2017 Annual Conference

2017 Annual Conference


Theme Sessions on Native Americans on the Gulf South Borderlands —

Bicentennial of the First Seminole War

October 5-7, 2017, Pensacola Beach, 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, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas.

2017 marks the bicentennial of the First Seminole War. The 35th Annual Gulf South History and Humanities Conference, hosted  by Pensacola State College,
welcomes all researchers and scholars to propose papers on Native Americans on the
Gulf South Borderlands, but all topics, panels, roundtables, performances, and workshops,
exploring all aspects of the history, ethnography, archaeology, development, and cultures
of the Gulf South and Circum-Caribbean are encouraged.

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 July 30, 2017 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, 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 submit for roundtable forums or discussions,
send a Word document attachment containing a title and brief (150 word) description
of the topic and a complete list of the participants and moderator/discussant with
one-page vitas.  All submissions should be sent via email to the program chair, Dr.
Brian R. Rucker, at [email protected].  Please put “2017 Gulf South Paper” in the email subject line.  Or, send a hard
copy to Dr. Brian R. Rucker, History, Languages, and Social Sciences Department, Pensacola
State College, 1000 College Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32504.  Expect an email confirmation
once your submission has been received.

Please send registration form below to Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies, P.O.
Box 10730, SLU, Hammond, LA 70402 OR electronic version to [email protected].  Make checks payable to Gulf South  Historical Association.

For hotel reservations contact the Pensacola Beach Hilton at hotel direct toll free
1-866-916-2999 or 1-800-HILTONS or online at www.hiltonpensacolabeach.com.  Conference
room rates are $159.00/night, single or double occupancy.  For the special rates,
the 3-letter group code is GSH and will be recognized when booking online (enter into Group Code Box)  and should
be referred to also when booking by phone. Please book before Sept. 4, 2017 to guarantee
the lower conference rate.



Detachable Registration Form

Name: ____________________________________________________________________




Institutional Affiliation:__________________________________________________________________

Registration $40.00______________    Student Registration $25.00_____________

Banquet $40.00 _________________

Attending Thursday Reception: Yes / No

Total enclosed $_____________________________   


Please send this form with a check made payable to: Gulf South Historical Association,
c/o The Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies, Southeastern Louisiana University,
SLU Box 10730, Hammond, LA 70402 .