What: A drop-in Zoom event in celebration of United Nations International Mountain Day (observered on December 11 every year). This event will bring together two constituencies: 1) international friends--established, new, and curious--of the Appalachian Mountain region of the United States who are interested in learning about and/or strengthening connections with our mountain region, the field of Appalachian studies, and Appalachianist scholars/community members and 2) Appalachianists and Appalachian community members who are curious about internationalizing their teaching, research, and engagement practice with other mountain scholars and mountain people from around the world.
When: Tuesday, December 20, 2022 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (drop-in)
Where: Zoom (registration required)
Organizer: This event is organized by the International Connections Committee (ICC) of the Appalachian Studies Association (ASA). The duties of the ICC are to raise the profile of ASA and the field of Appalachian studies internationally; support connections between Appalachian studies and mountain studies globally; circulate the Appalachian Studies Conference preliminary call for papers internationally; advise and assist conference planners with the logistics of working with international participants; and organize at least one comparative mountain studies session each year at the ASA conference.
ICC members are:
Katherine Ledford, chair
Katherine E. Ledford, PhD
Professor of Appalahcian Studies
Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
Appalachian State University
Boone, North Carolina USA