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Call for Contest Essays to be Judged by Silas House: Appalachian Narratives for Our Time

This just out from Berea College’s Loyal Jones Appalachian Center: Berea College’s Loyal Jones Appalachian Center is putting out a call for Appalachians to tell their story about how they thrive in the places they call home. Today, some figures on… Continue Reading →

Max Fraser Named Finalist for Society of American Historians Award

Max Fraser, recipient of several grants from the Collaborative for Southern Appalachian Studies toward his dissertation work, was recently named a finalist for the Society of American Historians’ Allan Nevins Prize. This award is given annually for “the best written… Continue Reading →

Ben Sollee and Band in Concert

Thanks to generous underwriting by the Stowe Artist-in-Residence Program, cellist-singer-songwriter Ben Sollee and his band Kentucky Native will perform a free concert in the University of the South’s Guerry Auditorium on April 12 at 8:15 p.m. As described on the… Continue Reading →

Sewanee Students Present “The Cleanest Line: A Recreation Ecology Study of Rock Climbing in Southern Appalachia”

In February 2018, Sewanee students Connor Peach, Erika Lopez-Dural, and James Bratton traveled to the University of Kentucky with Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Russell Fielding to present “The Cleanest Line: A Recreation Ecology Study of Rock Climbing in Rural Appalachia” at… Continue Reading →

Schneider & Partin Present Findings at 2018 Rural Policy Research Institute Conference

Paige Schneider, Assistant Professor of Politics and Women’s & Gender Studies at Sewanee and Emily Partin, Family Resource Center Director for Grundy County, TN Schools and Director of Discover Together, traveled to Washington D.C. to present their work on post-secondary… Continue Reading →

Telling Tales: How the Media Fails Appalachia

“What we never see in national media is writing by, about, and for Appalachian people—coverage that respects people from this place as the experts of our own lives, communities, and histories; writing that lifts up Appalachian people as complex, varied,… Continue Reading →

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