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Communities in Action, Landscapes in Change

2013, March 22-24

Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

We invite participation in the 36th annual Appalachian Studies Conference organized by the Appalachian Studies Association. This year’s theme is “Communities in Action, Landscapes in Change.” We encourage innovative proposals that explore all types of communities across the Appalachian region—historical, contemporary, and imagined ones—and the landscapes and environmental spaces that impact, and are impacted by, those communities.

Keynote Speaker: William R. Ferris

Based on his experience as Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities from 1997-2001, Professor Ferris will reflect on how the NEH has supported Appalachian studies and regional studies in general. He will also discuss the relationship of Appalachia to the American South and the importance of its literature and music.

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