February 2022

SHAFR 2022 Annual Meeting

Welcome to SHAFR 2022!

Virtual Sessions Online June 10–11, 2022
In-Person Sessions in New Orleans, Louisiana, June 16–18, 2022 at Tulane University

Online Registration through MySHAFR

  • Current SHAFR members, please use your existing MySHAFR credentials ("Existing Users").
  • Non-members, please use the "New Users" option.


Conference Program


PheedLoop Attendee Guide for Virtual Sessions

President's Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues:
I am truly thrilled to welcome you to the 2022 SHAFR annual meeting. I know I am not alone in having greatly missed being able to gather together as a community over the last two years. I look forward to reconnecting with cherished SHAFR colleagues and friends.
Led by stellar co-chair Daniel Immerwahr and Emily Conroy-Krutz, this year’s program committee has put together a splendid mix of traditional panels, virtual sessions, keynotes, professional development activities, and social events. We look forward to seeing you over the course of a week chockful of SHAFR activities.
All my best,
Laura Belmonte

Our Speakers

Keynote Address, June 10, 2:30-4pm ET, via Pheedloop

Gry Tina Tinde, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent, Newspeak and Sexual Misconduct


Bernath Lecture, June 17, 1-2:30pm CT

Emily Conroy-Krutz, Michigan State University, “What is a Missionary Good For, Anyway?”: Foreign Relations, Religion, and the 19th Century


Presidential Address, June 18, 1-2:30pm CT

Laura Belmonte, Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Will Human Rights Survive Technology?

New Orleans Information

Westin New Orleans

SHAFR has a block of rooms at the Westin New Orleans at 100 Iberville St in the French Quarter. Access to the SHAFR group rate of $219/night plus taxes and fees is available thru May 18. There will be shuttle service connecting the hotel to Tulane's Campus.

Tulane University

The conference proper will be held at the Lavin-Bernick Center (LBC), Tulane's newly renovated Center for University Life. Sessions will take place in the LBC and Howard Tilton Memorial Library.

Dormitory housing is available to conference attendees for $50/night in the Mayer Residences. It includes a private bedroom, fresh linens, and access to the recreation center. Book through Online Registration.

Tulane University Interactive Map
60: Howard Tilton Memorial Library
29: Lavin Bernick Center for University Life
55: Mayer Residences 
7: Herbert Hall (for the SHAFR Summer Institute)

Transportation options for SHAFR conference attendees between the Westin (French Quarter) and Tulane campus

1. Buses -- Buses from Tulane to the French Quarter would take about 45-50 minutes. For information on bus schedules check out New Orleans RTA

2. Streetcar -- Tulane is on the St Charles Streetcar Line (green cars) and the stop is St Charles+Tulane, one block south from the LBC. To return to the French Quarter, you would take the streetcar headed toward “Canal and Carondelet” and ride it to the end of the line at Canal St. Then it's a 10 min walk to the Westin. Streetcars arrive every 15 minutes and cost $1.25 per ride, paid on board with exact change. Or you can buy a ticket right on your phone with the GoMobile app.  Alternatively, you can purchase a day pass (Jazzy Pass). The ride would be scenic but will take 55 minutes. The streetcar schedule is also available at norta.com.

PS - Do not call it a trolley, the locals will pass judgment!

3. United Cab 504-522-9771. Cab companies in New Orleans have recently joined an app called Curb to better compete with Uber and Lyft.  Cabs and rideshare services will be the quickest, with arrival back at the Westin in 20-25 minutes depending on traffic.

4. For those driving to Tulane, you may purchase a visitor pass for access to the Diboll Parking Garage or the Claiborne Avenue Lot.  Parking on St Charles Avenue, directly across from Tulane's campus is free and open to the public.

At a Glance Schedule of Events


Friday, June 10

Fri 10-11:30am:           Lightning Rounds 1-3
Fri 12:30-2pm:             Workshops 1-4
Fri 2:30-4pm:               Keynote Address
Fri 4:30-6pm:               Roundtables 1-3

Saturday, June 11

Sat 9:30-11am:             Small Group Saturday Workshops 5-8
Sat 12-1:30pm:             Roundtables 4-6
Sat 2-3:30pm:               Lightning Rounds 4-6
Sat 4-5:30pm:               Roundtables 7-9


Thursday, June 16

12-5:30pm                   Registration
12-5:30pm                   Book Exhibit
2-3:30pm                     Panels Session 1
3:30-4pm                     Refreshment Break
4-5:30pm                     Panels Session 2
6-8pm                          Welcome Reception

Friday, June 17

8-5:30pm                     Registration
8-5:30pm                     Book Exhibit
8-9am                          Breakfast
9-10:30am                   Panels Session 3
10:30-11am                 Refreshment Break
11am-12:30pm            Panels Session 4
12:30-1:30pm              Refreshment Break
1-2:30pm                     Bernath Lecture and Awards Ceremony Luncheon
3-4:30pm                     Panels Session 5
4:30-5:30                     Refreshment Break
6-9pm                          Social Event at The National World War II Museum

Saturday, June 18

8-3pm                          Registration
8-4:30pm                     Book Exhibit
8-9am                          Breakfast
8-9am                          Jobs Workshop
9-10:30am                   Panels Session 6
10:30-11am                 Refreshment Break
11am-12:30pm            Panels Session 7
12:30-1:30pm              Refreshment Break
1-2:30pm                     Presidential Address Luncheon
3-4:30pm                     Panels Session 8
4:30-6pm                     Closing Reception