SHA Executive Council and Committees

The Southern Historical Association is overseen by the Executive Council, which consists of the four officers (President, Vice President, Editor of the Journal, and Secretary-Treasurer), the two immediate past presidents, and nine elected members, each serving for three years.

The Association employs several standing committees charged with facilitating the annual program and ensuring efficiency and fair-practices both within the organization and within the wider profession of history.

  • The SHA's Program Committee oversees the process of putting together the panels, plenaries, and roundtables for the next annual conference. Current program committee chairs for Birmingham 2018 are Lorri Glover and Megan Taylor-Shockley.
  • The Local Arrangements Committee oversees fundraising for the annual meeting, hosts the opening reception, plans local events and tours, and coordinates with the program committee to secure local venues. The current co-chairs of the local arrangements committee for Birmingham in 2018 are Jonathan Bass and LeeAnn G. Reynolds.
  • The Membership Committee is charged with renewing old members and soliciting new ones. Current membership committee chair is Jeff Forret.
  • The Committee on Minorities in the SHA is charged with helping to ensure the organization's commitment to inclusiveness and creating a diverse and welcoming environment at all association functions. The committee creates workshop panels on relevant issues in the profession for the annual meeting. The current chair is Michael D. Innis-Jiménez.
  • The Committee on Women, Gender, and Sexuality in the SHA is charged with helping to ensure the organization's commitment to inclusiveness and creating a diverse and welcoming environment at all association functions. The committee creates workshop panels on relevant issues in the profession for the annual meeting. The current chair is Megan Kate Nelson.

For more information see our current list of all council members, committee members, and office holders in the SHA.