The Power of Place: NEH 2018 Summer Institute

Power and Place: Land and Peoples in Appalachia

The Power of Place: Land and Peoples in Appalachia

Dates: July 8 to July 20, 2018
Location: University of North Carolina at Asheville
Application Deadline:: March 1, 2018
Stipend:: $2100

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More is known about Appalachia that is untrue than about any other region of the country.

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APPALACHIA: A History of Mountains and People

We invite you to join our two week institute as we explore the landscape and culture of the Southern Appalachians. Using an environmental history approach, we will examine the role of the Appalachian mountains in shaping human societies and in turn the impact of people in shaping the mountains. By exploring the particular story of place and people in Appalachia, we see how environmental history presents new questions to interrogate past events, encourages an interdisciplinary approach to the study of place, and presents an excellent opportunity for team teaching in the classroom.

Please note the deadline is March 1, 2018 and the application cover sheet must be completed online:

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Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.