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2020 Appalachian Studies Association Conference

“Appalachian Understories: Growing Hope and Resilience from Commonwealth to Global Commons”

The conference will engage in conversations about Appalachian forests, black Appalachians, women, gender and sexuality, health and healing, and hope spots. Oral history, film-making, literature, music, photography and other art forms will be among the featured “understories” exploration methods.

UK Students will be able to attend the conference for free. 

For more information about the conference and submitting proposals, please see the Preliminary Call for Participation. More information about online submissions will be available Sept. 3.

The steering committee for ASA will be gathering at UK for their summer retreat July 26-28. The Appalachian Center invites students, faculty and community members who have interests in the Appalachian region to a reception with the committee members from 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, July 26, at the Appalachian Center at 624 Maxwelton Court. To RSVP, please contact Emma Kiser at emma.kiser@uky.edu.