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Margo Shea Speaks about History, Memory, The Places Project and More on GCTV

Dr. Margo Shea, Mellon Fellow with the Collaborative for Southern Appalachian Studies, leads The Places Project and is the History Chair for the upcoming Mountain Homecoming event in Monteagle on Saturday, Sept 24. In this GCTV interview, Margo talks about the Pop-up… Continue Reading →

Share a Place that Matters to You….

The Places Project, led by Mellon Fellow Margo Shea, will be at the Fall Heritage Festival in Cowan, TN on September 16-18, ready to hear about the places that matter to you and to the region. Stop by and share your… Continue Reading →

Sewanee Students to Help Create a “Pop-Up” History Museum in Monteagle, TN

University of the South (Sewanee) students will help create a history “pop-up museum” in Monteagle as part of Mountain Homecoming celebrations September 24. The students are asking residents and visitors to share photographs, letters, documents, maps, or objects that tell a… Continue Reading →

Upcoming Event: Max Fraser to Speak on “Hillbilly Revanche: Trump and Sanders in Southern Appalachia”

Max Fraser, Ph.D. Candidate in American History at Yale University, will speak on “Hillbilly Revanche: Trump and Sanders in Southern Appalachia” on Thursday, September 22nd at 7 PM in the Torian Room of duPont Library. The lecture is sponsored by the… Continue Reading →

Article of Interest: Beyond Coal: Imagining Appalachia’s Future

A recent New York Times article discusses what officials, business leaders, and environmentalists are doing to try to create an entrepreneurial economy in central Appalachia, in what is characterized by some as “a terrifying liberation.” Special shout-out to Yale M.B.A. student… Continue Reading →

Upcoming Event: Livestream of Aspire Appalachia’s Opening and Closing Plenaries on Weds., August 31

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development for hosts #ARC2016 Annual Conference “Aspire Appalachia: Collaborations in Rural Development” this week in Johnson City, Tennessee. It’s a sold out crowd of 400+ economic and community leaders from 18 states + DC. Unable… Continue Reading →

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