SHAFR 2020 Annual Meeting

“Gulfs, Seas, Oceans, Empires” | Westin New Orleans Canal Place
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 12:00pm to Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 5:00pm
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Annual Meeting


The Westin New Orleans
100 Iberville Street
70130 New Orleans , LA



The deadline for proposals is December 1, 2019. 

While particularly keen to explore the theme of “Gulfs, Seas, Oceans, Empires” – a theme inspired by New Orleans’ historic place as a port city and center of Caribbean exchange – the Program Committee welcomes papers and panels that address foreign affairs in all its varied forms. SHAFR is committed to inclusion and diversity, and encourages proposals including members of groups historically under-represented within the organization. We particularly encourage proposals from women, scholars of color, colleagues residing outside of the United States, and scholars working in other disciplines. Your proposal must include a diversity statement that describes how it will advance this SHAFR commitment.


Looking to form a panel?

Individual paper proposals are welcome, although complete panels with coherent themes will be favored over single papers. Those seeking to create or fill out a panel should consult the “Panelists Seeking Panelists Forum":




Interested in commenting or chairing?

The Program Committee hopes to develop a pool of potential commentators/chairs for panels constructed from individual proposals. If you are interested in volunteering for this pool please apply:





Looking forward to SHAFR 2020?  You can go ahead and book your room online now at the SHAFR Conference special rate of $179/night.  Rooms must be reserved by May 18, 20200, and in past years our rooms have sold out well ahead of that date.