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Announcing Trevor McKenzie, director of the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University. Photo by Megan Sheppard

Alumnus Trevor McKenzie named Director of Center for Appalachian Studies
Aug 17, 2021

Trevor McKenzie '10, '12 has been named director of the Center for Appalachian Studies effective Aug 1, 2021. McKenzie has worked for almost...

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...

The members of Cornbread and Tortillas — a collective of Appalachian and Latino artists who aim to build community by sharing their art, music, dance and cultural heritage. Appalachian State University has received South Arts Inc. grant funding to host Cornbread and Tortillas for a three-day virtual residency April 20–22. Photo submitted

South Arts grant supports virtual App State residency for Appalachian, Latino artists
Apr 19, 2021

Appalachian State University is bringing a cultural blend of Appalachian and Latino music, dance and theater to campus and the local community through...

Dr. Conrad E. “Ozzie” Ostwalt, professor of religious studies and interim director of Appalachian State University’s Center for Appalachian Studies and Appalachian studies academic program. Photo by Marie Freeman

Interim director named for App State’s Center for Appalachian Studies and Appalachian studies academic program
Jul 21, 2020

Dr. Conrad E. “Ozzie” Ostwalt has been named interim director of Appalachian State University’s Center for Appalachian Studies and the...

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...

Appalachian Journal graphic: Appalachian State’s interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed quarterly

Appalachian Journal Releases New Issue v.47: 1-2
Mar 18, 2020

The latest Appalachian Journal features reviews and articles that focus on opioids in Appalachia, along with poetry by two recent Poet Laureates—Geo...

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...

Dr. Cameron D. Lippard. Photo by University Communications.

Center for Appalachian Studies hosts first session in a new series entitled "Brown Bag Talks on Appalachia: Critical Engagements with Place and Culture"
Sep 1, 2019

Wednesday, September 18, 201911 a.m. Faculty Lounge in the Living Learning Center This event is free and open to the public.Dr. Cameron D. L...