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:

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:

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

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:

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.