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Alp)alachia: Celebrating Appalachia's International Connections on United Nations'...

International Mountain Day 2021


When: Saturday, Dec 11, 12pm - 2pm EST (US)



What: This event will bring together established and aspiring practitioners of mountain-to-mountain research, activism, and pedagogy with like-minded Appalachianists--those who study, teach about, and (sometimes) live in the Appalachian Mountains of the United States.


Format:

  • First hour Presenters will summarize established connections between Appalachia and other mountain regions.

  • Second hour Attendees will be placed into breakout rooms for thirty minutes with a set of discussion questions and then return to the large group for another thirty minutes of whole-group conversation.

Sponsor: International Connections Committee, Appalachian Studies Association


Presenters Dr. Christian Quendler, University of Innsbruck, Austria Dr. Benjamin Robbins, University of Innsbruck, Austria

  • on the Austrian Alps


Dr. Theresa Burriss, Radford University, Virginia, USA

Dr. Donald Davis, Independent Scholar, Washington, DC, USA

  • on the Carpathian Mountains


Thomas Hansell, Appalachian State University, North Carolina, USA

  • on Wales


Nomcebo Dlamini, University of the Free State, South Africa

Dr. Grey Magaiza, University of the Free State, South Africa

  • on South Africa


Dr. Sasikumar Balasundaram, William & Mary, Virginia, USA

Dr. Ann E. Kingsolver, University of Kentucky, USA

  • eds, Global Mountain Regions: Conversations toward the Future (2018)


Questions? Contact Katherine Ledford (ledfordke@appstate.edu), chair of the International Connections Committee of the Appalachian Studies Association.

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