Cody Miller will explore the history of the Winebarger Mill, a hydro-powered grist mill in Meat Camp, North Carolina. The mill is no longer in operation, but family food-ways help to preserve the mill's history and tell an important story about the intersections between production, consumption, and place.
About Cody Miller
Cody Miller is an adjunct instructor in the Department of Sustainable Development at Appalachian. His research and teaching interests include environmental history and place-based history; environmental humanities; comparative mountain studies; labor, political ecology/economy, and social movements; indigenous studies; agriculture and foodways; environmental knowledge systems; oral history, rural community development, and community-based history; and the United States (especially Appalachia, the American South, and New England). He earned an M.A. in History from the University of Maine and an M.A. in Appalachian Studies from Appalachian State University. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Environmental History at the University of Maine.
The Turchin Center Lectures Series are talks led by visiting or exhibiting artists, scholars and practitioners. These talks provide deeper insight into creative practice, context for current exhibitions or contemporary issues shaping the world in which art is created, experienced and interpreted.