Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Theater event in Philadelphia, October 21

Theater event in Philadelphia on Wednesday, October 21. 
Philadelphia’s Gas & Electric Arts Theatre is proud to present 
Kira Obolensky¹s play CABINET OF WONDERS; artistic director
Lisa Jo Epstein has extended the offer of a pre-show chocolate
tasting and discounted tickets to the show.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Welcome to Philly!

Full page version of this post.
SSAWW 2009 "Getting Around Philadelphia" Brochure
On behalf of the SSAWW Local Arrangements Committee, Welcome to Philly! We have prepared a booklet that will be available at the Conference; in the meantime, we wanted to give you a “heads up” on activities you may want to plan before arriving at the Conference.
If this is your first visit to the City, you’ll probably want to take in “The Biggies”: Independence Hall National Historic Park, the Liberty Bell, and the Visitor’s Center. Please be aware that tickets are required for entrance to Independence Hall and may be pre-ordered at www.recreation.gov or 1-877-444-6777. Tickets are free, but get yours early so you can schedule a tour time.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Final Conference Program Available

The SSAWW 2009 Conference program is available:


There's also a .pdf version at that link.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

$100 travel grants for graduate students

The Society is pleased to be able to support graduate students at our 2009 conference with $100 travel grants. This grant will be available to those grad students who registered by our early registration deadline of September 25 and who are presenting at the conference (i.e., on the program). You will receive your checks when you pick up your registration information at the conference. You are the future of our scholarly endeavors, and we look forward to welcoming you in Philadelphia.

We ask that those fortunate enough to have full support from their home institutions decline the reimbursement so that we can offer support to as many people as possible; if you have such funding, please notify Melissa Homestead (mhomestead2@unlnotes.unl.edu)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Updates to the Conference Schedule

An updated version of the SSAWW 2009 Conference Schedule is available. Go to http://www.wsu.edu/~campbelld/ssaww/ssaww2009panels.htm or click on these links for a printable version:

Conference at a glance (.doc version): http://www.wsu.edu/~campbelld/ssaww/conferenceglance.doc

Full conference schedule (.doc version): http://www.wsu.edu/~campbelld/ssaww/ssaww2009panels.doc

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

New event added to program – Saturday lunch open to everyone.

The Margaret Fuller Society, the Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society, and the Harriet Beecher Stowe Society are sponsoring a lunch open to everyone on Saturday, October 24th, from 12:15-1:30 p.m. The informal agenda will include discussion of collaborative activities among our societies and others, past and future—bring your appetite and your ideas!

The societies are subsidizing the lunch, which will be $10. We are also pleased to offer a limited number of free lunches to graduate students.

Lunches will be boxed, and they consist of a tuna, turkey, or vegetarian sandwich; chips; cookie; fruit; soda or water.

If you would like to attend the lunch, please register for it on the registration site. If you have already registered for the conference, you will be sent an email shortly telling you how to add this item to your registration.

Interested in displaying your recently published book at the conference?

The Society for the Study of American Women Writerss has arranged with The Scholar’s Choice to manage the combined book exhibit for our annual meeting taking place October 21-24 in Philadelphia, PA. It will be possible for your recently-published books to be included in their display. Please refer to their guidelines below:

“Any members interested in having their book displayed at the upcoming SSAWW meeting should contact their publisher as soon as possible. Please keep in mind that the publishers pay a fee to display with The Scholar’s Choice and may not have the marketing budget necessary to honor all requests, particularly for older titles. Reservations from the publishers will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, so reserving early is highly recommended. Please note that The Scholar’s Choice displays on behalf of the publishers and ALL requests must come from them, not the author. The person who handles reservations at The Scholar’s Choice is Debby Pitts. Your publisher may reach her at djpitts@scholarschoice.com or at 585-262-2048 x.108.”

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Online Registration is Now Available

The online conference registration is now available at: https://scsapps.unl.edu/ConferenceRegistration/Registration.aspx?conferenceID=95

Early general registration is from August 1-September 25th. After September 25th, participants will be charged a late registration fee.

If you have registration questions or want to register by phone, please call
(402) 472-2423, Sara, Registration Specialist, for assistance.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Roommates Board for SSAWW Conference

I've just posted a "Roommates Wanted" board at the main site: http://www.wsu.edu/~campbelld/ssaww/ssaww2009room.htm.

If you're looking for a roommate for the 2009 SSAWW Conference in Philadelphia, please send a message to ssaww.web@gmail.com with the subject line "roommate." I'll post the messages on that page.

If you find a roommate, please let me know so that I can remove your message from this board.

SSAWW can't guarantee that you'll find a roommate, but we can post those messages to help you do so.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Program of Panels, 2009

We have posted the program online so that participants can begin to finalize their travel plans. Please note, however, that some events and details will continue to be added to the program. The program can be found at: http://www.wsu.edu/~campbelld/ssaww/ssaww2009panels.htm

An indexed list of participants will be available in the final, printed version of the program. To determine the day and time of your presentation, use the “find” function and search for yourself by name.

All participants must be members of SSAWW to appear in the final, printed program and to present at the conference. If you have not yet joined SSAWW, the form is available at: http://www.wsu.edu/~campbelld/ssaww/memberform.htm

A “Conference at a Glance” listing is forthcoming soon.

At this point, we can no longer accommodate individualized scheduling requests. However, if a mistake or omission has been made in the program, please contact csorisio@wcupa.edu.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Conference Hotel – Rates Have Been Lowered

We are pleased to announce that the Sheraton Society Hill Hotel has lowered its conference rate to $179/night. If you have already reserved a room for the conference, your rate has already been changed.

We appreciate that the Society Hill recognizes the challenging travel budgets that many of us are facing for the upcoming academic year.

If you have yet to reserve a room, please do so as soon as possible. Be certain to mention the SSAWW 09 conference. More information about the hotel can be found on its website: http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/property/meetings/index.html?propertyID=166

In order to secure the meeting room we need for the conference, we are obligated to fill a certain number of rooms in the hotel, so we appreciate your booking with the Sheraton Society Hill Hotel.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Thinking local?

This year, we are excited to be organizing a “regional networking lunch” from 12:15 to 1:45 on Friday, the 23rd.

One purpose of the lunch is for participants to learn about how people from various regions of the US (and international participants, if interest is evidenced] can organize their own regional study groups. It will also be a great opportunity for people to meet scholars with similar interests who live in their area and brainstorm a number of ways to create meaningful, more local communities in an age of environmental concern and budgetary constraints.

The lunch is supplemented by the conference and will be $15 for regular members and $10 for graduate students, retired faculty members, and independent scholars. Look for a place to sign up for it on the registration form.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Membership information

If you are not sure whether you are a current member of SSAWW (required for having your name listed in the program), please contact the VP for Membership, Melissa Homestead, at mhomestead2@unlnotes.unl.edu.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Update on proposals

The Program Committee has finished evaluating the proposals for our 2009 conference. Carolyn Sorisio has contacted all panel organizers and individuals to inform them of our decisions. If you have not received information about your proposal and you were part of a proposed panel, please contact your panel’s organizer first and then contact Carolyn Sorisio if you need additional information. If you have not heard about an individual paper proposal, please contact Carolyn Sorisio (csorisio@wcupa.edu). Please remember that in order for your name to appear on the program, you need to be a member of SSAWW by the end of May, 2009.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

From Carolyn Sorisio for the Program Committee

The Program Committee has finalized its decisions regarding the 2009 Conference, and is in the process of contacting participants. Accepted panelists should continue to check www.ssaww.org (or http://www.wsu.edu/~campbelld/ssaww/index.html, or http://ssaww2009.blogspot.com) for updates regarding the conference.

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