March 22-24, 2013
Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina
We invite participation in the 36th annual Appalachian Studies Conference organized by the Appalachian Studies Association. This year’s theme is “Communities in Action, Landscapes in Change.” We encourage innovative proposals that explore all types of communities across the Appalachian region—historical, contemporary, and imagined ones—and the landscapes and environmental spaces that impact, and are impacted by, those communities.
To promote scholarly research about the Appalachian region, the Appalachian Studies Association publishes a spring and fall edition of the Journal of Appalachian Studies (JAS) each year. The first publication, entitled Proceedings, was a collection of papers presented at the Appalachian Studies Conference each year. In order to encourage library subscriptions, the name was changed to the Journal of the Appalachian Studies Association (JASA) in 1989. The publication, which now includes papers, reviews, studies, articles, and essays, was given its current name when the ASA moved to its first main headquarters at West Virginia University in the early 1990s. The Journal of Appalachian Studies is now published at Marshall University in Huntington, WV, where the main ASA office is now located.
Joining the ASA is simply a matter of mailing a check along with contact information. Membership runs from Jan.1st through Dec. 31st. Annual membership includes conference information as well as subscriptions to the Journal of Appalachian Studies and Appalink, the ASA newsletter.
Please view this page for rates and mailing address.