The Southern Association for Women Historians, founded in 1970, supports the study of women’s history and the work of women historians. SAWH especially welcomes as members all women and men who are interested in U.S. southern history and/or women’s history, as well as all women historians in any field who live in the U.S. South.
The Southern Association for Women Historians is pleased to announce the Ninth Southern Conference of Women’s History, to be held June 6-9, 2012, at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. The conference provides a stimulating and congenial forum for discussing all aspects of women’s history.
Its program seeks to reflect the diversity of our profession and the best in recent scholarship, including by young scholars, graduate students, museum curators, and public historians. Sessions include many dimensions of southern women’s and gender history, and some test traditional boundaries, for example geographic, thematic, sexual, and conceptual. Plenary sessions will explore the geographic borders of southern history, LGBT history in the South, and the Native Southwest.