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Mobilizing the Arts in a Crisis: The WPA's Lessons for Today

The Cooperative for the Humanities and Social Sciences series "Crises and Creating Social Change" examines the Work Progress Administration "back to work" programs for artists during the Great Depression, notably, the Federal Theatre Project and Federal Music Project. Join Professors of Theater Herman Farrell and Nancy Jones, Professor of History David Hamilton, Emily Moses from the Kentucky Arts Council, and Professor Emeritus of Musicology Ron Pen as they explore ways in which these programs could be models for our response to COVID and economic crises. This program is co-sponsored by the UK Appalachian Center.
 
 
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Appalachian Center Open House

The Appalachian Center hosted an Open House at the Center, Tuesday September 25th from 11:30AM-2:00PM. The Appalachian Center is located at 624 Maxwelton Ct., across from the law school. A short welcome from Associate Director, Dr. Kathryn Engle, was given at noon and a delicious catered lunch was provided by Mimi's Southern Style Cooking. This was a free event open to UK faculty, staff and students and to the Lexington and Appalachian communities at large. Many ideas and introductions took place and we started the Fall semester off with a bang!

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8th Annual Appalachian Research Community Symposium and Arts Showcase

Please, join us for the 8th Annual GARC (Graduate Appalachian Research Community) Symposium and Arts Showcase!  This event will be held on Saturday, February 18th, 2017 at the UK Law Building Courtroom. The specific daily schedule is currently being written and will be updated soon. The keynote panel this year includes a highly-esteemed group of speakers: Crystal Wilkinson, Dwight Billings, Ivy Brashear, and Robert Gipe. Undergraduate and Graduate students with research and work pertaining to Appalachia, from all Colleges and Universities, and from all disciplines are welcome and encouraged to submit poster and presentations proposals through the GARC website abstract submission form. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, February 1, 2017 by midnight. Students are not required to present to attend. We do ask that all presenters and non-presenters register to attend by midnight on Monday, February 6, 2017. For more information, details, and updates about the coming symposium, please visit the GARC website's Annual Research Symposium page!

 

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UK College of Law Courtroom

SWAP Talk with Kathryn Engle and Jasper Waugh-Quasebarth, 2016 Recipients of Eller & Billings Student Research Awards

This SWAP (Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress) event will feature talks by two recipients of 2016 UK Appalachian Center Eller and Billings Student Research Awards.  Kathryn Engle presents Stinking Creek Stories: Life, Agriculture, and Community in Rural Southeastern Kentucky; Jasper Waugh-Quasebarth presents "You can make a tree sing: that's the magic": Musical Instrument Makers and the Re-enchantment of Livelihood and Material in West Virginia.  Both awardees are UK Graduate Students.  This is a free event for UK Students, Faculty, and Staff!

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UK Appalachian Center

SWAP Talk, Appalachia Kentucky Up Close: Population Trends and Projections for Eastern Kentucky Counties

Please, join us as we welcome Julie N. Zimmerman for a SWAP (Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress) Talk here at the UK Appalachian Center on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Dr. Zimmerman is a Coughenour Professor of Rural Sociology and works with the Departments of Sociology, Community and Leadership Development, and Appalachian Studies.  Her talk is entitled Appalachia Kentucky Up Close: Population Trends and Projections for Eastern Kentucky Counties.  This is a free event for UK Students, Faculty, and Staff!

 

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New Directors Named for Appalachian Center and Appalachian Studies Program

The University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences has named Shaunna Scott as the new director of its Appalachian Studies Program and Christopher Barton as the new director of the Appalachian Center.

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