Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, North Carolina is accepting presentation submissions for its biannual Southern Appalachian Culture Series, an interdisciplinary conference to be held October 1, 2016. This year will feature presentations on living with the environment, although we also invite and encourage other papers that deal with any aspect of Southern Appalachian culture, literature, or tradition.

Possible presentations on Southern Appalachia include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • mineral extraction
  • ecology
  • company towns
  • agriculture
  • literature
  • music
  • other topics dealing with the land.

Email 250-word abstracts for presentation topics to Nancy Bottoms at  Please include all contact information and a brief biographical sketch. Attach abstracts as Word or Rich Text Format and write “SoApp Presentation Submission” in the subject heading. Upon acceptance, all presenters will be sent information to register online at the Southern Appalachian Culture Series website: Deadline for submissions: August 1, 2016. Earlier submissions are appreciated.

More information is available here: