SAWH Triennial Conference

The Southern Association for Women Historians (SAWH) invites you to attend its twelfth triennial conference held June 9-12, 2022, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. The conference provides a stimulating and congenial forum for discussing all aspects of southern women’s history.

Protest, Power, and Persistence: Southern Women Past and Present

This year’s theme is inspired by the connections between the past and present work of southern women to protest various forms of injustice and affect political and social change in myriad ways. Recent women’s activism to protest unjust policies in the policing and justice systems and southern women’s efforts to expand access to voting has underscored women’s roles in challenging and changing southern politics and society over time. We hope this conference will inspire a conversation about the many ways southern women have fought for individual and collective rights and have worked to reform various areas of southern society.



The SAWH is closely monitoring COVID-19 rates and is taking the safety of conference attendees very seriously. All attendees will be required to follow the University of Kentucky’s COVID policies (detailed here: Masks will be required in all indoor spaces, and it is expected that attendees will be fully vaccinated. We are committed to holding an in-person event that protects the health and safety of our members, attendees, and exhibitors.



The SAWH Conference has been made possible by the support of the following institutions: