Blurred Boundaries: The Experience of War and Its Aftermath is a project located in Boone, North Carolina that organizes and supports discussions between veterans, family members, and the community on stories about the human experience of war.

Discussions explore ways in which clear boundaries between home and alien territory, friend and enemy, and right and wrong often become blurred during war. These discussions draw from participants’ experiences as well as novels, memoirs, photographs, and films about two wars: the Civil War and Vietnam War.  

The project is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the Dialogues on the Experience of War initiative and works in collaboration with the Appalachian Veterans Arts and Humanities Collective at Appalachian State University.