appalachian center

New Directors Named for Appalachian Center and Appalachian Studies Program

The University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences has named Shaunna Scott as the new director of its Appalachian Studies Program and Christopher Barton as the new director of the Appalachian Center.

Benham Coal Museum Tour

UK Students, Staff, and Faculty are welcome to join the UK Appalachian Center for a trip to tour the Benham Coal Museum in Benham, KY on Saturday, April 25, 2015.  The group will meet at the UK Appalachian Center (624 Maxwelton Court) to leave by bus at 8 a.m. and return to Lexington by about 8 p.m.  This tour is an opportunity to learn about the history of coal mining in eastern, KY through exhibits on company towns, viewing a mine portal, and hearing from scholars including Dr. Bill Turner on life in Benham and Lynch, KY throughout time.  This is a free event, and we will accommodate as many as we can!  Please RSVP by email to erin.norton@uky.edu to reserve a space on the bus by Thursday, April 16, 2015. (Please, send 1 RSVP per email.)

 

Date: 
Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 8:00am to 8:00pm
Location: 
Benham, KY

SWAP Meeting, "Dammed Memories: Narratives of Belonging among Tehri Dam-Displaced People in Uttarakhand, India"

The UK Appalachian Center is proud to welcome Saakshi Joshi, a Visiting Fulbright Scholar.  Ms. Joshi is giving a SWAP (Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress) Talk from 12 - 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2015 here at the Center.  This talk is free and open to Students, Faculty, and Staff to attend.  Her talk is entitled, Dammed Memories: Narratives of Belonging among Tehri Dam-displaced People in Uttarakhand, India.

Date: 
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: 
UK Appalachian Center, 624 Maxwelton Court

CANCELED. Will be rescheduled: Birds of Opulence: Black Women, Madness, and Resilience in Appalachia

 

                                                                              CANCELED.  Will be rescheduled. 

The UK Appalachian Center is proud to welcome Crystal Wilkinson for a mini-residency that will include an Appalachian Forum entitled: Birds of Opulence: Black Women, Madness, and Resilience in Appalachia.  This event is free, open to the public, and will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2015 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the UK Law School's Auditorium (please, enter through the Memorial Hall side entrance of the building).  Ms. Wilkinson will give a public reading and hold a discussion with attendees.  There is a public reception at the UK Appalachian Center, 624 Maxwelton Court from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. before the reading and discussion.

Date: 
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
CANCELED. Will be rescheduled: UK Law Building Auditorium (Please, enter from Memorial Hall side of building)

A Look Inside Gender, Film, and Appalachia

Carol Mason's class examines the range of representation in images of Appalachia and Appalachians in popular media.

***EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER***6th Annual Appalachian Research Community Symposium and Arts Showcase

***THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO DANGEROUS WEATHER CONDITIONS. WE WILL RESCHEDULE AND POST UPDATES WHEN PLANS ARE FINALIZED*** The University of Kentucky Graduate Appalachian Research Community presents the 6th Annual UK Appalachian Research Community Symposium and Arts Showcase on Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the William T. Young Library.  This year's keynote speaker is Lisa Conley, Ph.D. Her research interests focus on foodways, environmental sustainability, and local food politics in motivating the self-provisioning practices of people in rural and urban Kentucky.  Please, find more information about registration or proposal submition here: https://appalachiancenter.as.uky.edu/annual-research-symposium.  The deadline to submit abstracts is February 15, 2015.  Registration for presenters and non-presenters is free.  Undergraduate and Graduate students are welcome to register.

Date: 
Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: 
William T. Young Library

UK Appalachian Research Symposium and Arts Showcase Now Accepting Submissions

The University of Kentucky Appalachian Center,Appalachian Studies and the Graduate Appalachian Research Community (GARC) are announcing a call for participation for the 2015 UK Appalachian Research Symposium and Arts Showcase.

"Placing Modern Moonshine in America: Exploring Appalachia’s Role", a SWAP Meeting with Helen Rosko

The UK Appalachian Center is proud to host Helen Rosko, MS Candidate from the University of Tennessee--Knoxville.  Ms. Rosko's talk is entitled, "Placing Modern Moonshine in America: Exploring Appalachia’s Role."  This is part of the Appalachian Center's SWAP (Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress) series and will be held at the UK Appalachian Center on Friday, February 13, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.  This is a free event for UK Students, Staff, and Faculty.

Date: 
Friday, February 13, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: 
UK Appalachian Center, 624 Maxwelton Court

Global Uttarakhand: Development, Neoliberalism and Social Justice in Himalayan India

The UK Appalachian Center welcomes Dr. Rebecca Klenk from the University of Tennessee Knoxville.  She will be giving a talk entitled Global Uttarakhand: Development, Neoliberalism and Social Justice in Himalayan India as a part of our Appalachian Forum Series on Civil Rights, Labor and Environmental Social Movements in Appalachia.  Her talk will be held in the Niles Gallery from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Monday, March 9, 2015.  A reception will follow at the UK Appalachian Center from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Date: 
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Niles Gallery
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6th Annual UK Graduate Appalachian Research Community Symposium & Arts Showcase

This is the 6th Annual GARC Symposium and Art Showcase. Graduates students with research and/or artistic interests in Appalachia are encouraged to submit proposals via the website.  This is an opportunity for students to present their work on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the W. T. Young Library, Room B108-C on UK's Campus.  This event is planned by members of GARC (Graduate Appalachian Research Community), with support from the UK Appalachian Center.  The times listed above are tentative for the event, and this page will be updated continually.  Please, see the GARC page on this website for more information, the Call for Participation, and to submit your proposal: https://appalachiancenter.as.uky.edu/graduate-appalachian-research-community.  The deadline for porposals is February 15, 2015.

Date: 
Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Location: 
W. T. Young Library

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