Call for Papers


The Society of Civil War Historians will host a conference from June 14 through 16, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington, Kentucky.  The SCWH welcomes panel proposals or individual papers on the Civil War era, broadly defined.  The goal of the conference is to promote the integration of social, military, political, and other forms of history on the Civil War era among historians, graduate students, and public historians.

The deadline for receipt of proposals is September 15, 2011. Proposals should include a title and abstract for the papers (approximately 250-300 words) and a short curriculum vitae of participants. Panel submissions should have an overall title and statement about the thrust of the session.

All presenters must be members in good standing of the Society of Civil War Historians. For membership information, see the society’s website.

Proposals should be submitted as one PDF sent electronically to  For information, see the Society’s website: or contact the Richards Center at (814) 863-0151.  Final decisions on panels will be made at the annual meeting of the Southern Historical Association in Baltimore.

The program committee consists of Co-Chairs Joseph T. Glatthaar, UNC-Chapel Hill and John David Smith, UNC-Charlotte; and committee members Richard J. M. Blackett, Vanderbilt University; John Coski, The Museum of the Confederacy; Caroline E. Janney, Purdue University; Jennifer L. Weber, The University of Kansas; and LeeAnn Whites, University of Missouri.