The 2023 Annual Meeting will be held July 27-29 in Charleston, S.C.  in the Stern Student Center on the campus of the College of Charleston, co-sponsored by the Carolina Lowcountry & Atlantic World (CLAW) Program at CofC. Many thanks to CLAW for its support in hosting our annual meeting and especially to Dr. Sandra Slater, CLAW director and associate professor of history in the Department of History at the College of Charleston for orchestrating local arrangements for his year’s conference.

Recommended Lodging (Charleston hotels do not provide reduced group rates, so the following are recommended lodging accommodations within walking distance of the Stern Student Center at the College of Charleston):

Francis Marion Hotel (

Hampton Inn Historic District (

The Restoration Boutique Hotel (

Courtyard by Marriott Historic District (

Program Highlights (full program will post here to the website in early June):

Opening address on Thursday evening, July 27 (6:00-7:00pm) by Judkin Browning (Appalachian State University) on “Civil War Myths of the Tarheel State,” preceded by an opening welcome reception (5:00-6:00pm, drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres). 

Topical session on “Hunting in the South” chaired by Jay Langdale (University of Florida) and featuring Julia Brock (University of Alabama), Matthew Lockhart (SC Historical Society), and Robert Poister (UGA)

Topical session on “Writing Southern Biography” chaired by William J. Cooper (LSU) and featuring Anne E. Marshall (Mississippi State), Robert Elder (Baylor), and Matthew Hulbert (Hampden-Sydney)

Regular graduate student panel (Brooks Forum) and presentation by the 2023 Bradford-Delaney dissertation prize recipient.

“Junior Scholars Workshop” engaging work from early-career scholars in southern studies.