The Graduate Student Luncheon (Friday, November 8 at 11:45 am) is an annual Association event made possible by a bequest from John and LaWanda Cox. This year’s Graduate Student Luncheon at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, will explore several themes, including: teaching in the digital age; grant writing dos and don’ts; doing archival research; becoming a public historian; and doing digital history. (Suggestions for other topics are welcome.) Graduate students will choose their preferred topic and be seated with relevant experts from a variety of backgrounds for intense, small group discussions. To ensure that groups cohere, and because space is limited, SHA’s graduate student council asks that interested graduate students preregister for the luncheon by sending a short (150-200 word) abstract on their topic of choice and their CV to by October 15. Registrants are encouraged to rank their table choices. Participants must be members of the Southern Historical Association. Professors, editors, and other professionals in history who are interested in providing advice to graduate students on any of these topics are also invited to sign up for the luncheon. Please follow the SHA Graduate Council on Twitter for updates: