Please circle choice)

Friday Awards Banquet: $50 _______

Saturday Afternoon Field Trip: $25 ­­­_______

Total enclosed: ___________________