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37th ASA Annual Conference

New Appalachia: Known Realities and Imagined Possibilities

March 28-30, 2014

Marshall University,
Huntington, West Virginia

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37th Annual ASA Conference

New Appalachia: Known Realities and Imagined Possibilities
March 28-30, 2014

Marshall University
Huntington, West Virginia

>> Read more


There is a soccer tournament scheduled for the same weekend as the ASA Conference. Hotel rooms are filling up fast as a result, so you may not want to delay in making your reservations.

Research in Action

Submit to the Journal of Appalachian Studies

The Journal is always accepting manuscript submissions for consideration. The JAS welcomes any serious scholarship on Appalachia, the region, or its people. Anyone interested in submitting should refer to the submission guidelines and requirements. >> Read more

ASA in Classroom

Updated K-12 Educational Resources

Bring the study of Appalachian topics and perspectives into your K-12 Classroom with our updated list of resources. >> More

Volunteer with the ASA

The ASA needs you! Why? Because the ASA depends on volunteers who donate their time and effort to run the organization, publish the JAS, and plan the annual conference. Check out our ASA Volunteer Form to see how you can help! >> Read more

Spring Newsletter Now Available!

The spring 2013 issue of Appalink is now available online. Check it out by clicking here. >> Read more

News and Announcements

Invitation to submit to the voluntary ASA 2014 Conference Digital Collection

2014 Conference Registration now online

Online registration for the 37th Annual Appalachian Studies Conference is now open. This year's conference will be held March 28-30, 2014, on the Marshall University campus in Huntington, West Virginia. We are pleased to offer conference registration and membership renewal online through the ASA's new partnership with the University of Illinois Press.

Click here to register for the conference and renew your membership online. If you would prefer to register by mail use the registration form and mail to Journals Division, University of Illinois Press, 1325 South Oak Street, Champaign, IL 61820. Please continue to make checks payable to the Appalachian Studies Association.

If you have any questions about your membership or conference registration, please email or call toll-free 866-244-0626.

Thanks, as always, for your support of the Appalachian Studies Association!

2014 Conference Scholarship Application Form

We are in the process of organizing the schedule for presentation for the spring conference. Within the coming weeks, you will receive an e-mail indicating when your presentation is scheduled. There may be changes in the schedule, based on the preferences and needs of presenters, up through the first part of March. Please contact Marianna Linz ( if you experience any of the following situations:
1. You submitted a poster or other type of presentation but did not receive word of its acceptance or rejection.
2. The time that your presentation is scheduled conflicts with another obligation you have for the conference.
3. There are errors in the submission in terms of title, authors, etc.

Radford University Petition

We have started a petition drive concerning the unannounced expulsion of Radford University's Appalachian Regional and Rural Studies Center, staff, and materials from their offices. Please help us ask Radford University President Penny Kyle and Provost Sam Minner to reinstate RU's Appalachian Regional and Rural Studies Center to proper facilities with accord. Please sign at