On February 17-18, 2012, Auburn University will host a two-day symposium exploring the intersection of public history and community in the South, with a focus on Alabama. The symposium, “Intersections and Meeting Grounds: Public History and Community,” will be held in the Special Collections and Archives Department of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.
“Intersections and Meeting Grounds” will explore the roles of community, institutional, and academic partners in public history collaborations. The symposium aims to bring together a diverse range of panelists working in Alabama and across the South to address strategies and approaches for sharing authority, effective decision-making, resolving conflict, and community engagement.
The symposium is sponsored by Auburn University's College of Liberal Arts' Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities and Department of History, Alabama Department of Archives and History, and History Matters LLC.
Registration for the conference is $30 ($15 for students), and includes lunch on Friday and Saturday. Registration for the keynote dinner Friday evening is $15. For a schedule and a list of presenters, please visit www.cla.auburn.edu/publichistory or call 334-844-4903.