39th Annual Appalachian Studies Conference
Voices from the Misty Mountains: Diversity and Unity, a New Appalachia
March 18-20, 2016
Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, West Virginia
Sylvia Bailey Shurbutt, Conference Chair and Local Arrangements Chair
304.876.3119 or 304.876.5207
Rachael Meads, Program Chair
We invite participation in the 39th annual Appalachian Studies Conference organized by the Appalachian Studies Association. This year’s theme is “Voices from the Misty Mountains: Diversity and Unity, a New Appalachia.” We especially invite presentations that focus on the changing face of the region; the diverse groups that constitute who we are; the educational and community institutions that either accommodate or react to the changes that challenge us and call for our best selves; and the grass-roots efforts to protect the very mountains that are the principal source of our commonality and identity.
Formats might include: individual scholarly research papers and sessions; formed sessions; poster sessions presenting scholarly research OR documenting community work; panels and community presentations; performance or sharing of films, documentaries, videos, poetry, music, plays, art, and writing; roundtable conversations on contemporary issues, e.g. activism in the region; professional development, or a newcomer’s orientation to Appalachian studies.
This preliminary call is for planning purposes only. The primary call for submissions with submission details will circulate on September 1 with a reminder October 1. The final CFP deadline will be October 15, 2015.