When:
October 15, 2015 all-day
2015-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
2015-10-16T00:00:00-05:00

39th Annual ASA Conference

Voices from the Misty Mountains: Diversity and Unity, a New Appalachia
March 18-20, 2016

Shepherd University
Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Contact:

Sylvia Bailey Shurbutt, Conference Chair and Local Arrangements Chair
SShurbut@shepherd.edu
304.876.3119 or 304.876.5207

Rachael Meads, Program Chair
RMeads@shepherd.edu
304.876.5013

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.

http://appalachianstudies.org/annualconference/