CAS + BRAHM = Scolars and Scones!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 10:37am

The Center for Appalachian Studies is partnerning with the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum this summer to provide public lectures on the Appalachian region as part of BRAHM's montly Scholars and Scones speaker series. The Scholars and Scones partnernship is part of a broader program of collaboration, including concerts and exhibits, that will occur on a rolling basis in the coming months and years. "There is rising demand and public interest in Appalachia, whether in terms of history, culture, or natural science perspectives," stated Dr. William Schumann, Center Director. "The Center for Appalachian Studies is very excited to work with BRAHM to meet this demand through the Scholars and Scones series. The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum is the perfect organization for this type of collaboration."
Events for June and July are as follows; more information about an August event featuring Dr. Alice Wright, archaeologist, will be forthcoming. More information is also available at the BRAHM website, 
Thursday June 11, 11am

What is Appalachian Music? A Playlist Project, Dr. Sandra Ballard, Mark Freed, Trevor McKenzie, Dave Wood, and Bill Lightfoot When the Appalachian Journal (an academic regional studies journal published at Appalachian State University) invited musicians, teachers, and other scholars to create a “Top Ten” playlist of Appalachian music, issues emerged in attempting to define what best represents the music of this region. We’ll be talking about what we’ve learned so far. Sandy Ballard, Editor of Appalachian Journal, Appalachian State UniversityMark Freed, Cultural Resources Coordinator for the town of Boone, NC, and teacher  of Appalachian Music, Appalachian State University. Guest editor of Appalachian Music edition of Appalachian Journal.Trevor McKenzie, archivist, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University. Guest editor of Appalachian Music edition of Appalachian Journal. Baked goodies provided by Ugga Mugga Bakery from Blowing Rock, NCCoffee and fresh brew bar provided by Hatchet Coffee Company from Boone, NC Thursday July 23, 11 amScholars and Scones: From Minerals to Mountains: The Geology of the High Country, presented by Crystal Wilson Anyone who visits the High Country has enjoyed the geology that surrounds them. From the high, craggy peaks of Grandfather Mountain, to the deep, entrenched meanders of Linville Gorge, there’s no doubt that this region is a geologic wonder, shaped by Earth’s forces over millions and millions of years. Join us for a virtual tour of the rocks of the High Country, as we explore some of the area’s well-known formations and the clues they hold about these mountains’ past. Crystal Wilson is an Appalachian Studies faculty member and instructor in the Geology Department at Appalachian State University.  Specializing in field geology and geologic mapping, she has studied rocks in the Southern Appalachians from Virginia to Alabama to better understand how the mountain range was built. Baked goodies provided by Stick Boy Bread Company from Boone, NCCoffee and fresh brew bar provided by Hatchet Coffee Company from Boone, NC


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Dr. William R. Schumann
Center Director
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