Southern Studies Conference Announcement

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February 2, 2020
Alabama, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, African American History / Studies, Architecture and Architectural History, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Cultural History / Studies

Dear Colleagues, 

From January 31-February 1, 2020, Auburn University at Montgomery in Alabama, will host the annual Southern Studies Conference, with presentations focused on scholarship on the American South. I would like to take this opportunity to share the program with you and invite you to attend the three free keynotes and register to attend Conference.

The Conference includes three distinguished keynote addresses, which are free and open to the public, from Dan Carter, Educational Foundation University Professor Emeritus, University of South Carolina, Jodi Skipper, Associate Professor of Anthropology & Southern Studies, University of Mississippi, and Johanna Warwick, Assistant Professor of Photography, Louisiana State University. In addition, Conference Registrants will enjoy an opening reception at the F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, breakfasts, lunches, and one dinner, eighteen scholarly panels that address an array of interdisciplinary topics in Southern Studies, including presentations dedicated to literature and sociology, history and foodways, and music and art, poster presentations by undergraduate and graduate students, and a tour of downtown Montgomery with Michelle Browder of “More Than Tours.” Finally, our meeting is enriched by an exhibition of Warwick’s work “The Bottom,” which is on view in Goodwyn Gallery from January 13 - March 13, 2020.

The full program can be viewed here: 

Early-bird Conference registration packages include student ($75) and professional ($115) rates and end on December 31, 2019; late registration – after January 1st – is students ($90) and professionals ($130). Visit the Southern Studies Conference website for more information: 

I hope you can join us! Feel free to email me if you have any questions and Happy Holidays! 

best wishes,
Naomi Slipp

Contact Info: 

Naomi H. Slipp, Ph.D.  
Assistant Professor of Art History
Department of Fine Arts
Auburn University at Montgomery
Email:, Tel: 334-244-3112

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