Congratulations to Philip, whose The Life of William Apess, Pequot has received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly, which calls the book an”engaging, insightful, and thoroughly detailed biography.”
The New York Times has noticed that there are a lot of women growing, canning, preserving, cooking, and brewing in North Carolina:
Women run the state’s pre-eminent pasture-raised meat and organic produce distribution businesses and preside over its farmers’ markets. They influence food policy and lead the state’s academic food studies. And each fall, the state hosts the nation’s only retreat for women in the meat business.
MC Taylor, frontman for the ascending Hiss Golden Messenger, played (with Megafaun’s Phil Cook) on Late Night with David Letterman recently. Dave, who seemed … unfamiliar with the band, was blown away. And you will be too. Take a look.
The Center for Global Initiatives at UNC-Chapel Hill will host “The State of The Plate: Food and the Local-Global Nexus,” a conference on foodways and the global south, March 27-28, 2015. They have issued a call for proposals that will remain open until November 15.
The conference will take place at the FedEx Global Education Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Among the event chairs is Marcie Cohen Ferris, associate professor in the Department of American Studies.
This recent article in Western North Carolina Magazine examines Cherokee efforts to strengthen traditional culture and language. It also features UNC American Indian Studies postdoctoral fellow, Ben Frey.
Link to Frank Stasio’s May 27, 2014 interview with John F. Kasson here.
Check out Laura Lacy’s wonderful piece on our first class of PhD students in the Graduate School’s Carolina Chronicle here.