Please, join us in welcoming Panagioti Tsolkas as part of our UK Appalachian Center Speaker Series! This talk is entitled Just Transition not Toxic Prisons: the Fight Against Prison Building in Coal Country. Mr. Tsolkas will present his talk in Room 208 of the White Hall Classroom Building on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. He is the current Special Projects Coordinator at the Human Rights Defense Center in Lake Worth, FL, the Prison Ecology Project, has been the editor for the Earth First! Journal, and has worked on many other projects and as an activist. This is a free event and has been co-sponsored by the Departments of Sociology and Political Science.
UK Faculty, Staff, and Students, please join us for our first SWAP (Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress) Event of the 2015-2015 academic year! Mary Beth Schmid, a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Kentucky will present her research with a talk entitled Linking Places, People, and Processes: Conventional Tomato Farming in the Southeastern US. Mary Beth is an awardee of the UK Appalachian Center's 2015 Eller/Billing Summer Research Mini-Grant. This talk will be at the UK Appalachian Center from 12:30 - 1:30 on Friday, September 11, 2015. Lunch will be provided.
The UK Appalachian Center is happy to welcome Dr.Bill Turner for an Appalachian Forum as part of our speaker series on Civil Rights, Labor and Environmental Social Movements in Appalachia. Dr. Turner's talk is entitled: Been to the Mountain: Origins of the Civil Rights Movement and will be held in the Whitehall Classroom Building, Room 110 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2015. This is a free event, and all are welcome to meet with our guest from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the UK Appalachian Center after the talk.
UK Students, Staff, and Faculty are welcome to join the UK Appalachian Center for a trip to tour the Benham Coal Museum in Benham, KY on Saturday, April 25, 2015. The group will meet at the UK Appalachian Center (624 Maxwelton Court) to leave by bus at 8 a.m. and return to Lexington by about 8 p.m. This tour is an opportunity to learn about the history of coal mining in eastern, KY through exhibits on company towns, viewing a mine portal, and hearing from scholars including Dr. Bill Turner on life in Benham and Lynch, KY throughout time. This is a free event, and we will accommodate as many as we can! Please RSVP by email to email@example.com to reserve a space on the bus by Thursday, April 16, 2015. (Please, send 1 RSVP per email.)
The UK Appalachian Center is proud to welcome Saakshi Joshi, a Visiting Fulbright Scholar. Ms. Joshi is giving a SWAP (Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress) Talk from 12 - 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2015 here at the Center. This talk is free and open to Students, Faculty, and Staff to attend. Her talk is entitled, Dammed Memories: Narratives of Belonging among Tehri Dam-displaced People in Uttarakhand, India.
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 Thursday, March 23, 2015 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the UK Law School's Auditorium (please, enter through the Memorial Hall side entrance of the 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.
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
CANCELED. Will be rescheduled: UK Law Building Auditorium (Please, enter from Memorial Hall side of building)
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 Helen Rosko, MS Candidate from the University of Tennessee--Knoxville. Ms. Rosko's talk is entitled, "Placing Modern Moonshine in America: Exploring Appalachia’s Role." This is part of the Appalachian Center's SWAP (Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress) series and will be held at the UK Appalachian Center on Friday, February 13, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. This is a free event for UK Students, Staff, and Faculty.