Abby Kerins was a poster presenter at the Lexington Farmer's Market on September 17th, 2011. Inspired by Alessandro Portelli, author of They Say in Harlan County, Kerins' research involved listening to (and reading transcripts of) oral histories from the coal-rich region of Appalachian Kentucky. Kerins focused on the role of women during coal miners' strikes in the 20th century.
Please, join us on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 for a very special event! As a part of the Arts & Sciences Passport to the World, Year of Europe, the UK Appalachian Center welcomes Alessandro Portelli for a talk entitled Roma Forestiera: Migrant Music in Rome. The talk will be held in the UKAA Auditorium in W. T. Young Library from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. This will be followed by a reception with light refreshments from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Alumni Gallery. A screening of the film Matewan will be offered in the Auditorium from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with an introduction by Professor Portelli. This event is free for UK Students, Faculty, and Staff.