Interdisciplinary Studies

Dr. Jessica Cory, editor of Appalachian Journal

Dr. Jessica Cory appointed editor of Appalachian Journal
Jul 8, 2024

Appalachian State University’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jessica Cory as the third editor of&...

Built in 1792, Fort Defiance is the former home of William Lenoir. Photo by Dr. Beth Davison

Students in "Antebellum Slavery in Appalachia" course design exhibit for Lenoir's Fort Defiance
May 2, 2024

LENOIR, N.C. — Students and faculty members from Appalachian State University's College of Arts and Sciences and Reich College of Education collabor...

Professor Alex Hooker playing “Cotton Eyed Joe” on the banjo for his Appalachian Strings class. Feb. 14, 2024. Hooker demonstrates how the song is supposed to sound before guiding his students along. Photo by Devon Richter

Strings of legacy: Alexander Hooker’s 25-year impact on App State
Apr 16, 2024

Alexander Hooker’s journey to old-time folk music started gradually, then suddenly. He has been a professor of Appalachian Strings here at...

Rodrigo Dorfman is a Chilean-born, Latino visual storyteller and community activist known for his work documenting the Great Latino Migration to the American South. Photo by Rodrigo Dorfman (rodrigodorfman.com).

September 26: "The Making of the Nuevo South" with Rodrigo Dorfman
Sep 13, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University's Center for Appalachian Studies, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Department of S...

The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at Appalachian State University

App State grant writing class raises $35,000 for local nonprofits
Jul 12, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University students enrolled in the Spring 2023 "Grants for Non-Profits" course applied their grant writing skills a...

Dr. Derek Martin, Dr. Maggie Sugg, Dr. Jeff Colby and Dr. Katherine Ledford

4 CAS faculty receive research, mentorship awards from the Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies
Apr 13, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University's Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies has announced the recipients of their 2022-23 f...

Appalachian Journal, founded in 1972, is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed quarterly featuring field research, interviews, and other scholarly studies of history, politics, economics, culture, folklore, literature, music, ecology, and a variety of other topics, as well as poetry and reviews of books, films, and recordings dealing with the region of the Appalachian mountains.

Appalachian Journal marks 50 years of spotlighting Appalachia
Mar 9, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University’s Appalachian Journal: A Regional Studies Review marks its 50th anniversary this academic yea...

“Calls from Home” is produced by Appalshop and Working Films. The 34-minute film will be screened Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at 7 p.m. in Room 114 of the Belk Library and Information Commons.

App State's Center for Appalachian Studies to present "Calls from Home" film screening
Mar 8, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University's Center for Appalachian Studies is proud to present a screening of “Calls from Home,” a short docume...

Appalachian studies graduate students Camden Phillips, Kevin Freeman, Sammy Osmond, Megan Hall and Yndiana Montes met with MountainTrue's High Country Watershed Coordinator, Hannah Woodburn, as part of their microplastics project.

App State's Center for Appalachian Studies prepares for AppalachiaFest
Mar 6, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University's Center for Appalachian Studies is preparing for the 46th Annual Appalachian Studies Association (ASA) C...

This badge signifies App State’s status as a Top Producer of Fulbright scholars and students for the 2022–23 academic year. The university is one of 18 schools nationwide to receive this honor. Image courtesy of Fulbright Program

App State honored as a Top Producer of Fulbright scholars, students for 2022–23
Feb 15, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University is one of 18 higher education institutions nationwide to be named a Top Producer of Fulbright scholars an...