9:26 AM, September 29, 2006

William Bartram, the eighteenth-century naturalist who explored the American South just prior to the American Revolution, will be the focus of a one-day interdisciplinary symposium on Friday, October 27, to be held in the Special Collections and Archives Department of Auburn University's Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

The symposium, which is open to the public, will showcase the latest work by a distinguished group of eight scholars from a variety of fields including literature, history, and art history.  Books on Bartram written by symposium presenters will be available for purchase, and authors will be available for book signing.

There is a $25 registration fee for the conference, which includes lunch and refreshments.  Students may attend the lectures for free.  For a registration form, schedule, and list of scholars and presentations, please click here or call (334) 844-4948.  Registration deadline is October 25.

The symposium is sponsored by the Auburn University Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts, AU Libraries, AU Departments of History and English, the Alabama Humanities Foundation, and the Bartram Trail Conference.

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