Land Use in Georgia: From Planned Cities to the Western and Atlantic Railroad to the Beltline, April 6, 2019

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Call for Papers
December 15, 2018
Georgia, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Geography, Local History, Urban History / Studies, Rural History / Studies

The Georgia Archives (5800 Jonesboro Rd., Morrow, GA) invites proposals for presentations and posters for our 2019 symposium looking at land use in Georgia.  We welcome proposals on a variety of topics, including but not limited to: urban planning, architecture, urban transportation in Atlanta, the 1996 Olympic Games, and Georgia’s land distribution systems. Use of Georgia Archives records is encouraged but not required.

The Symposium will include five 50 minute sessions, plus a lunch session featuring student posters. One of the 50 minute sessions may consist of three 10 to 15 minute presentations. We invite proposals for 50 minute presentations, 10 to 15 minute presentations, and student posters. We seek a variety of presenters and encourage students, historians and historical researchers, and anyone with an interest in land use, urban planning or related disciplines to submit proposals.  

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

We regret that we are unable to fund any travel. 

 Suggested Georgia Archives Records:

For more information on these records, please contact Caroline Crowell:

-Metro Atlanta Olympic Games Authority Land Acquisition Files (record group 90/1/4)

-Architecture firm records: Robert & Company, William Pauley landscape architecture records, Mack Tucker & Albert Howell architectural drawings and records

-MARTA records (record group 87), including the planning and real estate divisions

-Western & Atlantic Railroad records (record group 18), including maps

-Colonial, Headright, Bounty, and Land Lottery Records (record group 3), including maps

 Guidelines for Submission:

Proposals must include a proposed title, presentation category (50 minute, 10 to 15 minute, or student poster), brief summary of the presentation (100-200 words), brief biography of the presenter (<100 words), and any technological requirements beyond a laptop, projector, and internet access. Please email proposals to Caroline Crowell at by December 15, 2018.

Important Dates:

Deadline for submission:  December 15, 2018

Notification of acceptance:  January 15, 2019

Deadline for final submission – posters:  March 25, 2019

Deadline for final submission – presentations: April 1, 2019

Program Committee: Caroline Crowell, Steve Engerrand, Hendry Miller


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