Palmetto Connections Symposium

Making Sense of the South

April 18, 2015
University South Carolina Beaufort
Hilton Head Gateway Campus

About the Symposium

The symposium will look broadly at how Southerners and South Carolinians have experienced, defined, and remembered the world around them.

Dr. Mark M. Smith, Carolina Distinguished Professor of History at the University of South Carolina, will deliver a keynote address on the sensory history of the Civil War.

The event is co-sponsored by the USCB Department of Humanities and Fine Arts, and the Department of History, Politics and Philosophy of the University of South Carolina Aiken. This symposium is being held concurrently with the Carolina's regional conference of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society.

Call for Proposals and Papers

The Program Committee of the Palmetto Connections Symposium, an interdisciplinary regional symposium focusing on South Carolina and its links to the rest of the world, invites proposals for individual papers and panels for its second meeting, April 18, 2015, at the Hilton Head Gateway campus of the University of South Carolina Beaufort.

We hope to draw papers from diverse fields in the humanities and social sciences, and welcome the submission of complete panels as well as individual papers from faculty and graduate students. Proposals should be of no more than 200 words for thematic panels consisting of three or a maximum of four speakers, including a possible discussant. Proposals must also include paper abstracts of no more than 200 words and a 1 page cv for each presenter. Individual paper proposals should include an abstract of no more than 200 words and a 1 page cv.

Abstracts and cvs should be received no later than February 20, 2015.
Please send them to:

If your proposal is accepted, you will be notified by March 2, 2015.

The deadline for submitting completed papers to session chairs is April 1, 2015.
Please direct any questions to Dr. J. Brent Morris at MORRISJ1@USCB.EDU.