appalachian studies

Panel to Discuss Hydraulic Fracturing for Natural Gas in Ky.

The University of Kentucky’s Appalachian Center and Appalachian Studies Program will feature a panel discussion about hydraulic fracturing (or “fracing”) as a way of extracting natural gas in Kentucky. The event, part of the Appalachian Forum series, will take place from 7-9 p.m Thursday, Feb. 23, in Room 106 of UK's White Hall Classroom Building.

Lecture and Concert to Focus on Place, Art and Music in Eastern Ky

Next lecture in "Place Matters" series to take place this Friday. The talk is entitled "Somewheres on the Track: Place, Art, and Music in Eastern Kentucky"

Research and Reggabilly: UK Appalachian Center Brings Artist Ras Alan to Research Symposium

Appalachian-Reggae music artist Ras Alan give concert at Singletary Center.

Deadline for Appalachian Research Symposium Call for Papers Is Dec. 15

Students are encouraged to submit abstracts of their work related to Appalachia for presentation at the third annual Appalachian Research Symposium and Arts Showcase. The deadline for the call for papers is Dec. 15.

UK Appalachian Center Hosts AMI Film Showcase

Young people from the Appalachian Media Institute (AMI) will be showcasing three films on campus this week that give a realistic look at Appalachia.

Ann Kingsolver featured in UK at the Half with Carl Nathe

Carl Nathe recently interviewed one of our own faculty members for his UK at the Half segment, which airs during each UK football game. He spoke with Ann Kingsolver, Director of the UK Appalachian Center and a professor in the Department of Anthropology, about her work in the area. Kingsolver is excited to be part of the Center and the Appalachian Studies Program and is busy exploring ways to become more involved in the community – for the university, faculty, and students. She stresses the importance of interdisciplinary work and research at the Appalachian Center in looking at complex issues throughout the region. Her hope is to build strong partnerships with local communities which would also allow students attending classes at UK to work in their local communities in the region.

Visiting Professor To Discuss Environmental History

University of Massachusetts-Lowell history professor will discuss the history of environmentalism and its connection to the modern-day struggle against mountaintop removal.

Meet Ann Kingsolver: New Faculty 2011

At the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester, we met with all of the new faculty hires in the College of Arts and Sciences. This series of podcasts introduces them and their research interests. Ann Kingsolver is the director of the Appalachian Center and Appalachian Studies Program at UK and is also a professor in the Department of Anthropology. Kingsolver does comparative research in the U.S, Mexico, and Sri Lanka that addresses the effects of globalization and transnational policy on people's livelihoods and identities and how people make sense of these changes.

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