Call for Papers

Saturday, March 14, 2020

       University of South Carolina Aiken

Aiken, South Carolina



The Association invites historians of all fields to submit proposals for the 2020 Annual Meeting. We welcome proposals on a wide array of topics in Southern, American, European, and World History. We encourage proposals from related areas of interest to historians, such as innovative pedagogy, historical research methods, digital archives history, and public history. We welcome historians at all phases of their careers, including graduate students and independent scholars. 


Papers presented at the meeting are eligible for peer reviewed publication in the Association’s journal, The Proceedings of the South Carolina Historical Association.


Proposals for complete sessions are encouraged, but individual proposals are also welcome. Use the SCHA Facebook page to connect with other members for panels.


Send proposals of no more than 250 words and brief C.V. to


• Proposal deadline: January 3, 2020

• Acceptance notification: January 31, 2020

• Paper submission deadline: February 22, 2020



Call for Session Chairs/Commentators:

SCHA frequently needs members who are interested in helping out at the annual meeting by chairing sessions. If you are attending the annual meeting in 2020 but not presenting a paper we hope you will consider submitting yourself as a 

session chair/commentator.   If interested please submit your name, your research areas and what kind of sessions you might be comfortable chairing outside those specialties (i.e. graduate student papers on any topic, Latin America, Women’s History - any time period, etc.).

Please  notify   us   of  your  interest  by   Friday,   January   4,   2020  at  8pm   by emailing

include session chair/commentator in your email header.