2013 Conference


Thirty-First Annual Gulf South History and Humanities Conference


October 10-12, 2013
Pensacola, Florida


500 Years After Ponce de Leon:  The Gulf South in Change 1513-2013




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.

The Thirty First  Annual Gulf South History and Humanities Conference, hosted by Southeastern Louisiana University, welcomes all researchers and scholars to propose papers, panels, roundtables, performances, and workshops, exploring all aspects of the history and cultures of the Gulf South and Caribbean Basin.

The registration fee includes a Thursday evening reception at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front Hotel, 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 will be considered if postmarked by the deadline of August 1, 2013. To submit an individual paper, send a brief c.v., title of the paper, and short abstract. Panel organizers (two or more presenters, a chair and commentator, or a chair/commentator) must submit a c.v., paper title, and short abstract for each participant. A complete list of conference sessions and topics will be mailed to each registrant in the first week of September 2013.

The conference will be at the beautiful Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front Hotel, which offers special conference room rates at $139.00 a night provided reservations are made by September 26, 2013. Please mention “GSH” when you call for reservations at 1-866-916-2999.

To submit proposals please contact Dr. Samuel C. Hyde, Jr. at shyde@selu.edu, President, or for more information, please contact Dr. Randy Sanders at dsanders@selu.edu, or: Gulf South Historical Association, c/o University of Mississippi--Gulf Coast Campus, Katrina Research Center, 730 East Beach Blvd., Long Beach, MS 39560. 



Detachable Registration Form

Name: ________________________________________________________________

Address: __________________________________________________________________ 

Phone:________________Email:_____________________Institutional Affiliation:____________________________

REGISTRATION $40.00 _______ STUDENT REGISTRATION $25.00 ______ BANQUET $40.00 ________ 
TOTAL ENCLOSED: $_________________

Will you be joining the Association at the Thursday evening reception: Yes ? No ?


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 .