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Southern Studies Conference, Auburn University at Montgomery, February 1-2, 2019


Conference Events:

Featured Artist: Marcia Weber, Owner, Marcia Weber Art Objects, Original Self Taught, Contemporary Folk, Outsider Art. Weber has been a gallerist in Central Alabama since 1991 and is an expert in self-taught and outsider art, with particular focus on regional figures. She will speak at the conference on her work and experiences.

The exhibition Visions of the South: Self-taught, visionary, and outsider art from the collection of Marcia Weber will be on view in the Auburn University at Montgomery art gallery from January 9 - March 1, 2019. 

Learn more about Goodwyn Gallery at AUM

Keynote for Friday, February 1: 

Dr. Wayne FlintDr. Wayne Flynt, University Professor Emeritus, Department of History,
Auburn University
Goodwyn Hall 109, 2-3:00 pm

Keynote for Saturday, February 2: 

Mark Twain BookDr. Jeffrey Melton, Associate Professor, Department of American Studies,
University of Alabama

Goodwyn Hall 109, 12:45-1:45 pm

Optional Outing

After panels conclude mid-afternoon on Saturday, participants who have pre-registered will visit the The Legacy Museum and The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, both located in downtown Montgomery, AL. 

** The full schedule will be posted in December **

Conference Registration:

All attendees must register for the Conference. The Conference fee contributes to the host costs, including refreshments and three full meals (Friday lunch & dinner and Saturday lunch). Registration packages include both early-bird and regular registration rates and selections that include pricing for the optional group outing.

Register for the 2019 Southern Studies Conference

Planning for the Conference:

The conference is held at Auburn University at Montgomery and runs from 8:30 am on Friday, February 1 through mid-afternoon of Saturday, February 2, 2019.


There are 25 rooms being held at the Holiday Inn-Eastchase for a discounted rate of $84/night from Thursday, Jan. 31 through Sunday, Feb. 3. This rate expires on January 2, 2019. The Holiday Inn-Eastchase is a five-minute drive from AUM’s campus and is located near The Shoppes at Eastchase. There will be a Southern Studies Conference Shuttle Service which will do Friday and Saturday morning pick-ups and Friday and Saturday night drop-offs to this Hotel. Reservations should be made directly at 334-271-5516.


A parking pass is needed to park on campus Friday. Print and display it on your dashboard.

Southern Studies Conference Parking Pass

Map of Campus:

map of the Auburn Montgomery campus is available for your convenience.

Exploring Montgomery: 

Do you want to take advantage of your time in Montgomery, but are unsure of what else you might do? There are lots of things to see and explore in the city and the region.

The Conference Committee’s Explore Montgomery Guide



Previous Conferences:

2018 Southern Studies Conference
2017 Southern Studies Conference
2016 Southern Studies Conference