The Southern Association for Women Historians seeks an institution as the host for the Tenth Southern Conference on Women’s History to be held in June 2015. The triennial SAWH conferences typically draw 200 to 300 women and men from across the U.S. for two days of scholarship and fellowship.
One person at the institution will serve as conference coordinator, and she will in turn appoint a program chair who, with her committee, is responsible for the intellectual content of the conference. The conference coordinator oversees the conference web site, registration (advance and on-site), the printed program, coordination of advertising and exhibits, and local logistics.
The SAWH has historically met on college campuses. The space that is needed includes: seven or eight classrooms for concurrent sessions, typically held on Friday and Saturday; sites for three plenary sessions, typically held Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings; sites for two seated dinners and a central place to pick up box lunches; dormitory lodging for up to 100 people and a hotel not far away for those who choose not to stay on campus; a location for 25 6-foot tables for exhibits and coffee service; an area for registration; a site for a graduate student mixer, usually held late Thursday night. While cash contributions from the host institution are most welcome, they are not essential. Representatives of interested institutions should submit any queries and a letter of interest to Rebecca Sharpless (R.Sharpless@tcu.edu) by December 10, 2012.
Southern Conferences on Women’s History
1988: Converse College, Spartanburg, South Carolina
1991: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
1994: Rice University, Houston, Texas
1997: College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina
2000: University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia
2003: University of Georgia, Athens
2006: University of Maryland, Baltimore
2009: University of South Carolina, Columbia
2012: Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas