Events

The Walking Tour of the King Farm Site on the Domain

Sunday, Apr, 9 2017 — 1:00 PM
At: Bishops Common (then getting on vans to King's Farm)

Dr. Jon Evans (Biology) will lead a walking tour of the King Farm site on the Domain that will expand on his talk from the Conference. As part of the tour, participants will examine the subtle clues in the landscape (historical artifacts, plant composition, tree architecture, soil features, etc.) that provide insight into the many ways this piece of land has been used over the last 200 years. This remote tract of forest on the Domain was once the site of Sewanee's first homestead, the location of a major stagecoach hotel, a large working farm and finally a pine plantation before reverting back to native forest. Tour will last about 2 hours. The event is free. Max. number of participants is 30. If you would like to attend, please sign up by sending an e-mail to mgf@sewanee.edu.


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This event is a part of an extensive series of April events on the topic of Space/Place, which will accompany “A Sense of Space and Place: Global and Local Identities: A 2nd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference,” scheduled to take place on April 6-8, 2017 at the University of the South. The conference and associated events are co-organized by the Mellon Globalization Forum, International and Global Studies Program, and Office of Global Citizenship, and are sponsored by the Mellon Globalization Forum.


Download the full Conference Program: "A Sense of Space and Place: Global and Local Perspectives"


The conference “A Sense of Space and Place: Global and Local Identities” and associated events have been co-organized by the Mellon Globalization Forum, International and Global Studies Program, Office of Global Citizenship, and Sewanee Writers’ Conference. The organizing committee includes Justyna Beinek (International and Global Studies and Russian), Nicholas Roberts (History and International and Global Studies), Kelly Whitmer (History), and Scott Wilson (Politics). We extend special thanks to Sara Nimis, Print Services, Megan Roberts, and Helen Stapleton. Images in the conference materials courtesy of Pradip Malde and Brock Gordon. All events are free and open to the public.


 


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