Appalachian Studies Association Conference Hosted by Appalachian State University at Plemmons Student Union, March 22-24

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 12:18pm

The Center for Appalachian Studies and Appalachian State University will host the 36th Annual Appalachian Studies Conference March 22-24, 2013, an interdisciplinary gathering organized by the Appalachian Studies Association.

ASU last hosted this conference in 1998. We anticipate welcoming about 700 scholars and community activists from the Appalachian region and other parts of the United States to our campus. In recent years, ASA's conference has attracted a growing number of participants from Canada and Europe. A keynote address will be delivered by Professor William Ferris, senior associate director of the Center for the Study of the American South at UNC-CH, founding director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, and co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Southern Culture. Professor Ferris served as the chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities during the Clinton administration.

For more information about the conference, please contact Dr. Katherine Ledford, Conference Chair and Immediate Past President of the ASA at 262-4087 or


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Dr. William R. Schumann
Center Director
LLA 110

Dr. Dave H. Wood
Academic Program Director
LLA 109

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Administrative Assistant
LLA 112A

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