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: Latin American & Caribbean Section (LACS), Southern Historical Association Meeting, Kansas City, MO, October 24-27, 2024. (New Deadline: October 27)

DEADLINE: October 27, 2023

The Latin American and Caribbean Section (LACS) of the Southern Historical Association welcomes individual paper and panel proposals for the SHA’s 90th Annual Meeting to be held at the Westin Kansas City at Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri, October 24-27, 2024. (The Annual Meeting will be held concurrently with the Annual Meeting of the Western Historical Association.)

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 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 the 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 ( For more information about the Southern Historical Association, visit the website:

Deadline for submissions is October 27, 2023. Complete panels are appreciated, but not required.

Submit panels or papers to Robert L. Smale: