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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...

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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...

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Appalachian State’s Appalachian Journal, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed quarterly, releases volume 46
Jul 15, 2019

The new edition of Appalachian Journal, vol. 46. 1-2, features articles on foodways in Appalachia, the literature of Ron Rash, LGBTQ topics and a...

Alton C. Byers, Ph.D. is a mountain geographer, conservationist and mountaineer specializing in applied research, high altitude ecosystems, climate change, glacier hazards and integrated conservation and development programs. Photo submitted.

Notes from the Field: Geologic and Climate Change Impacts on Nepal’s Glaciers
Mar 1, 2019

Monday, March 11, 20195 - 6 p.m.Turchin Center Lecture Hall, Room 1102Alton C. Byers, Ph.D. is a mountain geographer, conservationist and mountaineer ...

This photo, taken in 2007, shows Mount Taboche. The mountain is located in the Khumbu region of the Nepalese Himalayas. Photo by Alton C. Byers

Appalachian announces International Mountain Studies Symposium
Feb 26, 2019

Mountain studies scholars from across the globe will visit Appalachian State University’s campus in March as part of Appalachian’s one-day Interna...

Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller, center, instructs students in an architecture class at Black Mountain College. Fuller — an architect, author, educator, inventor and engineer — taught at Black Mountain College in the summers of 1948 and 1949. Photo courtesy of Western Regional Archives

Black Mountain College Semester 2018 at Appalachian — April and May events
Mar 28, 2018

The story of Black Mountain College (BMC) began in 1933 and comprised a fascinating chapter in the history of education and the arts. Black Mountain C...

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Black Mountain College Semester 2018 at Appalachian — March events
Feb 23, 2018

Black Mountain College was structured differently than most educational institutions at the time. In 1933, it was founded out of a desire for a more p...

Dr. Neva J. Specht, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Historian. Photo by University Communications

Black Mountain College Semester — exemplifying the value of a liberal arts education
Feb 22, 2018

Q&A with Dr. Neva Specht, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences...