Past Conferences


2023, Atlanta, Undiscovered Country: Inhabiting the Edge of Catastrophe and Possibility

2022, Birmingham, AL Resistance and (Re)Generation

2019, Emory University, Looking Back, Talking Back, Moving Forward

2017, College of William & Mary, Migrations & Circulations

2015, Kennesaw State University (held in Atlanta), Reconstruction 2015-1965-1865

2013, College of Charleston, We All Declare for Liberty

2011, Georgia State University: Peoples, Publics, and Places of the Three Souths”

2009, George Mason University: Beginnings and Renewals: Locating American Studies

2007, University of Mississippi:   Blues Tunes/Blues Texts: Music, Literature and Cultures in the Global South, staged jointly with the 5th annual Blues Today Symposium and the Southern Anthropological Society Conference

2005, Louisiana State University:  Coastal Cultures/Islands and Rims:  Remapping the Realm of American Studies

2003, Florida State University:  “Regionalisms in this Age of Globalization”

2001, in Atlanta: Commencement de Siècle:  American Culture for New Centuries

1999, in Wilmington, NC:  Memory and the American Century

1997, in Seaside, FL:  American Communities:  Past and Present

1995, in Clearwater, FL:  Cultural Counterpoint:  American Themes and Improvisation

1993, in New Orleans:  Crossroads of Culture

1991, in Williamsburg: Inventing the Past: Power, Politics, Poetics