|Members of the Bartram Trail Conference gather at the dedication of a new William Bartram Trail marker, located on GA80 at Middle Georgia State College in Macon.|
October 21–23, 2011
Friday, October 21, 10:00–5:00
Pre-Conference Workshop with Janisse Ray
Mercer University Press (www.mupress.org)
Writing Nature, a workshop with Janisse Ray. Also included: Getting published, with Marc Jolley (Director, Mercer University Press). $50.00. Preregister at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday Evening, October 21, 6:00 p.m.
Woodruff House, Mercer University
Registration, Pig Roast and Plenary Reading
Registration, Reception and Pig Roast (with vegetarian fare as well!) at the historic Woodruff House, 988 Bond Street on the Mercer University campus. Reading by Janisse Ray, author of Ecology of a Cracker Childhood and Drifting into Darien: A Personal and Natural History of the Altamaha River.
Saturday, October 22 (all day)
Macon State University
Professional Sciences Conference Center
8:00–8:30 Registration, Coffee, Drinks, Snacks
8:30–10:00 Learning from Experience: A Roundtable Discussion
Thomas Hallock, Chair (President, Bartram Trail Conference)
David S. Shields (University of South Carolina, Low Country Foodways Project)
Sarah Ross (Wormsloe Institute for Environmental History)
John C. Hall (University of West Alabama, Black Belt Museum)
10:30–12:00 Literary and Artistic Responses to Bartram’s Travels
Dorinda Dallmeyer, Chair (University of Georgia)
Philip Juras (Philip Juras, The Southern Frontier: Landscapes Inspired by Bartram’s Travels)
Janisse Ray (Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, Drifting into Darien: A Personal and Natural History of the Altamaha River)
John Lane (Wofford College)
12:00–1:00 Box Lunch (please indicate dietary needs on registration form)
1:00–2:30 The Famous Oakmulge Fields
Kathryn Holland-Braund, Chair (Auburn University)
Mark Williams (University of Georgia), “Archaeology of the Ocmulgee Site”
Thomas Foster (University of West Georgia), “Ocmulgee Mounds and the Origins of the Creek Indians”
Matthew Jennings (Macon State U.), “Trading and Raiding from Ocmulgee”
3:00–5:00 Building a Georgia Garden
Joel T. Fry (Historic Bartram’s Garden), “’Your fine temperate, & flower Regions, (where reigns Spring eternal)’: William Bartram’s Plants from Georgia and the South at Bartram’s Garden”
Derrick M. Catlett (Macon State U.), Tour of Waddell Barnes Botanical Garden
Ribbon Cutting – New Bartram Trail Marker!
Saturday Evening, October 22, 6:00–7:30
Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences
4182 Forsyth Road (www.masmacon.com)
“Scenes from the Southern Frontier.” Reception and gallery tour with artist Philip Juras.
Dinner on your own. We’ll provide a list of suggestions in the registration packet.
Sunday, October 23, 9:00–1:00
Day Trip—Ocmulgee Mounds
We plan to hike to the Lamar Mound and Village Site and back (2 miles roundtrip) with a National Park Service Ranger. Water, snacks and box lunches provided. Further explorations of the Ocmulgee Mound complex on your own.