Hello and welcome to the South Carolina Historical Association website!

Our membership is open to anyone interested in history, whether a professional historian or simply someone fascinated by the many rich historical experiences this field has to offer. Our annual conference showcases work of historians in all fields and all time periods. We produce a peer-reviewed journal The Proceedings once a year with articles originating from our conference presentations.

The 2018 SCHA Annual Meeting and Conference will be Saturday, March 10 at the South Carolina Archives and History in Columbia, SC. A call for papers and conference information will be available this fall. We hope you will consider submitting a proposal, possibly chairing a session, or just attending.

Best wishes,

Sarah E. Miller
SCHA President

History of SCHA

The South Carolina Historical Association was founded in 1931 by persons teaching, writing, and studying history in South Carolina. Since that time, it has held an annual meeting for the presentation of papers on a wide variety of historical fields. Although its geographical base is the state of South Carolina, the organization exists to enhance the teaching and study of all areas of history. Membership comes primarily from South Carolina, but the organization is open to any person interested in history. The person's field of study may be any area of history; the association welcomes and encourages participation regardless of the historical field of interest. The Association also publishes a journal, The Proceedings, to which papers presented at the annual meeting may be submitted.



Saturday, March 9, 2019

University of South Carolina, Aiken

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The Proceedings

Annually, the association publishes a journal, The Proceedings, which consists of papers presented at the annual meeting and submitted to the journal for publication consideration. The papers presented at the annual meeting and submitted to the journal are refereed by professional historians prior to selection for publication. Only those papers that meet high standards of scholarship and writing quality are selected for publication. Some papers are published in their entirety; others are published in abstract. Here are The Proceedings from past years.

SCHA Officers

Each year the association elects for its officers, a president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and three members-at-large. These officers comprise the executive board. The executive board nominates an editor for The Proceedings, arranges the annual meeting and program, oversees the publication of The Proceedings, and publishes a quarterly Newsletter.


Sarah E. Miller
USC Salkehatchie

Vice President
Elizabeth Laney
Redcliffe Plantation State Park

Melanie Maddox
The Citadel

Steve Lowe
USC Palmetto College

Board Members:

Brent Morris
USC Beaufort
Term Expires 2019

Carol Loar
USC Upstate
Term Expires 2019

Michael Morris
College of Coastal Georgia
Term Expires 2020

Alexia Helsley
USC Aiken
Term Expires 2018

Elizabeth Georgian
USC Aiken
Term Expires 2020

Brooke Bauer
USC Lancaster
Term Expires 2020

Proceedings Editors

Brenda Schoolfield
Bob Jones University

Earnest Jenkins
USC Lancaster

Prize Awards

Every two years the association awards prizes for outstanding articles that are published in The Proceedings. One prize is for the best article submitted by a graduate student member. The other prize is for the best article submitted by a professional member.

2017 Professional Paper: Ken Alford

2016 Graduate Student Paper: Anderson Rouse

2015 Professional Paper: Robert Scott Davis

2015 Graduate Student Paper: Megan Hatfield

2013 Professional Paper: Stefan Wiecki

2013 Graduate Student Paper: Otis Westbrook Pickett