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Call for papers issued for Annual Conference in World History and Economics

BOONE—A call for papers and panel presentation proposals has been issued for the 10th Annual Conference in World History and Economics to be held in April 2015 at Appalachian State University.

Specht named N.C. Humanities Council Board chairperson

GREENSBORO—Dr. Neva J. Specht of Deep Gap has been elected chair of the board of the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. She assumes leadership from Cynthia (Cindy) Brodhead of Durham, who served as chair from October 2012 to October 2014 and will continue as a council trustee for another year.

Eloranta elected an officer of the International Economic History Organization

BOONE—Dr. Jari Eloranta has been confirmed as secretary-general of the International Economic History Association (IEHA). The Appalachian State University history professor will serve for a minimum four-year term.

Latin American Film Festival begins Aug. 28

BOONE—A Latin American Film Festival will be held Thursdays beginning Aug. 28 at Appalachian State University. Admission to the films is free.

Browning receives Duncan Faculty Enrichment and Teaching Fellowship

BOONE—Associate Professor Judkin Browning from the Department of History at Appalachian State University has received the 2014 Wayne D. Duncan Appalachian State University Faculty Enrichment and Teaching Fellowship. The award is presented by Appalachian’s University College.

Ninth annual world history and economics conference held April 12 at Appalachian

Economic historian Mark Harrison will be the featured speaker

BOONE—The Appalachian Spring: Ninth Annual Conference in World History and Economics will be held April 12 at Appalachian State University.

Ninth annual world history and economics conference held April 12 at Appalachian

Economic historian Mark Harrison will be the featured speaker

BOONE—The Appalachian Spring: Ninth Annual Conference in World History and Economics will be held April 12 at Appalachian State University.

Krenn presents research at the Norwegian Nobel Institute

BOONE—Dr. Michael L. Krenn, professor of history and faculty coordinator for First Year Seminar at Appalachian State University, recently participated in a conference on “Selling America in an Age of Uncertainty: U.S. Public Diplomacy in the 1970s” held at the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo.

Appalachian professors to write book on Civil War history from a new perspective

By Jane Nicholson

BOONE—With more than 55,000 books in print about the Civil War, one might assume that there is no new information to be gleaned about the event that separated states, communities and families. But there is a topic that has received scant attention – the environmental history of the Civil War.