The 2015 Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference will be hosted by the Georgia Institute of Technology April 16-19, 2015. The conference theme will investigate the various mobilities and exchanges of the nineteenth century. What did it mean to be mobile (or immobile) in this period? How were political, scientific, and cultural ideas exchanged in new ways? How did people maintain and create new networks and affiliations? How might notions of a more mobile, networked sense of nature, the world, and the self influence our understanding of this era? Please see our proposals page for more about this year’s conference theme and for possible topics.
Atlanta is the perfect venue for an interdisciplinary conference that asks such questions. Originally named “Terminus,” Atlanta is a city born at the crossroads of railroad expansion in the nineteenth century. The city has grown as the “capital of the New South” and is now home to one of the busiest airports in the world. It is also home to many major institutions, corporations, and educational centers and is a city full of rich urban history in the midst of expansion and growth.
Our conference venue is the Loews Hotel, located in the heart of midtown Atlanta. Loews is within walking distance of the High Museum of Art, the Margaret Mitchell house, Piedmont Park, the Alliance Theater, Fox Theater, and numerous city restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. The hotel is less than two blocks from the Midtown MARTA train station with access to and from Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International airport—a major transportation hub—and numerous other Atlanta attractions.
Loews is also home to Exhale, one of the largest spas and health centers in the region. Conference attendees who stay at the hotel will receive free access to Exhale and special discounts on services during the period of our conference. The hotel executive chef, Olivier Gaupin was recently inducted into the prestigious Maitres Cuisiniers de France (Master Chef of France), an exclusive organization dedicated to preserving and spreading French culinary arts. Check out the hotel restaurant and bar site for more info on food and drink at the hotel.
There is a lot to do and eat outside of the hotel too! Check out our attractions page for more information about what to do and where to eat while you are in town. We look forward to seeing you and giving you a small taste of what this city has to offer!
INCS 2015 is hosted by The Georgia Institute of Technology which has provided generous subsidies to keep your conference costs as low as possible. All breakfasts, snack breaks, and lunch on Friday are included in your conference fee. Thank you to our many sponsors for their support of this conference:
- Steve Cross, Executive Vice President for Research
- Jacqueline Royster, Dean, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts
- School of Literature, Media and Communication
- School of History, Technology and Society
- The Center for the Study of Women, Science and Technology
INCS is an international group of scholars dedicated to interdisciplinary discussion and research. The organization sponsors annual meetings and enjoys a collaborative relationship with Nineteenth-Century Contexts: An Interdisciplinary Journal. INCS encourages scholarly work that transcends disciplinary boundaries in its approach to cultural studies. For more information visit the INCS website. In 2015 we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of INCS during the annual conference.