appalachian studies

Place Matters Lecture to Feature bell hooks

Author bell hooks will give the final lecture in the "Place Matters" series, sponsored by the UK Appalachian Center and Appalachian Studies Program.

Appalachian Food Preservation: Lisa Conley

Spring is on its way! Gardens will be growing, and fruits and vegetables will be ready to eat - or preserve, pickle, freeze or dry! Lisa Conley is a graduate student in the Department of Sociology, and has been working on a documentary film about home food preservation methods in Appalachia since 2009.

In this podcast, Conley discusses her research for the film, as well as an upcoming event. On April 5th, 2012, Conley will be presenting at the Appalachian Forum on Home Food Preservation in Eastern Kentucky, which will include a panel discussion, an excerpt from Conley’s film, and a question and answer session about food safety. The forum is from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in Room 206 of the UK Student Center.

The forum is sponsored by the Appalachian Center and the Appalachian Studies program and is free and open to the public.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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Panel to Discuss Hydraulic Fracturing for Natural Gas in Ky.

The University of Kentucky’s Appalachian Center and Appalachian Studies Program will feature a panel discussion about hydraulic fracturing (or “fracing”) as a way of extracting natural gas in Kentucky. The event, part of the Appalachian Forum series, will take place from 7-9 p.m Thursday, Feb. 23, in Room 106 of UK's White Hall Classroom Building.

Lecture and Concert to Focus on Place, Art and Music in Eastern Ky

Next lecture in "Place Matters" series to take place this Friday. The talk is entitled "Somewheres on the Track: Place, Art, and Music in Eastern Kentucky"

Research and Reggabilly: UK Appalachian Center Brings Artist Ras Alan to Research Symposium

Deadline for Appalachian Research Symposium Call for Papers Is Dec. 15

Students are encouraged to submit abstracts of their work related to Appalachia for presentation at the third annual Appalachian Research Symposium and Arts Showcase. The deadline for the call for papers is Dec. 15.

UK Appalachian Center Hosts AMI Film Showcase

Young people from the Appalachian Media Institute (AMI) will be showcasing three films on campus this week that give a realistic look at Appalachia.

Ann Kingsolver featured in UK at the Half with Carl Nathe

Carl Nathe recently interviewed one of our own faculty members for his UK at the Half segment, which airs during each UK football game. He spoke with Ann Kingsolver, Director of the UK Appalachian Center and a professor in the Department of Anthropology, about her work in the area. Kingsolver is excited to be part of the Center and the Appalachian Studies Program and is busy exploring ways to become more involved in the community – for the university, faculty, and students. She stresses the importance of interdisciplinary work and research at the Appalachian Center in looking at complex issues throughout the region. Her hope is to build strong partnerships with local communities which would also allow students attending classes at UK to work in their local communities in the region.

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