Call for Proposals: 2017 Southern Labor Studies Conference

The Southern Labor Studies Association invites academics, activists, students, attorneys, public historians, archivists, and any other people interested in the experiences of working people in the U.S. South (all eras) to propose sessions for our next conference, which will take place from March 2-5, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

SLSA defines labor and working class studies broadly. We welcome historical and contemporary topics, all relevant academic disciplines, non-academic participants, and regional as well as comparative and transnational approaches. Please note that there is no official conference theme for the conference; our hope is to assemble a broad and diverse set of participants on a wide range of subjects. However, given the site of this year’s conference, panels and papers that explore the connections between workers in the U.S. South and Latin America are especially welcome.

The program committee will consider traditional panels with three or four presenters plus a chair and commentator, but also encourages prospective participants to propose other types of sessions as well (and create new ones). For example, the committee invites sessions that put activists and academics in dialogue, sessions that approach topics from multi-disciplinary perspectives, panels that consider one important pre-circulated work in progress, as well as roundtables, teaching workshops, organizing workshops, etc.

The deadline for submitting proposals is November 15, 2016 via the online submission form. Proposals should include an approximately 250 words description of the session, 100-200 word abstracts of individual papers if appropriate, and a short biographical statement (100 words max.) for each participant.

For more information, contact:
Evan P. Bennett, 2017 SLSC Program Chairperson
Department of History
Florida Atlantic University
Phone: (561) 297-0008