We are looking for at least one additional panelist and a chair/commentator to join our session, “Gender in the Lowcountry” at the OAH annual meeting in Atlanta, April 10-13, 2014. Our panel proposes to explore gender in the lowcountry from a variety of perspectives. One paper will explore ideals of elite womanhood in eighteenth-century South Carolina through the experiences of Eliza Lucas Pinckney, the woman credited with upstarting the indigo industry in South Carolina. The second paper will examine non-elite gender ideals in Trustee Georgia.
Papers examining the gendered experiences of enslaved men or women or free people of color would be especially welcome, but we are open to papers that explore other facets of gender ideals or relations in the lowcountry. Ideally, we would like our session to focus on the eighteenth-century lowcountry, but we invite papers on the early Republic or Antebellum period as well.
Proposals are due to the OAH by February 28, 2013. If you are interesting in chairing or commenting on this session or joining us as a co-panelist, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL
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