Meetings & Papers

Annual Meeting

LACS-SHA meets each year in conjunction with our parent organization, the Southern Historical Association. Our panels cover a wider variety of topics and time periods related to Latin America, the Caribbean, American Borderlands and Frontiers, and Atlantic World history. A Kimberly Hanger Memorial Borderlands panel is given each year, and LACS also participates in Phi Alpha Theta sessions. We also hold a luncheon with an invited speaker each year.

Minutes of the Annual Meetings

Call for Papers


CFP: 2022 Latin American and Caribbean Section of the Southern Historical Association (LACS-SHA) // Baltimore, Maryland // November 10-13, 2022 

The Latin American and Caribbean Section (LACS) of the Southern Historical Association welcomes individual paper and panel proposals for the SHA’s 88th Annual Meeting to be held in Baltimore, Maryland, November 10-13.

LACS accepts papers and panels on all aspects of Latin American and Caribbean history, including the fields of the borderlands and the Atlantic World. Panels and papers that highlight the connections between people, cultures, and regions are especially welcome. Submissions should include a 250-word abstract for each paper and brief (one-page) curriculum vitae for each presenter. We encourage faculty as well as advanced graduate students to submit panels and papers. Presenters who will need AV equipment must request them as soon as the call from SHA appears. No late requests will be honored.

Graduate students are eligible for the Ralph Lee Woodward Jr. Prize, awarded each year for the best paper presented by a graduate student in a panel organized by LACS.

Please note that the program committee may need to revise proposed panels. All panelists are required to be members of LACS before presenting. For information about membership, please visit the website at contact Erica Johnson Edwards of the Francis Marion University: For more information about the Southern Historical Association, visit the website:

Deadline for submissions is October 15, 2021. Complete panels are appreciated, but not required.

Submit panels and papers to: Adriana Chira, Emory University: