The European History Section convenes at the annual meeting of the Southern Historical Association, held each November. There is ordinarily a European history session in each conference time slot. Other sessions devoted to the fields of British, American, Latin American, and public history bring together the most recent scholarship by historians in the South.
At the annual meeting, the European History Section hosts a luncheon during which it conducts its annual Business Meeting followed by the Mathews-Weinberg Luncheon Address.
The Mathews-Weinberg Luncheon Address is held annually at the conclusion of the Business Luncheon meeting. Initially, the Joseph J. Mathews luncheon address was named after Professor Joseph J. Mathews of Emory University, a longtime and active member of the Section and a dedicated patron of the profession of history in the South. In 2003, the address was renamed for both Professors Mathews and Weinberg. Professor Gerhard Weinberg of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a longtime and active member of the Section and a dedicated patron of the profession of history in the South, is Professor Emeritus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he taught for twenty-five years. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and is a distinguished scholar of Nazi Germany.
On the Friday evening of the Annual Meeting, the Section holds a reception. In recent years, the reception has been hosted jointly by the Section and the Southern Conference of British Studies.