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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 →

The Collaborative for Southern Appalachian and Place-Based Studies Appoints New Mellon Fellows

The Collaborative for Southern Appalachian and Place-Based Studies is delighted to announce the selection of new Mellon Fellows Margo Shea (post-doctoral) and Chandler Sowden (post-baccalaureate). Both will begin their work with the Collaborative in July. Margo Shea comes to the Collaborative from… Continue Reading →

Looking at Appalachia

An excerpt from a recent post at proof.nationalgeographic.com: A Fresh Look at Appalachia—50 Years After the War on Poverty I could introduce this post by listing all the hackneyed misrepresentations of Appalachia. It would be easy. Boxing people in is easy…. Continue Reading →

Mellon Foundation Supports Place-Based Studies

2 September 2014 The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation of New York has awarded a significant grant to the University of the South for the Collaborative for Southern Appalachian and Place-Based Studies. Building on a growing relationship between the University and the… Continue Reading →

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