Appalachian Carpathian International Conference

10/07/2019 (All day) to 10/11/2019 (All day)
Brasov & Petrosani, Romania
Although separated by thousands of miles, an ocean and most of continental Europe, the Appalachian-Carpathian International Conference will bring scholars together to discuss important issues that affect both Appalachian and Carpathian mountain communities.
The 2019 conference will take place in Brasov and Petrosani, Romania, Oct. 7-11, 2019. The conference is titled "Making Place: Transitional and Post-Industrial Development in Mountain Communities." The program committee is currently accepting proposals for plenary and concurrent sessions. Topics range from cultural preservation and folklore to sustainable agriculture and forestry to community development and economic diversification.
Possible formats include:
  • individual scholarly research papers or sessions;
  • films, documentaries, videos and musical performances;
  • roundtable conversations on contemporary issues;
  • literary readings, plays and poetry recitations; and
  • photographic exhibitions and art installations.
The deadline to submit proposals was April 1, 2019. All proposals must be emailed to For more information on proposal submission details and the conference logistics, visit this website.
"This is a great opportunity for students and faculty from UK to network with an interdisciplinary group of scholars and consider the Appalachian region within a global context," said Kathryn Engle, associate director of the University of Kentucky Appalachian Center and Appalachian Studies Program. "The UK Appalachian Center has been a leader in conversations about global mountain regions, hosting international scholars and facilitating conferences and exchanges."
The conference is supported by numerous organizations including the UK Appalachian Center and Appalachian Studies Program, the Transylvania University of Brasov, the Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission, Radford University and distinguished Appalachian studies scholars from the United States.
The event will address experiences that mountain communities shares around the globe. Ann Kingsolver, former director of the UK Appalachian Center, recently co-edited a book that explores this topic titled “Global Mountain Regions: Conversations Toward the Future.” To learn more, visit
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