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  • Historical News and Notices
  • Jeffrey J. Crow and Paul D. Escott


The Southern Historical Association will hold its eighty-second annual meeting in St. Pete Beach, Florida, on November 2–5, 2016, Wednesday through Saturday. The printed program will be mailed to members this month, but details are already accessible on the new SHA website: The TradeWinds Island Grand Resort will serve as our headquarters hotel, and reservations can be made through the SHA website, which also lists several walking tours and off-site functions organized by the Local Arrangements Committee, chaired by Raymond O. Arsenault, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg.

Graduate students attending this year’s meeting in St. Pete Beach are encouraged to attend the twelfth annual luncheon given in their behalf and sponsored by the John and LaWanda Cox Fund, at 11:45 on Thursday, November 3. The luncheon is free to students registered for the meeting; unfortunately, spouses, children, and other companions cannot be accommodated. Rather than being reserved in advance, tickets will be distributed to the first hundred students requesting them at the registration desk on-site.

All graduate students and recent Ph.D.s (those within three years of completion of their doctorates) who are presenting at this year’s meeting are encouraged to submit their papers for consideration for the William F. Holmes Award for the best paper given at the annual meeting. To be considered, papers should be submitted via e-mail to SHA headquarters ( by October 1, 2016. Each entry should have a cover sheet that includes the author’s name, the paper title, and the author’s institution, along with the month and year (or the expected month and year) of graduation. This year’s award committee consists of Stephanie Cole, University of Texas at Arlington, chair; Virginia M. Gould, Tulane University; and James C. Giesen, Mississippi State University. See the SHA website ( for further guidance.

The 2017 Program Committee, co-chaired by Daniel C. Littlefield and Mark M. Smith, both of the University of South Carolina, has issued a call for papers for the eighty-third annual meeting, which will be held in Dallas, Texas, on November 9–12, 2017. All submissions should be made electronically through the SHA website ( The deadline for submissions is September 15, 2016. In accordance with SHA bylaws, no one who participated on the previous two programs, either in Little Rock or in St. Pete Beach, is eligible for participation on the Dallas program. The Association strongly encourages proposed sessions that reflect racial, gender, and institutional diversity. Individuals interested in organizing a session with others of like interest may do so through the SHA’s online partner, H-South.

The Nominating Committee for 2017, consisting of Ted DeLaney, Washington and Lee University, chair; Lacy K. Ford Jr., University of South Carolina; Anne Sarah Rubin, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; [End Page 748] Rebecca Sharpless, Texas Christian University; and Marjorie J. Spruill, University of South Carolina, calls for recommendations from the SHA membership for the office of vice president/president-elect and for members of the Executive Council. The committee will finalize and announce its nominees at the meeting in St. Pete Beach. Recommendations for vice president/president-elect should take the form of letters of recommendation detailing the significance of the nominee’s scholarship and service to the SHA and should be sent to Professor Ted DeLaney, Newcomb Hall 103, 204 West Washington Street, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA 24450. Postcard forms included in the program can be used to recommend nominees for the Executive Council.

In collaboration with JSTOR, the Southern Historical Association is pleased to offer a special, discounted fee for JPASS, the JSTOR access plan for individuals. Designed for those without institutional access to the JSTOR archival collections, JPASS is ideal for Association members working outside the academy. It is also valuable for faculty members at institutions with limited access to JSTOR, and for adjuncts with sporadic access to library resources. As a benefit of membership in the SHA, we are able to offer the one-year JPASS access plan for $99.00—a 50 percent discount on...


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