Transatlantic Studies Association
17th Annual Conference
University of North Georgia, Dahlonega Campus
9-11 July 2018
The University of North Georgia is a five-campus institution of over 19,000 students in the northeast sector of the state of Georgia in the south-eastern United States. The 2018 TSA conference will be held on the Dahlonega campus, which is located about 120 kilometres north of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The name Dahlonega comes from the Cherokee word meaning yellow or gold. The city was named by the Georgia General Assembly in 1833 following the discovery of gold in 1828, leading to the first gold rush in the United States.
Dahlonega was a branch mint from 1838 to 1861. North Georgia Agricultural College was founded in 1873 under the leadership of a local congressman, William Price, the college’s first president, a position he held until his death in 1908. The institution changed its name to North Georgia College in 1929 and became the University of North Georgia in 2013 after consolidating with Gainesville State College per decree from the University System of Georgia.
Today the town, given its proximity to the Appalachian Mountains, is known for hiking, tourism, and wine. It holds an annual event the third weekend in October called “Gold Rush Days” that attracts hundreds of thousands of people over three days. In April, a weekend event called “Bear on the Square” celebrates the time a black bear wondered into town and climbed a tree. To mark the occasion, there is music, crafts, and food.
The TSA will return to the UK in 2019:
18th Annual Conference
Lancaster University, England
8-10 July 2019