appalachian studies

'Reel to Real' Film Series Presents 'In Country'

As part of the "Reel to Reel" film series, the Special Collections library will show 'In Country' on November 19th at 7 pm in Worsham Theater.

Ready To Represent: UK will be in full force at the 37th Annual National Women's Studies Association Conference

90 miles to the north of Lexington on the banks of the Ohio River is the “The Queen City.” The nickname itself could probably be the topic of a panel discussion when the 37th annual meeting of the National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) rolls into town in early November.

UKP Author/Activist Wins Appalachian Writers Book of Year Award

Author Helen Matthews Lewis has been named the recipient of the 2012 Appalachian Writers Association’s Book of the Year Award for Nonfiction for her book "Helen Matthews Lewis: Living Social Justice in Appalachia."

UK Special Collections to Present Exhibition of Students' Work

The University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections will highlight the projects of its first full cohort of Learning Lab interns with an undergraduate panel presentation, exhibition and reception.

Appalachian Center Event to Honor Kate Black, Archivist and Scholar

The UK Appalachian Center will sponsor an event honoring the contributions of Kate Black as an Appalachian Studies archivist and scholar who retired from the UK library faculty in January.

'UK at the Half' features Frank X Walker, Kentucky Poet Laureate

UK English Professor and Affrilachian poet Frank X Walker has been named Kentucky's Poet Laureate! In this segment from UK at the Half with Carl Nathe, Walker talks about the award and his childhood dreams of literary accomplishment. 

Shaunna Scott named Editor of the Journal of Appalachian Studies

Scott is a former president of the Appalachian Studies Association – which publishes the journal – and becomes the second sociologist from UK to serve as editor of JAS.

James S. Brown 2013 Graduate Student Award

The James S. Brown Award is given to honor the memory of Professor James S. Brown, a sociologist on the faculty of the University of Kentucky from 1946 to 1982, whose pioneering studies of society, demography, and migration in Appalachia (including his ethnography of “Beech Creek”) helped to establish the field of Appalachian Studies at U.K. and beyond.

Charting Economic Terrain in Appalachia: Amanda Fickey

Amanda Fickey, a University of Kentucky doctoral candidate was recently granted a year long research fellowship by the Central Appalachian Institute in Research and Development. The Institute, located in Pikeville, Kentucky, focuses heavily on improving educational access and issues of economic development in the Central Appalachian region.

Fickey, an instructor in the Department of Geography as well as in the Appalachian Studies Program while completing her doctoral studies, will spend 2013 as a fellow-in-residence at the institute. There she will focus her research around questions of regional identity and economic development throughout all of Appalachia. The fellowship is the first of its kind for CAIRD and Fickey hopes that her work this coming year will pave the way for other fellows and students to come.
 

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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Appalachian Center spring internship opportunities available

The University of Kentucky Appalachian Center announces the following internship opportunities for the spring semester, for undergraduate or graduate students. Each internship is for 10 hours per week, with $10/hr. compensation. Students from all colleges at UK are encouraged to apply, and there is special emphasis on providing this opportunity to UK students who are from the Appalachian region.

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