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Southern Chapter

tick-tock!, plus a note about a recent development

Our chapter’s update reads like so—

Think Charleston at the very end of January: that’s our next biennial conference!, with plenary talks by Eric Foner and Tiya Miles (and with an interdisciplinary colloquy on his The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery). Details are at southernamericanstudiesassociation.org/2013conference, where there’s a link to our special conference rate at the historic Francis Marion Hotel plus a link to details about our Critoph Prize, for the best paper by a graduate student at our biennial conference. Looking ahead, we’re beginning to work with the newly named director of the Kentucky-Tennessee ASA chapter, Prof. Susan Myers-Shirk of Middle Tennessee State U., figuring out ways our chapters can complement each other’s activities. Working together: priceless. Charleston: ditto! -Dennis Moore, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 2011-2013 SASA president

—and as for the part about our neighboring chapter of the A.S.A., here’s the update from Prof. Susan Myers-Shirk, at Middle Tennessee State U.:

KTASA continues to sponsor an annual conference and publish the association’s journal, Border States. Recently, however, we’ve decided to head in some new directions. We are now exploring the option of a biennial conference that falls in the even-numbered years so that we can coordinate with and complement the work of the Southern ASA, which meets biennially in the odd-numbered years. We are looking forward to a mutually beneficial partnership with our colleagues in SASA. In the meantime, to prepare for our next conference, we need volunteers for a program chair and a venue. In addition, we are thinking about restructuring to ensure the continuity of our chapter. Specifically, we are looking for volunteers for an executive board to advise our new director. Our former chapter director, John Dougan, retired from the position in April 2012, but he has agreed to serve ex officio on the executive board. Many thanks go out to John for his outstanding service to the chapter. To learn more about KTASA and see photos from our successful 2011 conference, “Images, Sounds, and Meanings of the Civil War” visit our website http://ktasa.onefireplace.com/ or contact us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). -Susan Myers-Shirk, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), KTASA Director

So, yeah, as I was just reading, hmmmmm, Working together: priceless. Charleston: ditto!

By Dennis Moore, Fri, September 14, 2012 - 9:03 am

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