High Country Humanities is a collaboration between the College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian State University and community partners in Watauga County. We aim to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of the humanities in the local community, both within and outside the campus.


High Country Humanities seeks to sponsor and support local humanities events that are open to the public. In some cases, we will promote humanities events organized by our community partners, and in other cases, we will organize events ourselves. Whether the event takes place on the Appalachian State’s campus or elsewhere, High Country Humanities events will be open to everyone in the public interested in the humanities.

Get involved

High Country Humanities welcomes faculty and community input. We invite local stakeholders to contribute to this initiative. To get involved, please contact hchumanities@appstate.edu. Here are a few ways to participate:

  • Suggest an event for us to promote.
  • Nominate a community leader or humanities expert to serve on the advisory board.
  • Volunteer to help organize or staff an upcoming event.

Donors and sponsors

If you are interested in making a donation to support High Country Humanities, or if you are a local vendor who wishes to sponsor an upcoming event, please contact hchumanities@appstate.edu. Contributions of any amount make a difference!