Junior Scholars Workshop

The Junior Scholars Workshop is a program to support and encourage advanced graduate students and recent graduates working in the field of southern history, as well as to provide a space for SHA members to connect outside of the annual meeting. As such, we encourage attendees to chat with one another or say hello to friends. All attendees are also welcome to ask questions in the chat as well as on camera.

Our first workshop of the year will take place Thursday, September 15, from 4-5 EST on zoom. The workshop will feature a paper by James Mackay, a Ph.D. candidate from the University of Edinburgh, titled “‘‘Refuge in the British Lines’’: Refugees from Slavery and Sanctuary Status in Charleston and New York City, 1782-1783," with comments by Dr. Sean Gallagher (Colorado Mesa University) and Dr. Woody Holton (University of South Carolina). 

We are currently finalizing plans for fall 2022 workshops. For more information, or to ask about presenting in 2022-2023, email the organizers: Steve Prince ([email protected]), Selena Sanderfer Doss ([email protected]), or Kelly Kennington ([email protected]).

Interested attendees should complete this short google form (https://forms.gle/zbm1yM1f6aAFfHKKA) to receive email announcements of coming workshops, as well as the pre-circulated paper about a week ahead of our meeting. Attendees will also receive the zoom link by signing up here. 

Draft Schedule, 2022-2023:

September 15 - James Mackay (Ph.D. Candidate, University of Edinburgh), "'Refuge in the British Lines': Refugees from Slavery and Sanctuary Status in Charleston and New York City, 1782-1783", comments by Sean Gallagher and Woody Holton

October 20 - Caroline Wood Newhall (Assistant Professor, Columbus State University), chapter "Military Enslavement" from manuscript "'Everything But Death': Black POWs' Collective Survival in the Confederate South." Comments TBA.

November 17 - Isaiah Ellis (Postdoctoral fellow, University of Toronto), “Masters of Sentiment: Race, Expertise, and the Religious Politics of Land in the Nineteenth-Century South." Comments TBA

January 19, 2023 - Nathan K. Finney (Goodpaster Scholar, U.S. Army), title TBD

February 16, 2023 - TBA

March 16, 2023 - TBA

April 20, 2023 - María Esther Hammack (Postdoctoral fellow, McNeil Center), "By Word of Mouth and in Writing": Crafting Early Southern Geographies to Freedom." Comments TBA