George Washington Conference
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As part of the nationwide commemoration of George Washington on the
bicentennial of his death, this public symposium will use the life of
the most prominent Southerner of his time as a reference point for
examining larger issues in the eighteenth- and
early nineteenth-century South. Nationally known and emerging scholars
of Southern history, literature, and culture will come together to
assess the historical and cultural legacy of the evolving South during
the early years of the new republic. The
symposium will be held on the campus of the University of Southern
Mississippi on October 28 and 29, 1999, and in Natchez on October 30,
Sessions are free and open to the public, though registration is
required. To register, contact Continuing Education at the
address or telephone below.
Symposium speakers and topics:
Wendell Garrett, "The Great Experiment: George Washington and the
Peter Wood, "George Washington, Dragging Canoe, and Southeastern
Sophie White, "`This Gown (...) Was Much Admired and Caused Much
Jealousy': Fashion and the Forging of Identities
in French Colonial New Orleans"
Daniel Usner, "Re-mapping Boundaries in the Old Southwest,
Carla Mulford, "George Washington, the South, and the Poetics of
Sylvia Frey, "The Role of Race in the Making of the American
Theda Perdue, "George Washington's Indian Policy: `Civilizing'
Martin Brueckner, "Mapping the South: Image, Archive, and the
Construction of Regional Identity in the Age of
Warren Hofstra, "`And Die by Inches': George Washington and the
Encouter of Cultures on the Southern Colonial
David Shields, "George and Martha Washington and the Republican
Robbie Ethridge, "The Creeks and the Americans in the Age of
Donald Higginbotham, "Washington and Three Women"
Ron Miller, "Natchez in the Age of Washington"
For more information, contact:
University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5047
Phone: (601) 266-5280
Fax: (601) 266-4334
Visit the Conference website at http://www-org.usm.edu/~geowash