appalachian center

SWAP Meeting with 2014 Brown Award Recipients

The UK Appalachian Center is hosting a SWAP (Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress) Meeting from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 19, 2015.  Two of five 2014 Brown Award recipients, Lindsay Shade and Kathryn Engle will be presenting on their research.  Each presenter has research interests in Appalachia and are graduate students at the University of Kentucky.

Date: 
Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: 
UK Appalachian Center

Lexington Old-Time Music Gathering

Please, join in the fun at the Lexington Old-Time Music Gathering in Lexington, KY!  This event spans February 12, 2015 through February 15, 2015 and has something for everyone.  This is an opportunity for community engagement, learning about traditional mountain music, and hearing artists perform.  During the Saturday, 2/14/15 event, there will be fun for all ages at the Appalachian Youth Day portion of the event from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Admission for the Youth Day is free, and there will be workshops, open mic, jam sessions, singing, and dances!  (Please note that a parent must accompany children at all times.)  Please, see the Lexington Old-Time Music Gathering website for detailed information, including a full schedule of performers and events: http://lexoldtime.com/.

Date: 
Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 7:30pm to Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 8:30pm
Location: 
Various including ArtsPlace, 161 North Mill Street, Lexington, KY, Al's Bar, Willy's Locally Known, and Windy Corner Market

"Placing Modern Moonshine in America: Exploring Appalachia's Role"

The UK Appalachian Center is proud to host Helen Rosko, MS Candidate from the University of Tennessee--Knoxville.  Ms. Rosko's talk is entitled, "Placing Modern Moonshine in America: Exploring Appalachia’s Role."  This is part of the Appalachian Center's SWAP (Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress) series and will be held at the UK Appalachian Center on Friday, February 13, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.  This is a free event for UK Students, Staff, and Faculty.

Date: 
Friday, February 13, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: 
UK Appalachian Center

Office Hours with Jennifer Cramer

Our newest episode of Office Hours is here! Listen in as we wrap up the semester with Jennifer Cramer, a professor from the Linguistics Program in the Department of English. Cramer discusses a variety of linguistics-related topics, ranging from her inspiration for her studies to hip hop and how stereotypes can be tied to dialect.

Office Hours is produced by the College of Arts & Sciences and airs on WRFL FM 88.1 every Wednesday from 2-3 p.m. This podcast was produced by Casey Hibbard.

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An Appalachian Literary Pioneer

A new book published by the University Press of Kentucky honors the legacy of prolific Kentucky writer, teacher, and scholar Jim Wayne Miller.

Appalachian Center Hosting Screening, Discussion on Human Rights and Supermax Prisons in Appalachia

The University of Kentucky Appalachian Center will continue its Appalachian Forum with a screening of "Up the Ridge" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18.

From South Africa to Appalachia, The Power of Resilience and Community

Anthropology alumna Jasmine Newman is using her bachelor's degree in cultural and applied anthropology to strengthen communities in South Africa and Appalachia.

Dwight Billings on BBC Radio

Professor of Sociology Dwight Billings recently appeared as a guest on BBC World Service Radio to talk about hillbilly stereotypes. Billings says there has always been an interest in the American “other” – an interest that seems to have contrasting parts of fascination and fear.

'Appalachia in the Bluegrass' Presents Local Honeys, Ritchie Family

From some Local Honeys to the beloved Ritchie family, the "Appalachia in the Bluegrass" concert series is sure to pack the Niles Gallery.

Stacy Takacs: "Genre and Jessica Lynch"

Lecture by Stacy Takacs, author of "Terrorism TV." Was West Virginia soldier Jessica Lynch really a female Rambo, and did the military make her a damsel in distress to be saved from Iraqis?: Explore how to spin a war.

The events are sponsored by American Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, Appalachian Center, the English Department, and the Environmental Sustainability Program. All events are free and open to the public.

Date: 
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Location: 
Young Library Auditorium

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