Appalachian Center Projects

 

Current Programs & Initiatives

Appalachian Forum

The Appalachian Forum series showcases community-based and university-based speakers from around the region.

Conversations with Gurney Series

The Conversations with Gurney Series features writers and creatives from around the region in conversation with Gurney Norman, Appalachian Center Scholar-In-Residence. 

Race and Environmental Justice in Appalachia

The Appalachian Center is collaborating on several projects and events relating to race and the environment in the region.
 
 

Coal Camp Documentary Project

The Coal Camp Documentary Project is an ongoing collaboration between the University of Kentucky Appalachian Center and community members to map and document historic company coal mining towns in eastern Kentucky.

Appalachian Land Study

In the late 1970s the Appalachian Land Ownership Task Force studied and documented land ownership and use throughout the Appalachian region, culminating in the publication of data for 80 counties and the 1983 book Who Owns Appalachia?: Land Ownership and Its Impact published by the University Press of Kentucky. Around 2016 the Appalachian Land Study Working Group formed. Made up of academics, students, activists, and community members in several states, the group is currently working on a new study of Appalachian land and mineral ownership, use, and taxation. This multifaceted project involves participatory research and academic-community partnerships.  

Appalnet

Appalnet is a LISTSERV hosted by the University of Kentucky and operated by volunteers. For more information and to subscribe click here.

 

Past Programs & Initiatives

Fall 2012 International Conference, "Global Mountain Regions: Contributions and Challenges"

In Fall 2012, the Appalachian Center hosted an international conference called Global Mountain Regions: Contributions and Challenges.

Post office Project

Because the proposed closing of post offices in Kentucky inordinately affects rural Appalachian areas, we will be engaged in a year-long participatory research project documenting the role of post offices in Appalachian communities. We invite K-12 teachers, librarians, historical societies, nursing homes, artists, college classes and others to collaborate with us on a theater production and documentary film that will circulate through Appalachian schools and libraries next year. If you are interested in contributing to that collective documentary project, please contact 859-257-4852.

UK Tommorow Corps

 

 
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