The SCWH Out and About

Are you a SCWH member attending another conference, such as the Southern, the AHA, or the OAH? If so, check this page for information about gatherings, receptions, and panels of interest to Civil War scholars.


If you are a SCWH scholar active on Twitter, use these hashtags to tweet panels and events:






The Outreach and Membership Committee announces two initiatives related to conferences:

As an affiliated society of the American Historical Association, the SCWH can co-sponsor panels at the AHA conferences.  This is a fine way to ensure that there are Civil War-era panels on the AHA program and, in doing so, to raise the Society’s visibility.

The Outreach and Membership Committee of the SCWH is soliciting members to submit co-sponsored panels to the 2018 AHA in Washington, DC.  The theme for the conference is “Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism in Global Perspective,” although historians in all fields are encouraged to submit panels on any topic.

The AHA deadline is February 15; the deadline for seeking co-sponsorship from the SCWH is January 15.  If the Outreach and Membership Committee agrees to act as a co-sponsor, you will submit your proposal through the AHA website at (the site for the 2018 AHA is not yet live).

If the AHA program committee does not accept your proposal as a co-sponsored panel, we also have the opportunity to add SCWH single-sponsored panels to the program. That step takes place later in the spring.

Full panels, including chairs and commentators, should be submitted as a single PDF to Jim Marten at ude.e1500928431tteuq1500928431ram@n1500928431etram1500928431.sema1500928431j1500928431.  Proposals should follow the format required by the AHA:

  • Session title (of no more than 20 words)
  • Session abstract (up to 500 words)
  • Paper or presentation titles
  • Abstract or description for each presentation (up to 300 words)
  • Biographical paragraph or CV summary (up to 250 words) for each participant

Contact Jim if you have any questions.


The Outreach and Membership Committee encourages SCWH members to share conference deadlines and to solicit panelists via:

All notes and queries must contain specific deadlines, guidelines, and contact information.