geography

Where Are You Drinking?

Thanks to work by a group of geographers at the University of Kentucky, to ask “Where are you drinking?” may be just as telling as “What are you drinking?”

Cultural Geographer Karl Raitz to Receive Award for Intellectual Achievement

Professor Karl Raitz of the Department of Geography has been award the 2014 UK Libraries Award for Intellectual Achievement.

Karl Raitz - Rock Fences of the Bluegrass: Revisited

Karl Raitz - Rock Fences of the Bluegrass: Revisited University of Kentucky Arts and Sciences Department of Geography March 2014

Interrupted Service: Gwen Schaefer's Peace Corps Experience in Ukraine

University of Kentucky alumni really do get all around the world. Gwendolyn Schaefer (International Studies/Geography 2013) traveled to Ukraine after her graduation as part of a 27 month long service period with the United State Peace Corps. Unfortunately, Gwen and other Peace Corps volunteers were forced to evacuate from the area in February 2014 due to mounting safety concerns.

Here, Gwen tells us about her time in Ukraine, the people and culture of the nation, and what it was like working there with the Peace Corps.

This podcast was produced by David Cole.

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UK Awards More than $500K to Innovate Instructional Delivery

A&S Professors Matt Zook and Arnold Stromberg have been granted more than $200,000 to improve education, engagement and retention.

Geotech Engineer and UK Alum Scott Murray to Give E-Day Talk

UK alumnus Scott Murray, senior vice president at Stantec, will speak on geographic information systems as part of the College of Engineering's E-Day celebration.

Matthew Wilson: New Lines

New Lines

Matthew W. Wilson, Harvard University and University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky Geography Colloquium 15 November 2013

In the twenty years that have passed since the fabled Friday Harbor meetings of November 1993, where GIS practitioners and critical human geographers agreed to a cease-fire, the GIS & Society agenda has been reflected upon, pushed forward, and diffracted in few (but intellectually significant) arenas. Critical, participatory, public participation, and feminist GIS have given way more recently to qualitative GIS, GIS and non-representational theory, and the spatial digital humanities. Traveling at the margins of these efforts has been a kind of social history of mapping and GIS. And while GIScience has been conversant and compatible with many of these permutations in the GIS & Society agenda, a social history of mapping and GIS (as signaled most directly by John Pickles in 2004) has perhaps the least potential for tinkering with GIScience practice (see recent conversation between Agnieszka Leszczynski and Jeremy Crampton in 2009). Perhaps this disconnect is growing, as can be witnessed in the feverish emergence of a ‘big data’ analytics/representation perspective within the contemporary GISciences (alongside the growth of funding paths around cyberinfrastructure). What then is the relevance and role of a social history of GIS for GIScience practice? In this presentation, I sketch and reflect upon a diversity of efforts that address this question.

Urban Poverty is Focus of UK's 20th Breathitt Lecture

Geography and Islamic Studies undergraduate Evan Sweet will present the 20th annual Edward T. Breathitt Undergraduate Lectureship in the Humanities on Jan. 30.

All The Right Ingredients: Sydney Dobson

Sydney Dobson's travels to Uganda will combine a number of her passions into one endeavor.

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