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ES-256823-17

James Agee Film Project (Charlottesville, VA 22902-4657)
Jamie Simpson Ross (Project Director: February 2017 to present)
Daniel S. Pierce (Co Project Director: August 2017 to September 2018)

The Power of Place: Land and Peoples in Appalachia

A two-week institute for thirty school teachers on the role of landscape in shaping southern Appalachian history and culture.


The Power of Place: Land and Peoples in Appalachia, a two-week institute on the environmental history of the southern Appalachians, will be held at the University of North Carolina Asheville from July 8 to July 22, 2017. The institute will host thirty K-12 educators from across the country and will be sponsored by the James Agee Film Project, producers of APPALACHIA: A History of Mountains and People, an award winning PBS series made with support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Power of Place will use insights from the field of environmental history to explore the role of landscape in shaping human culture and, in turn, the way humans have shaped the land, with the southern Appalachians as a case study.

Project fields:
American Studies; Cultural History; U.S. History

Program:
Institutes for School Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$145,003 (approved)
$145,003 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2017 – 9/30/2018