Previous Atlanta Studies Symposia

2016 Symposium

The Fourth Annual Atlanta Studies Symposium was held on May 11, 2016 at Georgia State University’s Centennial Hall at 100 Auburn Avenue.

Dr. Joe Crespino delivered the first Cliff Kuhn Memorial Keynote, titled “Black Jesus in Atlanta: Searching for the Beloved Community After Martin Luther King’s Assassination.”

The program for the 2016 Atlanta Studies Symposium can be found here.

2015 Symposium

The Third Annual Atlanta Studies Symposium was held on May 6, 2015 at The Historic Academy of Medicine and was hosted by the Georgia Tech School of City and Regional Planning. 

Dr. Robert Bullard delivered the opening keynote “The Myth of Black Mecca: Race, Planning and the Politics of Place in Atlanta” and Dr. Carlton Basmajian delivered the closing keynote “Leaving Atlanta: Infrastructure as Aspiration.” 

The program for the 2015 Atlanta Studies Symposium can be found here

2014 Symposium

Cropped flyer for the Atlanta Studies Symposium with Atlanta skyline

The Second Annual Atlanta Studies Symposium was held on April 4, 2014 at 100 Auburn Avenue, a newly renovated facility on the campus of Georgia State University in the heart of downtown Atlanta.

Dr. LeeAnn Lands delivered the opening keynote “Poverty, Power, and Place in Metropolitan Atlanta” and Dr. Clarence Stone delivered the closing keynote “Now and Then: The Periodization Lens.”

The program for the 2014 Atlanta Studies Symposium can be found here.

2013 Symposium

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The First Annual Atlanta Studies Symposium was held April 26, 2013 at Emory University’s Digital Scholarship Commons.

Dr. Katherine Hankins delivered the opening keynote “Mobilities and Mobilizations in the City That’s Too Busy” and Dr. Zephyr Frank delivered the closing keynote “A Spatial History of Rio de Janeiro: Bridging the Micro-Macro Divide with Historical GIS.”

The program for the 2013 Atlanta Studies Symposium can be found here.