International Appalachia: Online Networking Event Celebrating UN International Mountain Day 2022

Katherine Ledford Announcement
Subject Fields
Humanities, Area Studies, Rural History / Studies, Social History / Studies, World History / Studies

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)

Cost: Free

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:

Sasikumar Balasundaram

Chad Berry

Theresa Burriss

Sarah Craycraft

Sophia Enriquez

Donald Davis

Jasper Waugh-Quasebarth

Ann Kingsolver

Katherine Ledford, chair

Christopher Miller

Kathryn Newfont

Ted Olson

Ronald Roach

Contact Information

Katherine E. Ledford, PhD

Professor of Appalahcian Studies 

Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

Appalachian State University

Boone, North Carolina  USA


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