(Alp)alachia: Celebrating Appalachia's International Connections 

on United Nations' International Mountain Day 2021

When: Saturday, Dec 11, 12pm - 2pm EST (United States)

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.


First hour: Presenters will summarize established connections between Appalachia and other mountain regions.
Second hour: 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 Logo of the Appalachian Studies Association


Dr. Christian Quendler, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Dr. Benjamin Robbins, University of Innsbruck, Austria

    • on the Austrian Alps

Dr. Theresa Burriss, Radford University, Virginia, USA
Dr. Donald Davis, Independent Scholar, USA

    • on the Carpathian Mountains

Mr. Thomas Hansell, Appalachian State University, North Carolina, USA

Ms. Siân Williams, South Wales Miners’ Library, Swansea University, Wales

    • on Wales

Ms. Nomcebo Dlamini, University of the Free State, South Africa
Dr. Grey Magaiza, University of the Free State, South Africa

    • on South Africa

Dr. Sasikumar Balasundaram, William & Mary, Virginia, USA
Dr. Ann E. Kingsolver, University of Kentucky, USA

Contact Info:
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
Contact Email: ledfordke@appstate.edu