Award-winning teacher & scholar Dr. Melissa Walker will give the Southern Association for Women Historians’ annual address at the Southern Historical Association.
Dr. Walker will present, “The heyday of a woman’s life is the shady side of fifty’–or Is It? Twentieth-Century Women and the Experience of Aging” on Saturday, November 11, 2023, at 4:30 p.m.
The annual meeting will be held in Charlotte, N.C., November 9-12, 2023.
Dr. Walker, SAWH past president, was the first faculty member at Converse University to hold the George Dean Johnson, Jr. Chair in History. While at Converse, Dr. Walker received the Kathryne Amelia Brown Award for outstanding teaching at Converse in 2001, the O’Herron Award for Faculty Excellence in 2002, and the Scholarly and Creative Achievement Award in 2007. Dr. Walker retired from Converse in 2017.
Each year the president of the SAWH invites a distinguished scholar to give the annual address. Dr. Walker said that giving this annual address will be one of the highest points of her professional career.
About Southern Association for Women Historians
The Southern Association for Women Historians supports the study of women’s and gender history of the American South. The organization welcomes as members all who are interested in these fields, and we value individuals and their differences including race, economic status, gender expression and identity, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, first language, religion, age, and ability status. The SAWH especially appreciates the work of public historians, archivists, independent scholars, and those in alt-academic positions, in addition to those teaching in colleges and universities.