CFP - Georgia, Nature, and the Environment - Georgia Archives Symposium, April 1, 2023

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Call for Papers
Georgia, United States
Subject Fields: 
Environmental History / Studies, Historic Preservation, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Rural History / Studies, Urban History / Studies

The Georgia Archives invites proposals for presentations and posters for our annual symposium. This year’s symposium studies the State of Georgia’s place in nature and the environmental history of the state. We welcome proposals on topics related to, but not limited by:

  • environmental legislation
  • the state’s natural environment
  • the environmental movement in Georgia
  • human impacts on landscapes
  • energy use and development
  • ecological exchange
  • Georgia naturalist writings and writers
  • impacts of science, medicine, or technology on the environment
  • use or reuse of the state’s natural resources

Use of Georgia Archives records is encouraged but not required.

The Symposium will include up to five 50-minute sessions, and a session featuring student posters.  We invite proposals for (a) full 50-minute presentations, (b) individual 10-to-15-minute presentations, (c) panels of three 10-to-15-minute presentations, and (d) student posters. We seek a variety of presenters and encourage students, historians, historical researchers, or anyone with an interest in Georgia’s environmental history. The symposium will be held in person. Recordings of symposium sessions will be available on our YouTube channel shortly after the event.

We are pleased to announce that we will print posters for chosen poster proposals.

We are able to provide small grants to students to assist in travel to Morrow to present at the Symposium.  If you would like to be considered for funding, please indicate this on your proposal.

Suggested Georgia Archives Records:

For more information on these records, please contact Hendry Miller at

  • The Georgia Legislative Assembly (Georgia Laws, House/Senate Journals), RG 37
  • The Department of Mines, Mining and Geology, RG 50
  • The Forestry Commission, RG 64
  • The Department of Natural Resources, RG 86
  • Environmental Protection Division, RG 88
  • Western and Atlantic Railroad, RG 18
  • The Department of Transportation, RG 27
  • Georgia Appalachian Trail Club Records, Acc. 1975-0231M
  • Audubon Society, Atlanta Records, Acc. 1966-0076M

Guidelines for Submission:

Proposals must include a prospective title, presentation category (50 minute, 10 to 15 minute, or student poster), brief summary of the presentation (100-200 words), short biography of the presenter (<100 words), and any technological requirements beyond a laptop, projector, and internet access.  Please email proposals to Hendry Miller at by January 14th, 2023.

Important Dates:

Deadline for submission: January 14th, 2023

Notification of acceptance:  January 28th, 2023

Deadline for final submission – posters:  March 17th, 2023

Deadline for final submission – presentations: March 29th, 2023

Program Committee: Hendry Miller, Amanda Mros, John Whitehurst


If you have further questions, please contact Hendry Miller at .

Contact Info: 

Hendry Miller, Collections Manager, Georgia Archives

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