for Southern Appalachian Studies

Month April 2015

Appalachian Code Switching

The blog The Revivalist: Words from the Appalachian South has a very interesting post on Appalachian dialect and code switching. You can read it by clicking on the following link:  Appalachian Code Switching. Guest blogger Chelyen Davis, a Southwest Virginia… Continue Reading →

Southern Foodways Alliance 2015 Oral History Workshop

For 2015 the Southern Foodways Alliance is offering an oral history workshop providing training for students and members in SFA-devised oral history methods focusing specifically on processing, production, and dissemination of oral history interviews. With guest lecturers in audio, film, and digital… Continue Reading →

Workshops on creating local repertoires for American Youth Orchestras

Composer Sidney King returns to Sewanee for the world premiere of his “Tangos Descarados” commissioned by the Sewanee Symphony Orchestra (SSO). “Tangos Descarados” will be performed by the SSO during its concert “¡Concierto! Musics from Latin America” at 7:30 p.m.,… Continue Reading →

Reading Appalachia Exhibit, with Dr. Ellen Handler Spitz

Reading Appalachia: Voices from Children’s Literature opened April 6th at Sewanee’s Jessie Ball duPont Library. The community is invited to a public discussion of the exhibit by visiting lecturer Ellen Handler Spitz at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, in the Torian… Continue Reading →

The Culture of Inequality, and the Importance of Narrative and Cultural Models

From our colleagues at the FrameWorks Institute: “In The Culture of Inequality, published in the Nonprofit Quarterly’s thematic issue on that topic, FrameWorks President Susan Nall Bales cautions experts and advocates to pay attention to the “pictures in people’s heads” that are… Continue Reading →

Data, Meet Curiosity: Finding Bright Spots in Appalachia

From David Krol’s April 1, 2015 post on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation blog: If you close your eyes and picture Appalachia, what do you see? The images that often arose first in my mind were those from LIFE Magazine’s… Continue Reading →

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