*** CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER*** 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 Wednesday, March 4, 2015 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in room 102 of the Whitehall Classroom 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.
The UK Appalachian Center is hosting a SWAP (Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress) Meeting from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Two of five 2014 Brown Award recipients, Lindsay Shade and Kathryn Engle will be presenting on their research. Each presenter has research interests in Appalachia and is a graduate students at the University of Kentucky.
***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.
The UK Appalachian Center is proud to host a SWAP (Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress) Meeting with our 2014 Summer Mini-Grant Recipients. Dr. Robin Vanderpool is a faculty memeber in the Department of Health Behavior. Dr. Kang Namkoong is faculty in the Department of Community Leadership and Development in the College of Ag. Michelle Justus Talbott is a graduate student here at the University of Kentucky. All of the applicants have research interests and focus in Appalachia. This meeting will be held from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the UK Appalachian Center on Thrusday, April 2, 2015.
Our newest episode of Office Hours is here! Listen in as we wrap up the semester with Jennifer Cramer, a professor from the Linguistics Program in the Department of English. Cramer discusses a variety of linguistics-related topics, ranging from her inspiration for her studies to hip hop and how stereotypes can be tied to dialect.
Office Hours is produced by the College of Arts & Sciences and airs on WRFL FM 88.1 every Wednesday from 2-3 p.m. This podcast was produced by Casey Hibbard.
Professor of Sociology Dwight Billings recently appeared as a guest on BBC World Service Radio to talk about hillbilly stereotypes. Billings says there has always been an interest in the American “other” – an interest that seems to have contrasting parts of fascination and fear.
Assistant Professor of Sociology Shannon Bell described her recent book, Our Roots Run Deep as Ironweed: Appalachian Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice, as a project that gives voice to her subjects: women fighting against the environmental effects of coal mining in Appalachia.
Hosted by the University of Kentucky Appalachian Center University of Kentucky Worsham Theatre April 11, 2014
The panel discuss service learning by young people volunteering in Appalachia as couriers with the Frontier Nursing Service. Anne Z. Cockerham, professor of history and associate dean for midwifery and women’s health at Frontier Nursing University, will read from her just-published book, "Unbridled Service: Growing Up and Giving Back as a Frontier Nursing Service Courier, 1928-2010." Michael Claussen and Nancy Reinhart of the Frontier Nursing University will tell stories from the 86 years of the courier program. Health practitioner Linda Ahrens and recent courier Bryanna McClure will share experiences of collaboration.