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Atlanta Studies is an open access publication that features original scholarship about the city, projects and resources for studying Atlanta, and events of interest like our annual Atlanta Studies Symposium. Atlanta Studies is a multi-institutional collaborative project, with editorial and advisory board members from across the country, and aims to engage audiences both inside and outside the academy.
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Welcome to Atlanta Studies

Atlanta grew up fast. Little more than a rail terminus with more saloons than churches just a century and a half ago, it became, in short order, a regional leader, a national power and finally, an Olympic City. Its ambition did not go unnoticed either, beckoning scrutiny and study from all fields. Here at Atlanta Studies, we feature new works from the scholars, writers, artists, and activists who will help write the next chapter in our city’s story. Whether examining Atlanta’s political culture, public space, or social policy, our contributors will provide thoughtful analysis of metropolitan affairs past and present, from Clayton to Cobb and beyond. As an open access, digital publication, we’re also committed to finding new and innovative ways to communicate and collaborate, to study and to learn. We aim to be critical when addressing Atlanta’s problems and even be a tad boosterish when assessing its possibilities. We believe a city is no better than its scholarship, and we hope you’ll tune in and take part.

Recently Published

  • Now and Then: The Periodization Lens

    Now and Then: The Periodization Lens

    Clarence Stone revisits Atlanta's political economy.

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  • The Lost Picture Show: Remapping the Cinema Landscape of Segregated Atlanta

    The Lost Picture Show: Remapping the Cinema Landscape of Segregated Atlanta

    How did Atlantans experience Jim Crow?

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  • Living at Peggy

    Living at Peggy's: Where Margaret Mitchell Wrote Gone with the Wind

    Boyd Lewis's days as the last resident of Apartment One.

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Our Editorial Board

Letitia Campbell, Emory University

Brennan Collins, Georgia State Universtity

Katherine Hankins, Georgia State University

Edward Hatfield, Emory University

LeeAnn Lands, Kennesaw State University

Calinda Lee, Atlanta History Center

Sarah Melton, Emory University

Stewart Varner, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Our Advisory Board

Kali-Ahset Amen, Emory University
Rebecca Burns, Atlanta Magazine
Joe Crespino, Emory University
Tim Crimmins, Georgia State University
Andrea Jackson, Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library
Cliff Kuhn, Georgia State University
Ben Miller, Georgia State University
Michael Leo Owens, Emory University
Charles Steffen, Georgia State University
Lawrence Vale, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Kerrie Cotten Williams, Auburn Avenue Research Library
Dana White, Emory University

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Front page images courtesy of Kay Gaensler, Wally Gobetz, Eric Fischer, Brent Moore, and Vikhram Swaminathan.