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“Highlander Hoedown” promotion on GCTV 6

Live with historian Dr. Margo Shea and her students Kelsey Arbuckle, Amber Layne and Tori Hinshaw discussing their upcoming 40’s themed event “Highlander Hoedown” on Saturday, April 22, 5-8pm at the uber historic Highlander Folk School Library. Visit the event… Continue Reading →

Places Project on Sewanee Features

Drawing the People’s Map A Sewanee professor and her students collect stories about places on the South Cumberland Plateau to compile a rich topography of personal history. Read the full story here: http://www.sewanee.edu/features/story/places-project.html

From the Past…A More Sustainable Future?

From the Past… a More Sustainable Future Among the many global environmental crises we face, one of the most certain is food production. The global food crisis has the potential to “explode within weeks and kill within days” (Cribb 2010:8)…. Continue Reading →

Hormonally Active Phytochemicals and Vertebrate Evolution

  In Summer 2015, the Collaborative for Southern Appalachian Studies funded a trip for Rick Wright, Carolyn Hoagland, Mark Presler, and Thea Edwards to go to Yale to learn about the Yale Farm and Sustainable Food Program.  From that trip, they generated… Continue Reading →

Outcomes from 2014-15 grant awards

We are delighted to share some of the outcomes reported by our grant recipients. For a full listing of grant awards from 2014-15 visit this page. Robert E. Bachman, Professor and Chair of Chemistry, was awarded funds to develop a… Continue Reading →

The Story of Coal in Appalachia

Part I: The Unheard Story of Appalachia’s Coal Part II: How Coal’s Decline Devastated Appalachia Part III: The People Who Are Bringing Back Appalachia Videos made by the YouTube channel AJ+,  a global news community for the connected generation. They highlight human… Continue Reading →

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