Appalachian/Carpathian International Conference: Making Place: Transitional and Post-Industrial Development in Mountain Communities
Abstr. due: 01.04.2019
Dates: 07.10.19 — 11.10.19
Area Of Sciences: History and archeology;
Organizing comittee e-mail: AppalachiansCarpathians2019@gmail.com
Organizers: Transilvania University of Brașov; Romanian--U.S. Fulbright Commission; the University of Kentucky Appalachian Center and Appalachian Studies Program; Radford University
We invite participation in an International Conference (Romania, October 7-11, 2019) being supported by the Transilvania University of Brașov; Romanian--U.S. Fulbright Commission; the University of Kentucky Appalachian Center and Appalachian Studies Program; Radford University; and distinguished Appalachian Studies scholars from the U.S.A. The program committee is now accepting a select number of proposals for plenary and concurrent sessions on topics ranging from cultural preservation and folklore, community development, critical representations of mountain cultures in literature and arts, creative place-making, sustainable agriculture and forestry, ecological tourism, economic diversification, and other issues related to mountain life in both the Appalachians and Carpathians.
- individual scholarly research papers or sessions
- films, documentaries, videos, and musical performances
- roundtable conversations on contemporary issues
- literary readings, plays, and poetry recitations
- photographic exhibitions, art installations
All U.S. presenters must register for the conference and pay a registration fee of $250 ($200 for students and NGO participants), which will cover the following: roundtrip transportation from Brașov to the Jiu Valley, two nights’ lodging at Hotel Rusu, two dinners at Rusu (Wednesday and Thursday evenings), tour at Petrila mine, tour at Romanian Plumber Museum, and two conference lunches. Although European participants are required to pay a €200 registration fee, Romanian passport holders may attend all plenary and concurrent sessions free of charge.
While conference organizers cannot directly assist with international air travel expenses, some grant monies may be made available through U.S. governmental agencies or non-profit foundations. Hotel, food, and other costs while in Romania will be kept to a minimum by the conference organizers.The program committee is also considering options for non-presenters, i.e., individuals who might be interested in participating in the conference events without officially submitting a paper or session proposal.