The Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Gender in Appalachia (CSEGA)will be presenting the "Piecing It Together: Ethnicity and Gender in Appalachia" Conference, March 3-5, 2000. The Center, which is funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, examines the relationships of ethnicity, gender, and the region and is seeking to provide a research database that mirrors the multi-dimensional aspects within Appalachian identity.
Presentations will feature fellow scholars: Dr. Susan Eacker & Mr. Geoff Eacker, Dr. Linda Tate, Dr. Roberta Campbell, Dr. Fred Barkey, Drs. Ancella Bickley & Rita Wicks-Nelson, as well as a number of scholars throughout the region. In addition to scholarly presentations, the conference will also include two interactive multi-media exhibits: "Pointing the Way" (featuring the work of the Rockefeller scholars) and "Banjo Women" (photographic and audio samples of women banjo players); a presentation on Appalachian Women's Writing; "The Irish in West Virginia: Mapping Their Influence"; a children's opera, "Fiddler's Ghost"; storytelling workshop; and Appalachian music.
There is no registration fee required for attendance, but registration is necessary. Due to limited seating, early registration is encouraged. For additional information, contact Mary Thomas, Administrative Assistant, at the CSEGA Office at Marshall University, 304-696-3348, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to her attention at CSEGA, 400 Hal Greer Blvd., Huntington, WV 25755. You may also visit the CSEGA website at http://www.marshall.edu/csega
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