European History Section
Founded in 1955 to serve European historians, graduate students, and faculty in the South, EHS is the oldest European History Association in the United States. It encourages the study of the history of Europe, particularly by historians in the South, and is the only professional association of Europeanists with a comparative, multi-disciplinary approach. Attracting European historians, graduate students, faculty, independent researchers, and patrons of history from across the United States and abroad, the European History Section is for everyone who is interested in the European past.
Latin American and Caribbean Section
LACS was established in 1998 to promote the study of the history of Latin America and the Caribbean, particularly in the U.S. South. Each year at the annual meeting of the Southern Historical Association LACS sponsors five main panels, several Phi Alpha Theta panels, and a luncheon with a featured speaker. Additionally, LACS awards the annual Ralph Lee Woodward Prize for the best graduate student paper presented at the annual meeting; the Murdo J. Macleod Book Prize and the Kimberly Hanger Article prize each year for the best article and the best book in Latin American, Caribbean, Borderlands or Atlantic World history appearing in the previous calendar year; and a dissertation prize in the same fields.
Society of Civil War Historians
Founded in 1985, SCWH is an organization of 600 members who share an interest in the military, political, and cultural histories of the Civil War's battlefields and home fronts. The Society organizes a biennial conference; awards prizes for the best book on Civil War history and outstanding graduate student paper given at the SCWH conference; and offers subscriptions to The Journal of the Civil War Era. The George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center at Penn State University serves as a base for the Society's activities.
Southern Association for Women Historians
Founded in 1970 in a small room near the boilers in the basement of Louisville's Kentucky Hotel during a meeting of the SHA, SAWH supports the study of women’s history and the work of women historians. The SAWH especially welcomes as members all women and men who are interested in the history of the U.S. South and/or women’s history, as well as all women historians in any field who live in the South. The SAWH meets annually in conjunction with the Southern Historical Association (SHA), awards publication prizes, and sponsors the Southern Conference on Women’s History every three years. SAWH members receive a thrice-yearly newsletter with conference announcements, calls for papers, and news about the organization and its members.
Southern Labor Studies Association
The SLSA promotes research and teaching in the field of southern labor and working-class studies, facilitates active programs of scholarly exchange among academics, teachers, archivists and activists, and works to build and strengthen a sense of community among students and scholars of labor and the working-class in the U.S. South.