Monday, June 11, 2012

Southern Association of Women's Historians

TCU Professor Rebecca Sharpless, Conference Director
Victoria Cummins and I attended the conference of the Southern Association of Women's Historians held at TCU in Fort Worth from June 7 to June 9. Several hundred historians from across the country attended and participated in almost four dozen paper sessions. The conference was spearheaded by Professor of Rebecca Sharpless of the TCU History Department, who did a stellar job of organizing a memorable meeting. Plenary speakers included Juiana Barr. Wilma King, and Pippa Holloway. A highlight of the meeting was a dinner on Saturday evening at the Amon Carter Museum of Western Art. The Southern Association of Women's Historians meets annually in conjunction with the Southern Historical Association, publishes a newsletter, awards publication prizes, and sponsors the Southern Conference on Women’s history every three years.