Tag Archives: appalachian studies

In Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics, musician, dancer, and scholar Phil Jamison tells the story behind the square dances, step dances, reels, and other forms of dance practiced in southern Appalachia. Jamison’s journey to learn and share the history and evolution … Continue reading

Chad Berry, Phillip Obermiller, and Shaunna L. Scott are the editors of the collection Studying Appalachian Studies. The editors collaborated to answer some questions about the book, which takes a global approach to the perspectives of Appalachian Studies. Q: In the … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce that Appalachian Dance: Creativity and Continuity in Six Communities by Susan Eike Spalding has been awarded the Weatherford Award in non-fiction by Berea College and the Appalachian Studies Association. The award is given to books … Continue reading

On October 11 Shannon Elizabeth Bell accepted the Association for Humanist Sociology book award for 2014 at the AHS conference in Cleveland, Ohio, Bell’s Our Roots Run Deep as Ironweed was selected as a co-winner for the award out of more than … Continue reading

Our Roots Run Deep as Ironweed: Appalachian Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice by Shannon Elizabeth Bell was recently the recipient of two awards. Our Roots Run Deep is a 2014 Silver Winner in Journalism/Investigative Reporting in the Nautilus … Continue reading