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Coastal Nature, Coastal Culture:

Environmental Histories of the Georgia Coast Click here for more information

Thank you to all who attended.

If you would like to listen to a pod cast of the keynote address by Mart Stewart about Islands, Edges, Globe: Enviroment and Culture on the Georgia Coast

Listen to David Hurst Thomas's lecture about the coast 5,000 years ago.

Max Edleson of University of Virginia presents, Utopian Dreams, Hard Realities In Early Georgia Maps

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Drew Swanson of Wright State University speaks about Coastal Edens: Imagining Lowcountry Plantation Enviroments from Both Sides of the Civil War

The Ghosts of Dunbar Creek presented by Tiya Miles

And, watch this space for information on a companion book to be published by University of Georgia Press in early 2018.

Special thanks to our presenting sponsor, Georgia Power, and to all of our sponsors and partners.

Why does the Georgia coast matter? How 5000 years of people and cultures influenced, and were shaped by, Georgia’s 100 mile coastline of barrier islands and lowcountry.

A first-of-its-kind symposium, building a much-needed bridge between the history of the American South and the booming field of environmental history.

How changing landscapes on Georgia’s coastal plain reflect the interaction of different visions and cultures with the natural environment.

Ten leading history scholars present original research on critical topics, revealing how the past has shaped the present and could affect the future.

Related visits to coastal historic and environmental sites.


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2016 Coastal Georgia Symposium