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The Appalachian Studies Association will hold its twenty-fifth annual conference on March 15-17, 2002, at Unicoi State Park in the mountains of north Georgia. The theme of the conference will be "Voices from the Margins--Living on the Fringe," in which participants are invited to explore the experiences of southern and central highlanders on the geographic edges of the region as well as those marginalized in other ways: Latinos, African Americans, Cherokees, women and girls, gays and lesbians, prisoners, and others. The Appalachian Studies Conference is an interdisciplinary gathering of academics and activists, writers and filmmakers, musicians, craftsmen, and artists. Proposals for submissions of all types--scholarly sessions, live performances, poetry readings, displays, film showings--are invited. Twelve copies of proposals, consisting of one-page abstracts, along with brief c.v.'s of all participants, should be mailed by September 28, 2001, to the Program Chair: Professor Patricia D. Beaver, Director, Center for Appalachian Studies, Appalachian State University, P.O. Box 32018, Boone, North Carolina 28608. E-mails and faxes cannot be accepted. For more information, contact Professor Beaver at (828) 262-4089;; or visit the ASA website at:

"Imaging North Carolina: The Early Years of Photography" will be the subject of a conference at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh on November 9, 2001. The North Carolina Literary and Historical Association, Federation of Historical Societies, North Caroliniana Society, North Carolina Collection, and Museum of History are co-sponsors. The conference will feature papers on the early technology and the photographers who helped shape the visual image of the state. Presenters will be Stephen Massengill on pioneering nineteenth-century photographers, Jesse R. Lankford on early iconographic types, Jennifer Bean Bower on early photography in the Moravian communities, Bob Zeller on "The Civil War in Depth," and Jerry W. Cotten on the artistic imagery of Nace Brock and Bayard Wootten. Veteran photographer Hugh Morton will be the dinner speaker. For information, contact: Jo Ann Williford, Division of Archives and History, 4610 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, North Carolina 27699; phone: 919-733-7305; or e-mail:

The University of Alabama School of Law has published a pamphlet containing a brief biography of Howell Heflin and a guide to the school's Heflin Collection. The School of Law will be happy to send a copy at no charge to anyone who requests one. Contact: Paul Pruitt, Asst. Law Librarian, Box 870383, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0383; phone 205-348-5925; fax: 205-348-1112.

The University of North Texas's annual Teaching of History Conference is scheduled for September 22, 2001. The conference features three sessions on world history, three on United States history, and three on Texas history. The theme for this year's conference is "The World of the Family." John Mack Faragher, the Arthur Unobskey Professor of History at Yale University, will deliver the luncheon address and also present a session on families in the American westward movement. Presenters in each session will give informational lectures, make suggestions about teaching methods, and provide a bibliography of major sources. The target audience includes schoolteachers, grades 4-12, plus college and university faculty. For additional details contact Gregg Cantrell, Dept. of History, University of North Texas, P.O. Box 310650, Denton, Texas 76203-0650; e-mail:

Call for papers: The Douglas Southall Freeman and Southern Intellectual History Circle Conference, entitled "Virginia's Civil War and Aftermath, 1850-1900," will assemble at the University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia, February 21-23, 2002. Panels may cover such topics as: pre-Civil War Virginia politics; military operations and leadership; race relations in slavery and freedom; religious developments; civilian and military morale during and after the war; issues of gender; family life; and developments in letters and education. …


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