2015 Annual Research Symposium

Rescheduled Date: Saturday April 18th, 2015

2015 UK Appalachian Research Symposium and Arts Showcase
Saturday, April 18, 2015 9:00am-5:00pm
University of Kentucky William T. Young Library

See Call for Participation for complete information

The University of Kentucky (UK) Appalachian Center, Appalachian Studies, and the Graduate Appalachian Research Community (GARC) seek to promote interdisciplinary dialogue on issues in Appalachia. We are proud to follow up our first five successful symposia with the 2015 UK Appalachian Research Symposium and Arts Showcase. We extend invitations to both undergraduate and graduate students of all disciplines who are currently attending an accredited Kentucky university or college, and registration is free for both presenters and attendees. The symposium is intended to foster a supportive community in which students from various fields can present their Appalachian-based research and creative work, learn from each other’s findings, and discuss research and practice obstacles, successes and potential points of collaboration. Students creating performance or visual artworks related to Appalachia are strongly encouraged to participate as well.

Presentation formats include:
  • Scholarly papers and organized panels
  • Scholarly posters
  • Roundtable conversations on Appalachian issues
  • Films, music, plays, art, and creative writing

Requirements and Important Information:

  • Work must be topically related to Appalachia, original, and produced in the last 3 years.
  • To be considered for inclusion in the Research Symposium OR the Arts Showcase students should submit a 200-250 word abstract online by midnight, February 15, 2015. Notice of submission acceptance will be emailed to the student within one week. To submit the abstract, visit the abstract submission page of the GARC website.   
  • Registration for presenters is online and must be completed by midnight February 28, 2015. To register, visit the presenter registration page of the GARC website.
  • Registration is free for both presenters and other attendees affiliated with an accredited Kentucky university or college. You are encouraged to attend even if you are not presenting. Those who want to attend, but not present, must also register online but have until midnight February 28, 2015. To register, visit the non-presenter registration page on the GARC website. Registration guarantees seating in our facilities, a light breakfast, and lunch, so if you choose to register the day of the conference, we will aim to accommodate everyone.

See the Call for Participation for more information 

Important Dates:

February 15, 2015: Presenter abstracts due
February 28, 2015: Registration due for both presenters and non-presenting attendees

For further questions please contact GARC President Kathryn Engle at kathryn.engle@uky.edu.  

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