Conference crosses Atlantic to come to UNG

The Transatlantic Studies Association’s (TSA) annual conference made its first stop on this side of the Atlantic when it was held July 9-11 at UNG.

Dr. Christopher Jespersen, dean of the College of Arts & Letters at UNG and chairman of TSA’s management committee, was one of the conference’s speakers. He spoke about Martin Luther King Jr.’s Nobel Peace Prize and the Beatles’ 1965 concert at Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta as examples of transatlantic cultural exchange.

A total of 17 UNG professors presented at the TSA event that drew about 80 participants from across the globe.