Latin American
& Caribbean Section (LACS)

Southern Historical Association

The Latin American and Caribbean Section (LACS) of the Southern Historical Association 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, as well as prizes 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.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: 2021 Call for Awards Submissions have been posted

The 2020 Prize Calls have been announced! Submissions for the book, article, and dissertation prizes are due June 6, 2021. The deadline for submissions for the prize for graduate student papers given at the LACS-SHA meeting in November will be announced after the meeting. Please visit our Awards page for details.

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