American History and Culture.
taught at Cornell University for 22 years, serving as
director of Cornell's Institute for Native American
Studies, prior to his Vanderbilt appointment in September.
He is currently completing a book on frontier Mississippi
and will be the Los Angeles Times Distinguished Fellow
at the Huntington Library in 2003-04.
talk will serve as the keynote address of The Howard
F. Mahan Symposium: The Colonial Gulf South, which will
feature paper presentations and scholarly roundtables
March 14-15 at the Museum of Mobile.
symposium features some of the best and most distinguished
historians working on the region," said Dr. Richmond
Brown, associate professor of history at USA. "In
part the purpose of the symposium is to start or continue
a scholarly conversation about the colonial Gulf South,
to assess current and ongoing research, and to chart
the course for future research and writing about the
region." Brown said the department plans to host
a symposium on some aspect of Gulf Coast history every
more information or to pre-register for the symposium,
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by the University of South Alabama history department
with support from the USA Foundation, the symposium
is named after Professor Howard F. Mahan, the founding
chair of the USA history department, who retired in
1993 after 30 years of service to the University.