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Lecture on slave impressment during the Civil War in North Carolina presented April 14

BOONE—Civil war historian Jaime Amanda Martinez will speak April 14 at Appalachian State University on “Slave Impressment and Political Dissent in Governor Zeb Vance’s North Carolina.” Her lecture begins at 6 p.m. in room 114 Belk Library and Information Commons. The public is invited to attend.

Conference for historians of Britain and Ireland held Sept. 26

BOONE—A one-day conference for historians of Britain and Ireland celebrating the journal ALBION will be held Saturday, Sept. 26, at Appalachian State University. The conference marks 10 years since the final issue of ALBION, the prestigious and influential journal of British studies that was based in the Department of History.

Hudnall and Keeter honored for excellence in teaching in Appalachian’s general education program

BOONE—Amy Hudnall and Rebecca Keeter have been honored for their exemplary teaching in Appalachian State University’s general education program.

Noted scholar to discuss ‘Billy Graham: America’s Pastor’ March 31

BOONE—Dr. Grant Wacker, the Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Christian History at Duke Divinity School, will present the talk “Billy Graham and the Shaping of a Nation,” March 31 at Appalachian State University.

Call for papers for 10th Annual Conference in World History and Economics

BOONE—Feb. 10 is the deadline for a call for papers and panel presentation proposals for the 10th Annual Conference in World History and Economics to be held in April 10 – 11 at Appalachian State University.

Call for papers issued for Annual Conference in World History and Economics

BOONE—A call for papers and panel presentation proposals has been issued for the 10th Annual Conference in World History and Economics to be held in April 2015 at Appalachian State University.

Specht named N.C. Humanities Council Board chairperson

GREENSBORO—Dr. Neva J. Specht of Deep Gap has been elected chair of the board of the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. She assumes leadership from Cynthia (Cindy) Brodhead of Durham, who served as chair from October 2012 to October 2014 and will continue as a council trustee for another year.

Eloranta elected an officer of the International Economic History Organization

BOONE—Dr. Jari Eloranta has been confirmed as secretary-general of the International Economic History Association (IEHA). The Appalachian State University history professor will serve for a minimum four-year term.

Latin American Film Festival begins Aug. 28

BOONE—A Latin American Film Festival will be held Thursdays beginning Aug. 28 at Appalachian State University. Admission to the films is free.