Update: Appalachian Studies Association deadline extended to Oct. 18

The Appalachian Studies Association (ASA) is extending the deadline for proposals for its 2014 Annual Conference to Friday, Oct. 18. The conference will hosted by Marshall on March 28-30, 2014.

The interdisciplinary conference will explore and honor traditions of Appalachia while making appraisals of present-day Appalachia. It will feature dozens of interactive sessions and workshops, as well as several networking opportunities for Appalachian scholars, activists and artists.

Proposal types include individual scholarly papers by single or multiple authors, panel or group presentations, poster presentations, facilitated discussions, workshops and performance pieces including music, visual art, film, theater, readings of original works related to Appalachia and new “Un-Conference sessions,” which allow peer to-peer learning in a semi-structured setting.

All proposals must be submitted online using Marshall Digital Scholar on the Appalachian Studies Association’s website. Late and incomplete proposals cannot be considered or accepted. Receipt of proposals will be acknowledged via e-mail to all authors by Nov. 30.

For full proposal details, or to submit a proposal, visit