Call for Papers: Southern History of Education Society (SHOES) annual meeting, March 2013

The College of Charleston in South Carolina is pleased to host the Southern History of Education Society (SHOES) annual meeting. The 2013 SHOES meeting will be held at the College of Charleston on Friday & Saturday, March 15 & 16, 2013.

Dr. Jon Hale will be the lead organizer from the College of Charleston. Dr. Katherine Chaddock of the University of South Carolina will provide important support as well. The 2012 meeting at Florida State University was a great success thanks to the hard work of Dr. Robert Schwartz, Kathleen Callahan, and the graduate students at FSU.

We hope to continue the strong SHOES tradition here in Charleston through programming and meaningful dialogue. We are fortunate enough to have secured space at the historic Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture to hold our annual meeting. As always, there is no SHOES conference registration fee.

Call for Proposals for the March 2013 Meeting

Annual SHOES meetings provide opportunities for historians to share research
(from emerging to completed) in a variety of formats. SHOES encourages
participation by graduate students and colleagues who have not previously
attended as well as those that are regulars. Papers for this year’s SHOES
program should connect broadly to the theme of equity, access, and
opportunity in the history of education.

The lengths of all sessions and time allotted for presentations will depend
on the number of proposals submitted. We encourage you to forward this call
for proposals to colleagues and anyone who might be interested at your
institution or elsewhere.

You are invited to submit a proposal (two pages maximum) in one of the
following categories:

1. Papers. The proposal should include the title, name and affiliation of
the author, and a brief (200-word) description or abstract. The program
committee will group several papers into a single session that includes
presentation and discussion time.

2. Panels. A panel of three to five members may be proposed to explore a
topic from a variety of perspectives. Please submit the title, a brief
(200-word) descriptive rationale and/or summary of the individual
presentations, and the names, titles, and institutional affiliations of the

3. Works in Progress. This type of presentation may include research
efforts at a stage prior to completion. Scholarly discussion with members
of SHOES may enhance the research project. Graduate students seeking advice
regarding their research are especially encouraged to submit a proposal.
Provide a description or rationale (200 words) for the presentation and your
institutional affiliation.

Proposal Submissions and Meeting Inquiries

Submit proposals to arrive no later than January 11, 2013, to:

SHOES Conference c/o Jon Hale Assistant Professor of Educational
Foundations College of Charleston 86 Wentworth St., Room 235 Charleston, SC

Electronic submissions are preferred. Email your attachment (in Microsoft
Word, please) with “SHOES Proposal” in the subject line to:

Accommodations and Meeting Logistics:

Charleston is a wonderful place to visit especially in March! The program
committee will send the final SHOES program in January 2013. Specific
information about campus meeting rooms will be included in the program.

We will meet on Friday morning and afternoon, with precise starting times to
be determined when the paper and other proposals are all in. A reception
will be held on Friday night. We will end on Saturday around mid-day with a
brief business meeting.

We have blocked rooms at the Days Inn, the Francis Marion Hotel, and the
Kings Courtyard Inn, all of which are located downtown and within a 15 to 20
minute walking distance of our meeting location. Limited parking is also
available at the Avery Research Center. You can call to book a room at a
reduced rate ­ just mention you are with the SHOES conference being held at
the College of Charleston.
Days Inn: 877.361.2506 (group rate available until February 14, 2013)
Francis Marion Hotel: 877.756.2121 (group rate available until January 14,
Kings Courtyard Inn: 843.723.7000  (group rate available until February 14,
Additional Helpful links include:
College of Charleston: <>
Avery Research Center: <>
City of Charleston:

4 thoughts on “Call for Papers: Southern History of Education Society (SHOES) annual meeting, March 2013

    • Please note that this conference is not happening at Bryn Mawr – you will need to contact the conference organizers directly.

      Best wishes


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