Appalachian Studies Association

Applachian Studies Conference
9:59 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Appalachian Studies Association Holds 37th Annual Conference

Nearly 800 people were on Marshall’s campus this weekend for the Appalachian Studies Conference.

The three-day conference marked the 37th time the organization has got together to discuss the ins and outs of what makes Appalachia, Appalachia. Tyler Hughes made the trip from East Tennessee State University to attend.

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West Virginia Morning
9:17 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Appalachian Studies, The Birthplace of Rivers, & A Look Back at Moore's General Store in Hillsboro

Nearly 800 people were on Marshall’s campus this weekend for the Appalachian Studies Conference to discuss scholarship and research on our region. In the wake of January's chemical spill into Elk River, a movement gains momentum to get a portion of the state designated as "The Birthplace of Rivers", and thus, a national monument. Our friends at Traveling 219 visit Moore's General Store in Hillsboro to take a look at the role of these nearly forgotten spots that became a hub not only for retail but also for community.

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West Virginia Morning
10:16 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Media Coverage of Elk River Spill, Appalachian Studies, & Studying Climate with Backyard Ice Rinks

West Virginia University's P.I. Reed School of Journalism holds a panel discussing how local media covered the Elk River chemical spill and water crisis that affected 300,000 West Virginians. The Appalachian Studies Association prepares to kick off their annual conference at Marshall University. And owners of backyard ice rinks provide some context in studying climate change.

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