Coastal Nature, Coastal Culture:

Environmental Histories of the Georgia Coast.

Thursday, February 18 – Saturday, February 20, 2016

SCHEDULE AT AT GLANCE

All symposium events except for offsite tours will be held at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street, Savannah, Georgia.

REGISTRATION & CHECK-IN HOURS
Thursday 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m.–11:15 a.m.

EXHIBITOR HOURS
Thursday set-up 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Thursday 2:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Friday 7:45 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m.–11:15 a.m.

DAILY SCHEDULE

All symposium events except for offsite tours will be held at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street, Savannah, Georgia.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18

TimeDescription
9:00a.m.–12:00p.m.Exhibitor Set Up
1:00p.m.–6:00p.mRegistration open
12:00p.m.–7:30p.m.Exhibitors open
9:30a.m.–11:00a.m.TOUR: Herty Advanced Materials Center. No extra fee. Pre-registration required.
3:00 –4:00p.m. Five Millennia of Human History on the Georgia Sea Islands: Unique in the World – David Hurst Thomas
4:00–5:00p.m.LOWCOUNTRY CREOLES: The Upper Guinea Coast and Coastal Georgia and South Carolina Environments in the Making of the Gullah Geechee. – Edda Fields-Black
5:00–6:30p.m. RECEPTION: Sponsored by Queensborough National Bank and Trust Company (included in registration fee)
6:30–7:30p.m.KEYNOTE: Islands, Edges, Globe: Environment and Culture on the Georgia Coast. – Mart Stewart

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19

TimeDescription
7:45a.m.–4:45p.mExhibitors and Registration open.
7:45 9:00a.m.CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST: (included in registration)
8:45–10:00 a.mVisualizing the Southern Frontier: Cartography and Colonization in Eighteenth-Century Georgia. - Max Edelson
10:00–11:00a.m.Coastal Edens: Imagining Lowcountry Plantation Environments from Both Sides of the Civil War. – Drew Swanson
11:00–11:15a.m.BREAK
11:15a.m.–12:15p.m. The Ghosts of Dunbar Creek: Slave Narratives, Dark Tourism, and the Meaning of Water. – Tiya Miles
12:15–1:30p.m.LUNCH
Optional on-site Southern Luncheon Buffet (SOLD OUT), or lunch on your own offsite.
1:30–2:30p.m. Longleaf Pine, From Plank to Pulp: Production and Consumption on Georgia’s Coastal Plain, 1870-1930 – Albert Way
2:30–2:45p.m.BREAK
2:45–3:45p.m.The First Conservationists? Northern Money and Lowcountry Georgia, 1866-1930 – Buddy Sullivan
3:45–4:45p.m."The Majestic Scene East-ward": Discovering a Sense of Place in the Literature of the Georgia Coast – Janisse Ray

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20

TimeDescription
8:00–11:15a.mExhibitors and Registration open.
9:00–10:00a.m.Water is for Fighting Over: Papermaking and the Struggle over Groundwater Use in Coastal Georgia, 1930s-2000s – William Boyd
10:00–10:15a.m..BREAK
10:15–11:15a.m.The Gold Standard: Sunbelt Environmentalism and Coastal Protection – Chris Manganiello
11:15a.m.–12:15p.m. Symposium Wrap Up: “Interpreting the Georgia Coast: Past, Present, and Future.” Panel Discussion
2:00–5:00p.m. TOUR: 300 years of Nature and Culture in the Georgia Lowcountry: from Rice Plantations to Wildlife Refuge. A tour within Savannah National Wildlife Refuge. No extra fee. Pre-registration required.
2:00–5:00p.m.TOUR: Take me to the Water: Gullah Geechee Life in Coastal Georgia, 1890s - today. A tour of Pin Point Heritage Museum. $15 paid at the site. Pre-registration required.
2:00–5:00p.m.TOUR: Life Under the Oaks: The Story of Wormsloe from 1733-present. A tour of Wormsloe State Historic Site. Fee: $6, paid on-site.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21

TimeDescription
9:00a.m.–4:00p.m.TOUR: 19th and 20th Century Gullah-Geechee Life on the Georgia Coast: A tour of Ossabaw Island and Pin Point Heritage Museum. Fee $115, includes box lunch and boat transportation to and from Ossabaw Island. Travel to the boat departure site and to Pin Point Heritage Museum are not included in this fee in order to keep expenses affordable. A ride-share board will be available. Pre-registration and prepayment required. (SOLD OUT)

A note on tours:  Travel to and from the tour departure sites is not arranged by the symposium.  A ride-share board will be available.

Thank you to our sponsors: