for Southern Appalachian Studies

Month August 2016

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 →

Incoming Post-Doc Stephen Carmody’s Native Cultigen Project Featured in Blue Ridge Outdoors

“The wide canyon between what life and food was and what it is now caught the attention of Stephen Carmody, a quiet archaeologist employed at The University of the South, who spent his time scuffling through ancient caves searching for… Continue Reading →

Useful Resource: Appalachia Community Data Portal

The Appalachia Community Data Portal is a useful resource with accurate, timely information about the demographics, education, income, and health of the Appalachian region. The data come from a variety of sources, including the American Community Survey, the Appalachian Regional Commission,… Continue Reading →

Around Here: The Places Project Collects and Preserves Stories of People’s Important Places

This week, Around Here: The Places Project has been at the Grundy County Fair collecting stories of people’s important places. Around Here: The Places Project is the community-based research project of Margo Shea and her students at Sewanee: the University of the South. … Continue Reading →

Stephen Carmody to Continue Work on Native Cultigens as Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Collaborative

The Collaborative for Southern Appalachian Studies is delighted that Stephen Carmody will join us as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in January 2017 to continue his work on native cultigens. As Henry Hamman states, “Stephen Carmody looks to the South Cumberland Plateau’s prehistory… Continue Reading →

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