appalachian studies

8th Annual Appalachian Research Community Symposium and Arts Showcase

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
UK College of Law Courtroom

Please, join us for the 8th Annual GARC (Graduate Appalachian Research Community) Symposium and Arts Showcase!  This event will be held on Saturday, February 18th, 2017 at the UK Law Building Courtroom. The specific daily schedule is currently being written and will be updated soon. The keynote panel this year includes a highly-esteemed group of speakers: Crystal Wilkinson, Dwight Billings, Ivy Brashear, and Robert Gipe. Undergraduate and Graduate students with research and work pertaining to Appalachia, from all Colleges and Universities, and from all disciplines are welcome and encouraged to submit poster and presentations proposals through the GARC website abstract submission form. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, February 1, 2017 by midnight. Students are not required to present to attend. We do ask that all presenters and non-presenters register to attend by midnight on Monday, February 6, 2017. For more information, details, and updates about the coming symposium, please visit the GARC website's Annual Research Symposium page!


UPK Poet Jane Hicks Wins 2015 James Still Award

Writer Jane Hicks has been named the recipient of the Appalachian Writers Association (AWA) 2015 James Still Award for Poetry for her book "Driving with the Dead: Poems," published by University Press of Kentucky (UPK).

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.

UK Tomorrow Corps Offers Unique Opportunity for UK Students, Appalachian Communities

When Ann Kingsolver, former director of the University of Kentucky Appalachian Center, began speaking with grandparents raising grandchildren in Appalachian communities, two things became clear to her.

Benham Coal Company Records Available Online

Records from Benham Coal Company, one of several Appalachian collections to be digitized by University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections Research Center as part of the National Endowment for the Humanities

'Goodbye Gauley Mountain' to be Screened, Discussed

Filmmakers Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle visit the University of Kentucky today, Tuesday, March 24, to screen and discuss their film “Goodbye Gauley Mountain: An Ecosexual Love Story.”

'Old-Time Music Gathering' Brings Appalachia to Lexington

The first Lexington Old-Time Music Gathering will do just that, bringing an Appalachian experience to Lexington with traditional Appalachian music and art.

Lectures Focus on How Appalachia Is Portrayed in Film

A series of lectures about Appalachians on film, begins January 27, with “Genre and Jessica Lynch” at 2 p.m. in William T. Young Library Auditorium.

6th Annual UK Graduate Appalachian Research Community Symposium & Arts Showcase

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

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:  The deadline for porposals is February 15, 2015.

Appalachian Center Hosting Screening, Discussion on Human Rights and Supermax Prisons in Appalachia

The University of Kentucky Appalachian Center will continue its Appalachian Forum with a screening of "Up the Ridge" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18.


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