August 21, 2015 Comments Off on CFP: 2016 OSSECS Conference: “Southern Capitalism, Myth or Magic?”
2016 OSSECS Conference: “Southern Capitalism, Myth or Magic?”
Date: June 10–11, 2016
Location: University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville AL
The Organization for the Study of Southern Economy, Culture and Society (formerly Southern Industrialization Project) invites scholars in all stages of their careers to join us at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville AL, for a conference entitled, “Southern Capitalism, Myth or Magic?” Historians and many others have long debated whether capitalism existed in the colonial and antebellum South and to what extent and when capitalism developed in the postbellum and New Souths that followed. Certainly, southerners have traditionally sought “profit” but did that mark them as capitalists? What is “capitalism” in the southern context? Were antebellum planters and their related business counterparts capitalist? What about small businessmen and yeomen farmers? After the Civil War, to what extent were textile and other industrial entrepreneurs capitalist? What impact did twentieth century events such as the Great Depression, World War II, and the Civil Rights Movement have on the South’s economy and its alleged evolution towards modern, industrial capitalism? How important is the comparison to northern capitalists? Our two-day conference will explore the current state of scholarship on the capitalism question, including, of course, whether further debate is worth the effort.
Please send a short description of your paper (approx. 350 words) and a c.v. to Katherine Jewell at email@example.com by December 1, 2015. Panel proposals are also welcome.
September 13, 2014 Comments Off on Find us at SHA 2014 Atlanta!
OSSECS will have two exciting events at SHA 2014. As announced on the SHA program:
Friday, November 14: 11:45 A.M.-1:30 P.M.
16. REASSESSING THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE U.S. SOUTH IN THE WORLD WAR ONE ERA: A ROUNDTABLE
Sponsored by the Organization for the Study of Southern Economy, Culture, and Society
PRESIDING: David Carlton, Vanderbilt University
“Work or Fight”: Middle-Class Perceptions of Labor in North Carolina’s Great War Pamela C. Edwards, Shepherd University
The Southern Textile Industry at War, 1914-1818 Annette Cox, Morrisville, NC
Race, Property, and Crime in Rural Georgia before the New Deal Mark Ellis, University of Strathclyde, Scotland
The Business Meeting of the OSSECS will immediately follow the roundtable in the same room. All attendees are encouraged to stay on. Snacks on the spot are allowed between the end of the session and the beginning of the meeting.
Saturday, November 15: 11:45 A.M.-1:30 P.M.
41. JOINT LUNCHEON: ORGANIZATION FOR THE STUDY OF SOUTHERN ECONOMY, CULTURE, AND SOCIETY – SOUTHERN LABOR STUDIES ASSOCIATION
PRESIDING: Catherine Clinton, University of Texas, San Antonio
Within the Grigsby Household: The Political and Moral Economy of Domestic Service in Late Antebellum Kentucky
Susanna Delfino, University of Genoa, Italy
Tickets must be purchased directly from the Organization for the Study of Southern Economy, Culture, and Society by November 7, 2014. For more information, consult http://www.ossecs.org or e-mail Louis.Kyriakoudes@usm.edu. Download a PDF of the luncheon flyer2014.11.15.
See the entire SHA program here.
April 8, 2014 Comments Off on Call for Papers – SHA Atlanta 2014
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Organization for the Study of Southern Economy, Culture, and Society (OSSECS) is organizing its annual workshop, to be held in conjunction with the meeting of the Southern Historical Association (Atlanta, November 13-16, 2014), on the following subject:
“Reassessing the political economy of the U.S. South in the World War One era”
Understandings of the southern economic and related socio-cultural realities during the 1910s and 1920s have much varied over the past few decades, increasingly challenging and even confuting in many ways the assumptions of the long-standing, referential interpretation set forth by C. Vann Woodward in the 1950s as for the nature and characters of the New South’s economy.
Paper proposals eligible for consideration should address any chosen aspect, either domestic or international, of the southern political economy (agriculture, manufacturing, industrial labor—either white and black—international commerce, and more), in the World War One era in light of the present, global approach to the study of southern history.
One-page proposals and a short CV should be sent to the Chairman of the of the Program Committee, Gavin Wright (firstname.lastname@example.org), by April 30, 2014.
The Program Committee
Gavin Wright, Stanford University
David Carlton, Vanderbilt University
Susanna Delfino, University of Genoa, Italy
January 12, 2013 Comments Off on Minutes – 2012
The minutes from the recent business meeting at the 2012 SHA Annual Meeting have been posted.
October 15, 2012 Comments Off on Agenda for 2012 Business Meeting
78th annual meeting of the Southern Historical Association
The Organization for the Study of Southern Economy, Culture, and Society (OSSECS)
formerly the Southern Industrialization Project (SIP)
Mobile, Friday November 2, 2012
1 – Reports by the several officers and editors
2 – First Vice-President’s communication
3 – Technical aspects concerning the updating of our constitution
4 – Problems with the University of Missouri Press and actions concerning the identification of a
new publisher for our book series. Issues connected with the editing of the same.
5 – Definition of the title for the OSSECS workshop at the next SHA meeting in St. Louis. Appointment of the Program Committee and scheduling of action.
6 – Proposals for the next stand-alone conference, 2013. Topic, location, etc.
7 – Actions to be taken in connection with the awarding of a prize for the best dissertation on a subject reflective of the spirit of OSSECS (southern economic/social/cultural history), to be
presented at the 2013 conference.
All attendees are warmly encouraged to manifest their opinions, suggestions, and expectations independently of their presently status as members of OSSECS
Members and everyone else who may be interested in knowing more about the actions and aims of our organization are warmly invited to attend.