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"Each life is dirt and time and rhyme and stone." --Jesse Stuart, Man with A Bull-Tongue Plow (1934), Sonnet #678
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Appalachian Studies Conference

  • Appalachian Studies Conference 2015
    The 38th annual ASA conference will be held March 27-29, 2015 at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee. The theme is "Many Mountains, Many Musics." We hope to see you there! Check the ASA webpage for more information.
  • Appalachian Studies Conference 2014
    The 2014 conference was held in Huntington, WV at Marshall University. Thanks to all who attended!

Appalachian Studies Association Mission Statement

The mission of the Appalachian Studies
Association is to promote and engage
dialogue, research, scholarship,
education, creative expression,
and action among scholars, educators,
practitioners, grassroots activists,
students, individuals,groups and
Our mission is driven by our
commitment to foster quality
of life, democratic participation
and appreciation of
Appalachian experiences
regionally, nationally and int

Why Appalachian Studies?

"Appalachia is a region and a place. Real and mythical, beautiful and devastated, geological and political, rich in resources and a poverty pocket, a place to exploit, a watershed for the eastern seaboard and destroyed and polluted headwaters. Weekend cabins and homes in the holler. Yesterday’s and tomorrow’s people. Hillbillies and folks. Bluegrass and hip hop. Poets and politicians. Professors and protesters, preachers and prophets. A model and a warning signal for the nation."

-- Dr. Helen Lewis, former Director, of Berea College Appalachian Center


Welcome to Appalachian Studies

This online guide is developed specifically for those doing research on the history and culture of the Appalachian region. It provides a recommended list of print materials, electronic databases, and selected Internet resources.  Appalachian Studies is very multi-disciplinary so be sure to check other research guides.



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