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From Florida to California, from Alabama to Maine, monuments to the Confederacy have been under increased scrutiny and the subject of efforts to either preserve them or remove them from the grounds they occupy.

In an effort to get more perspective on the swirling controversy around the future of these statues, this week’s episode of "Behind the Blue" features Amy Murrell Taylor, from the Department of History in the UK College of Arts and Sciences. A 2016 winner of the UK Alumni Association’s Great Teacher Award, Taylor...

Published September 8, 2017
By Vice President for Research Lisa Cassis Abigail Firey didn’t set out to blaze trails in digital humanities. But that’s exactly what has happened in her quest to get a grasp on the enormous corpus of unpublished manuscripts that are part of her work in medieval canon law. In this podcast Firey, the Theodore A. Hallam Professor (2017-2019) in the Department of History and a University Research Professor, recalls the chance encounter that changed her trajectory. “In 2007 a researcher at UK in the Classics Department, Ross Scaife—deeply beloved—ran into me outside the library. And I was...
Published July 18, 2017

After years of artistic license, is Hollywood finally getting history right?

Join prof. Amy Murrell Taylor and graduate student Wes Farmer as they discuss the Civil War, Hollywood, and History with Rachel Herrington.

Published April 24, 2017

"UK at the Half" interview with UK history Professor Gerald Smith about the Kentucky African American Encyclopedia.

Now celebrated in several nations around the world, Black History Month began humbly when noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other African American leaders urged the nation to recognize a “Negro History Week” in February 1926. Fifty years later, President Gerald Ford officially designated February as Black History Month, defining it as an annual celebration of the achievements of African Americans and their roles in U.S. history. At the time, he urged the...

Published February 6, 2017

Kenneth Adams is about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime.  After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Kentucky, he will spend 27 months as a Peace Corps volunteer in Zambia.   

Published January 20, 2016

Mark Summers returns to Long Story Short as Dara and Cody gather round the holiday tree and get festive! This time: learn about the holidays and feel the "cheer."

Published December 10, 2015

Noted American philosopher Biz Markie once said, "Make you co-op-er-ate with the rhythm, that is what I give 'em/ Reagan is the pres but I voted for Shirley Chisholm." In this episode of Long Story Short, Dara and Cody pull back the curtain on Shirley Chisholm's 1972 Presidential bid and, through her, take a look at what it would take for a woman to become President of the United States.

This podcast was produced by David Cole.

Published November 16, 2015

In this episode of Long Story Short, the team discusses the important role that dogs played in America's history of conflict with Andrew Patrick And Bill Needle.

Published November 11, 2015
In this episode of Long Story Short Cody Foster and Dara Vance explore the history of darkness.
Published October 30, 2015

In this episode of Long Story Short, our host Dara Vance will discuss the often controversial historical figure Christopher Columbus, and the significance of his famous voyage in 1492.

This podcast was produced by Mason Passamonte.

Published October 16, 2015

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