Southern Labor Studies Conference Withstands Thor!

Over one hundred scholars, archivists, graduate students, and activists met in snowy Washington for the SLSA’s conference, “Slavery, Law, Legacy, and Beyond.”

Events scheduled for Thursday at the University of Maryland’s Center for the History of the New America unfortunately had to be cancelled but the rest of the conference went off (almost) without a hitch. The SLSA’s board met on Friday, and the membership on Saturday, where SLSA president, Scott Nelson, presented Lane Windham with the first Robert H. Zieger Prize, and where president-elect Beth English led a lively discussion of the organization’s priorities for the next two years. Southern Spaces plans to solicit several papers for its online journal from those presented over the three days of the conference.

Thanks to contributions from the following donors: the Department of History, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, The George Washington University; the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Labor History Research Center; the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor; Labor: Studies in Working Class History of the Americas; and the Lyon G. Tyler Department of History, the College of William and Mary.