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UK Archaeologist Helps Unearth Hatfield and McCoy Artifacts

A notorious feud between the Hatfields of West Virginia and the McCoys of Kentucky is once again making national news, but this time it is hitting a little closer to home. A discovery of artifacts associated with patriarch Randall McCoy’s home and site of an infamous 1888 attack were confirmed by Kim McBride, a historic archaeologist with the Kentucky Archaeological Survey, a joint partnership with the University of Kentucky Department of Anthropology and the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office.

Dimensions of Political Ecology Conference Tackles Environmental, Social Issues, Economics, and More

Scholars and students from around the globe have congregated in Lexington for the last two years to discuss nature, the environment, social issues, economics, and more at the Dimensions of Political Ecology Conference. The next conference will take place at the University of Kentucky during the end of February 2013.

New Mappings Speaker Series: Sarah Elwood

Sarah Elwood is Professor of Geography at the University of Washington. Her work intersects critical GIS, and urban and political geography, studying the social and political impacts of spatial technologies and the changing practices and politics of local activism, community organizing, and other modes of civic engagement. The New Mappings Collaboratory at the University of Kentucky hosted Professor Elwood while she and faculty at UK collaborate with new spatial media.

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