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.
Congratulations to Professor John Kasson! His new book The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression: Shirley Temple and 1930s America was recently reviewed in The Atlantic. Read the review here.
In addition to its review in The Atlantic, you can read reviews for The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Washington Post, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the Weekly Standard, and Newsday.
Congratulations to Professor Dan Cobb, who will have contributions to two edited volumes, Beyond Two Worlds (SUNY Press) and Native Diasporas (University of Nebraska Press), published this summer. The chapters are drawn from his ongoing research on the life and work of Flathead author and activist D’Arcy McNickle and the the international context of Native activism, respectively.