Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Scholarship application deadline Feb. 18 for Appalachian Studies Association annual conference

The Appalachian Studies Association is accepting scholarship applications through Feb. 18 for people who need financial aid to attend its annual conference March 18-20 at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, W.Va. While funds are limited, most people who have applied for scholarships in the past have been awarded one, ASA says. Scholarships include admission to the conference and ASA membership for 2016.

This year's conference is titled "Voices from the Misty Mountains: Diversity and Unity, a New Appalachia." Poet Frank X. Walker of the University of Kentucky will deliver the keynote address. The conference includes: individual scholarly research papers and sessions; formed sessions; poster sessions presenting scholarly research or documenting community work; panels and community presentations; performance or sharing of films, documentaries, videos, poetry, music, plays, art, and writing; roundtable conversations on contemporary issues and activism in the region; professional development and a newcomer’s orientation to Appalachian studies. (Read more)

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