August 30, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Appalachia Population History Project Showcases Undergraduate Research, Sept. 30

The Appalachia Population History Project is hosting a fall welcome event to showcase the project’s undergraduate experiences and research throughout the past year on Tuesday, Sept. 30, from 4 to 6 p.m. in Baker Center 230.

Appalachia Population History Project  logoThe Appalachia Population History Project is a regional study of historical population health and culture for Southeastern Ohio with particular focus on the Hocking river valley. The project centers on human populations in the region beginning with its settlement by European-Americans during the late 18th century, and continuing through the establishment of extractive industries such as coal and clay, to the decline of these industries in the mid- to late-20th century.

The APHP was established in 2013 with a pilot study, the Buchtel Cemetery Project, which already has begun to provide insights into the health and culture of the small mining town of Buchtel, OH. It is expected that this pilot project will form the template for expansion into other communities in Southeastern Ohio.

The project involves two faculty, Dr. Nancy Tatarek and Dr. Paul Patton, in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology. Additionally, the project is supported by numerous College of Arts & Sciences undergraduate students. These students have been working since last year using interdisciplinary methods to examine historical trends in health conditions in the region.

Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to or by Sept. 23.


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