Research projects

Cover image of the Appalachian Journal, its first special edition on Appalachian music.

Appalachian Journal
Jun 25, 2021

Appalachian Journal has published its first special edition on Appalachian music. This double issue (vol. 42, nos. 3-4) is the largest one in the jour...

International links
Jun 19, 2021

The Center for Appaachian Studies has been developing international links to focus on collaborative opportunities to address the challenges to sustain...

After Coal documentary

After Coal
Jun 17, 2021

After Coal profiles inspiring individuals who are building a new future in the coalfields of eastern Kentucky and South Wales. This hour long document...

Ashe County Barn Quilt Tour Guide cover image.

Study Guides
Jun 18, 2020

During the fall semester of 2020 graduate students in our Appalachian studies program collaborated with the Ashe County Arts Council to develop a seri...

Interviewee Bill Alexander, right, instructs Appalachian State University graduate student Chelsey Johnson, of Knoxville, Tennessee, in how to strip hickory bark for lacing baskets and weaving chair bottoms. Johnson interviewed Alexander for her South Arts-funded grant project documenting living folk traditions in Appalachia. Johnson is an M.A. candidate in Appalachian State University’s Appalachian studies program. Photo by Jesse Barber

South Arts supports App State documentary on living folk traditions in Appalachia
Oct 30, 2019

Living folk traditions practiced by the people of diverse cultures in Western North Carolina will be preserved for generations to come thanks to the d...

North Carolina Arts Council Eric Ellis Banjo Recording Grant
Jun 28, 2016

Emily Schaad and Leila Weinstein, Co-PIsEric Ellis was born in 1958 and grew up in Wilkes County. Ellis learned to play thorugh self-tuition and famil...

Documentary Research Program
Jun 28, 2015

Teaching The Center for Appalachian Studies actively engages students in documenting regional culture and history as well as recording efforts to...

Appalachian College Student Survey
Jun 28, 2015

In March 2015, the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University wrapped up a year-long survey of college students from across the Ap...

New River's North Fork Headwaters Research Project
Jun 28, 2007

Funding by the Appalachian Regional Commission Collaborative Teaching Project, 2002-2007The high elevation ecologies found in what is called the "High...

Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Oral Histories Project
Jun 28, 2007

The Center for Appalachian studies received a $13,000 grant in 2006 from the Department of the Interior's National Park Service to conduct audio taped...