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Can Local Food Help Appalachia Build a Post-Coal Future?

“But the story of Appalachian food, like Appalachia itself, is a complicated one. Advocates say that both are entering a new, more optimistic era; that a resurgence in local farming, coupled with renewed interest in traditional Appalachian foodways, could help… Continue Reading →

Dinner in Appalachia

“Traditional Appalachia cooking was crafted from a confluence of Native American, African-American and European influences. The one thing I always try to stress to visitors is that the region is not monolithic. Even the quickest study of our food reveals… Continue Reading →

Native Cultigen Project featured on Planet Forward

Collaborative Post-doctoral fellow Dr. Stephen Carmody and his Native Cultigen Project are featured on George Washington University’s Planet Forward website. View the full article here.

Sewanee students continue to share the story of the Highlander Folk School

Most college courses are completed when the semester ends. Grades are submitted and the class disperses. For students in two community-engaged courses affiliated with Sewanee’s Collaborative for Southern Appalachian Studies, however, the lessons continue. So do opportunities to share knowledge… Continue Reading →

Visual Intelligence

On the heels of Chandler Sowden’s recent workshop on using visual narrative information in the classroom, I found this interview particularly interesting and timely!

Looking at Appalachia Anew

Fifty years after the war on poverty highlighted need in Appalachia, Roger May set out to dispel stereotypes and redefine how the region was portrayed in photographs. Read an article by David Gonzalez about May’s project “Looking at Appalachia” and view… Continue Reading →

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