Events & Conferences

Armstrong Student Scholars Symposium

Armstrong has a proud tradition of student involvement in various scholarly and creative endeavors. Whether it’s turning a ceramic vase or synthesizing chemical compounds, students are working side by side with faculty making valuable contributions to their fields of expertise. The Scholars Symposium provides a venue for the campus and the community to come together to celebrate these accomplishments and to recognize the outstanding scholarly achievements made by our students.  In 2015, the Symposium will be held on Thursday and Friday, April 16 and 17, in the Student Union.

Women in the Arts Symposium

"Depictions of Homes: A Woman's Place?"

In conjunction with National Women's History Month, the Annual Women in the Arts Symposium is hosted by the Department of Art, Music & Theatre to acknowledge and recognize contributions of women to the arts. This multidisciplinary event provides an excellent opportunity for Armstrong students to present and discuss their research pertaining to historical and contemporary achievements of women within the venue of the visual and performing arts. The 2015 Women in Arts Symposium is March 12.

British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference

The 24th annual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference will be held at the Hilton Savannah Desoto Hotel, in Savannah, Ga on February 14-15, 2014. The British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, inaugurated in 1992, is the oldest and longest-running annual meeting of its kind in the United States. It encompasses colonial and postcolonial histories, literatures, creative and performing arts, politics, economics, and all other aspects of the countries formerly colonized by Britain and other European powers. The aim of the conference, then, is to be interdisciplinary and cross-cultural, and to offer scholars and researchers, teachers and students, the opportunity to disseminate and discuss their knowledge and understanding of the dynamic, important field of postcolonial studies. The deadline for proposal submissions is now November 1, 2013.  Notification of acceptance will be completed by December 20, 2013. opens a new link

NCUR: National Conferences on Undergraduate Research

The mission of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) is to promote undergraduate research scholarship and creative activity done in partnership with faculty or other mentors as a vital component of higher education.. This year's conference will be April 16-18, 2015, Eastern Washington University. opens a new link

Middle East Student Symposium

April 25, 2015
Armstrong State University
Savannah, GA

The Middle East Council is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for the Seventh Annual Middle East Student Symposium.  This symposium aims to bring together young scholars from across the University System of Georgia and from other states and institutions for a day of intellectual and creative exchange centered around issues pertaining to the Middle East, including North Africa and Central Asia.

Research papers and creative projects such as posters and artwork relating to the Middle East, North Africa or Central Asia from a historical or contemporary perspective, are welcome. Interested participants should submit a proposal as an MS Word attachment electronically to Dr. Jason Tatlock at  with the following subject line: Student Symposium <Your Name>.   Deadline for submissions is March 2, 2015.

All submissions should also include the following:

1.         Name of presenter and faculty sponsor/supervisor
2.         E-mail address of faculty sponsor/supervisor
3.         College/University affiliation of the presenter
4.         Title of the presentation and a 200 word abstract of the research paper or creative project.

The Registration fee for students is $15 and $20 for faculty and other non-students.  Please send checks in advance and written out to Armstrong State University.  You may mail the checks to Jason Tatlock, Associate Professor of History, Department of History, Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31419.

***In the event that students and faculty must cancel registration, please be advised that a refund will be issued if we receive notification of cancellation prior to March 2, 2015.

The Great War that Changed the World, 1914-1918

A Student Conference at Georgia Southern University

Thursday, April 2, 2015 1:30 PM-8:00 PM in the Russell Union
As part of Georgia Southern University’s continuing commemoration of the 100th anniversary of World War I, the Department of History is pleased to announce this Call for Proposals for a student conference titled The Great War that Changed the World, 1914-1918. In addition to student presentations and a poster session, the Department is pleased to have Dr. Charles Thomas, Emeritus Professor of History at Georgia Southern University, deliver a keynote address to conclude the conference.

The selection committee seeks undergraduate and graduate student papers and poster presentations exploring any and all aspects of World War I. Interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged and submissions from students from any discipline are welcome. Please consider that paper presentations should not exceed 15 minutes in length. Proposals for full panels of three papers are encouraged but not required. Please email a one page abstract specifying paper presentation or poster session, along with institutional affiliation and contact information, to: Ms. Melissa Gayan, Conference Coordinator, Department of History, Georgia Southern University, Deadline for abstracts submissions is January 15, 2015.

For more information, please contact Melissa Gayan at (912) 478-5872 or email

Undergraduate Philosphy Conference

The first ever Undergraduate Philosophy Conference, in partnership with Georgia Southern's Phi Sigma Tau Philosophy group, will be hosted at Armstrong on April 25, 2015!
Our keynote speaker, Dr. Dan Flynn from the Philosophy Department at Emory University is a noted expert on Satre, Foucault, and Existentialism thought.