European History Section

Founded in 1955 to serve European historians, graduate students, and faculty in the South, EHS is the oldest European History Association in the United States. It encourages the study of the history of Europe, particularly by historians in the South, and is the only professional association of Europeanists with a comparative, multi-disciplinary approach. Attracting European historians, graduate students, faculty, independent researchers, and patrons of history from across the United States and abroad, the European History Section is for everyone who is interested in the European past.

Latin American and Caribbean Section

LACS was established in 1998 to promote the study of the history of Latin America and the Caribbean, particularly in the U.S. South. Each year at the annual meeting of the Southern Historical Association LACS sponsors five main panels, several Phi Alpha Theta panels, and a luncheon with a featured speaker. Additionally, LACS awards the annual Ralph Lee Woodward Prize for the best graduate student paper presented at the annual meeting; the Murdo J. Macleod Book Prize and the Kimberly Hanger Article prize each year for the best article and the best book in Latin American, Caribbean, Borderlands or Atlantic World history appearing in the previous calendar year; and a dissertation prize in the same fields.

Society of Civil War Historians

The Society of Civil War Historians (SCWH) was founded in 1985. It seeks to promote the study of the Civil War era and to bring greater coherence to the field by encouraging the integration of social, military, political, and other forms of history. The Society organizes a biennial conference; awards the Tom Watson Brown Prize for the best book on Civil War era history; the Anne J. Baily Dissertation Award; the biennial Anthony E. Kaye Memorial Essay Award; and the outstanding graduate student paper given at the SCWH conference. Members receive subscriptions to The Journal of the Civil War Era. Florida Atlantic University serves as the organizational home for the Society of Civil War Historians, and Penn State’s George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center manages the biennial conference and the journal.

Southern Association for Women Historians

Founded in 1970 in a small room near the boilers in the basement of Louisville's Kentucky Hotel during a meeting of the SHA, SAWH supports the study of women’s history and the work of women historians. The SAWH especially welcomes as members all women and men who are interested in the history of the U.S. South and/or women’s history, as well as all women historians in any field who live in the South. The SAWH meets annually in conjunction with the Southern Historical Association (SHA), awards publication prizes, and sponsors the Southern Conference on Women’s History every three years. SAWH members receive a thrice-yearly newsletter with conference announcements, calls for papers, and news about the organization and its members.

Southern Conference on British Studies

SCBS is a regional branch of the North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS). The Conference meets annually, customarily in the Fall in conjunction with the Southern Historical Association. The meeting comprises two days of paper sessions with two or more panels running concurrently. The SCBS construes British Studies very broadly to include the history, literature, arts, and culture of the Home Islands and the Commonwealth. It welcomes into membership anyone interested in such subjects, whether or not pursued professionally.

Southern Labor Studies Association

The SLSA promotes research and teaching in the field of southern labor and working-class studies, facilitates active programs of scholarly exchange among academics, teachers, archivists and activists, and works to build and strengthen a sense of community among students and scholars of labor and the working-class in the U.S. South.