(Alp)alachia: Celebrating Appalachia's International Connections

In celebration of the United Nations' International Mountain Day 2021

When: Saturday, Dec 11, 2021
12 p.m. - 2 p.m. EST

Where: Zoom. Registration required at https://appstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMsduGsrTguHdQf986Db3CeRM2npEig-mB2

Cost: Free

What: This event will bring together established and aspiring practitioners of mountain-to-mountain research, activism, and pedagogy with like-minded Appalachianists--those who study, teach about, and (sometimes) live in the Appalachian Mountains of the United States.


Presenters will summarize established connections between Appalachia and other mountain regions.

Attendees will be placed into breakout rooms for thirty minutes with discussion questions and then return to the large group for another thirty minutes of whole-group conversation.

Occasion: United Nations' International Mountain Day 2021

Sponsor: International Connections Committee, Appalachian Studies Association


Austrian Alps

Carpathian Mountains


South Africa

eds, Global Mountain Regions: Conversations toward the Future (2018)


Katherine E. Ledford, PhD
Chair, International Connections Committee, Appalachian Studies Association
Professor of Appalachian Studies
Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
Appalachian State University
Boone, North Carolina, USA

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Published: Dec 6, 2021 1:57pm