Many Mountains Fall Festival

The Many Mountains Fall Festival is a student led, student planned, week-long celebration of Appalachian and Latinx cultures. Including arts, music, food, and dance, the festival celebrates Appalachian cultural diversity with a special emphasis on Latinx experiences and expressions in the region. The week will be anchored by a performance by Cornbread and Tortillas, a dynamic bilingual production that features stories, music, and dancing.

Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief - Donations & Updates


PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (AP/WYMT) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency officials say continued rental assistance may be available for people in 12 eastern Kentucky counties who were affected by flooding in July. The counties are Breathitt, Clay, Floyd, Knott, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, Owsley, Perry, Pike and Whitley.

To be eligible, residents must have been awarded initial rental assistance and must have used it as intended. The initial award covered two months. To request an application, contact FEMA at (800) 621-3362.

Homeowners and renters who haven’t applied for disaster assistance can apply online at disasterassistance.gov, call FEMA or use the FEMA mobile app.


ASA Education Committee Teaching Chat

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 12:00pm
Virtual Via Zoom

The Appalachian Studies Association Education Committee is excited to host virtual "Teaching Chats." We invite postsecondary and K-12 teachers who cover Appalachian Studies or issues related to the Appalachian region to join us on Wednesday, April 27 from Noon to 1PM. During these informal chats we will discuss pedagogy, successes, syllabi development, teaching resources, challenges, and other topics of interest to teaching about Appalachia on both the K-12 and post-secondary level. Please register below to join us. 

These chats are in partnership with the UK Appalachian Center & Appalachian Studies Program and UK First Generation Student Services

Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Coffee Hour

Repeats every 2 weeks every Thursday until Fri Dec 02 2022 .
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 10:00am
Thursday, September 8, 2022 - 10:00am
Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 10:00am
Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 10:00am
Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 10:00am
Thursday, November 3, 2022 - 10:00am
Thursday, November 17, 2022 - 10:00am
Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 10:00am
624 Maxwelton Ct, Zoom

The Appalachian Center invites you to our drop-in Coffee Hour, Thursday from 10-11 AM. We welcome students, faculty, staff, and community members for coffee and light refreshments. Come visit with others interested in the region and learn more about the work of the Appalachian Center and the Appalachian Studies Program. Coffee Hour is a space to exchange ideas for programs, initiatives, and events, discuss regional issues, and share research in a casual, collegial atmosphere.

Join us in person, or virtually via Zoom!






Friday, April 1, 2022 - 3:30pm
John Jacob Niles Gallery - Lucille Little Fine Arts Library, Zoom

Please join us for a virtual performance and Q&A featuring Appalasia. Appalasia was formed by Mimi Jong, Jeff Berman, and Sue Powers in Pittsburgh, PA. Together they have created an evocative and ambitious performance language for dulcimer, erhu, banjo, and vocals that combines the influence of their folk-roots with original composition and inspired improvisation.

This event is co-sponsored by the UK Appalachian Center & Appalachian Studies Program, the John Jacob Niles Center for American Music, Passport to the World's Year of Cultures Without Borders, the Gaines Center for the Humanities, and the Office of China Initiatives. It is presented in association with the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology.

We'll have a virtual viewing session at the John Jacob Niles Gallery, April 1st, at 3:30PM, or you can tune in via Zoom: https://uky.zoom.us/j/83469552756