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"Seeking the Good Life in America: Lessons from the Appalachian Past" with Ron Eller

In April of 2012, Ron Eller delivered the annual Distinguished Professor Lecture. Eller is a professor in the Department of History and has spent more than 40 years teaching and writing about the Appalachian region. His lecture was entitled “Seeking the Good Life in America: Lessons from the Appalachian Past,” and is available in this podcast in its entirety. Opening remarks were given by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Mark Kornbluh

Eller served as the director for the UK Appalachian Center for 16 years. Eller has also served as chairman of the Governor’s Kentucky Appalachian Task Force, the first chairman of the Kentucky Appalachian Commission and as a member of the Sustainable Communities Task Force of President Clinton’s Council on Sustainable Development.

This podcast was recorded by Stephanie Lang and produced by Cheyenne Hohman

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Reimagining Russia's Realms: Karen Petrone & Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby

Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby is the Chair of the Department of Modern & Classical Languages, Literatures & Cultures, and Karen Petrone is the Chair of the Department of History. They proposed the next stop on the Passport to the World. This year's focus is on China; for the 2012-2013 school year, Arts & Sciences will spend a year focusing on Russia and its neighbors. In this podcast, Petrone and Rouhier-Willoughby discuss what makes the region unique, why it is important to study, and what various departments and faculty will bring to UK to Reimagine Russia’s Realms. The Passport to the World initiative is sponsored by the A&S Advisory Board.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

 

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Dirk Sacré and Literary Latin: Terrence Tunberg

Latin may not be the standard language in everyday conversation anymore, but its use spans well after the fall of the Roman empire. In fact, a visiting scholar will be visiting UK on March 5th to talk about Latin's lasting literary legacy. Dirk Sacré, a professor at the Catholic University of Louvain Belgium, is going to present the talk "A Vast and Unexplored Continent: the Latin Literature of the 18th Century, at noon in room 208 of the Whitehall Classroom Building.

In this podcast, Terrence Tunberg, a professor in the Division of Classics and the Director of the UK Institute for Latin Studies, describes the importance of Latin in modern literature, and a bit about the lecture and Sacré's research. The talk is in honor of the 10th anniversary of the Graduate Curriculum in Latin Studies, based in the Division of Classics in MCLLC. The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages, Literatures & Cultures, the Department of History, and the Department of Philosophy.

This podcast was produced by Sam Burchett and Cheyenne Hohman.

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Soviet Propaganda in UK's Special Collections: Gordon Hogg

There are all sorts of rare materials in UK Libraries, including a huge collection of books and posters from the former Soviet Union. With the 2012-2013 academic school year's A&S Passport to the World initiative focusing on Russia and its neighbors, the collection will get some extra exposure. This podcast interviews Gordon Hogg, Director of the Special Collections Library, about this unique part of UK Libraries' holdings. The Passport to the World initiative is sponsored by the A&S Advisory Board.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman

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John Kamm and The Dui Hua Foundation

John Kamm was a visiting scholar for the A&S Year of China initiative, and presented the talk, "US/China Relations in the Year of the Dragon." He is an American businessman and human rights activist, and has received a MacArthur fellowship for “designing and implementing an original approach to freeing prisoners of conscience in China.” In this podcast, Denise Ho, an assistant professor in the Department of History, interviews Kamm about the function of the Dui Hua Foundation and its work in a global context. 

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Kentucky Women in the Civil Rights Era: Randolph Hollingsworth

Kentucky has a vast and varied history, but there are still pieces of its past that lay undiscovered. Randolph Hollingsworth, a historian working at the University of Kentucky, taught a course in Kentucky women's history during the Civil Rights era. Hollingsworth's students dug through archives, drafted papers, and even created some new Wikipedia pages in the History of women in Kentucky category. The students' findings and discussions are all available at the Kentucky Women in the Civil Rights Era website.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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Contemporary Chinese Art with Eugene Wang

Denise Ho, assistant professor of history and historian of modern China, recently interviewed guest lecturer Eugene Wang, Abbey Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of Asian Art at Harvard University, who came to UK as part of the Year of China Initiative. Professor Wang discusses contemporary Chinese artists diverging from China’s national narrative in the wake of the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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Meet Steve Davis: New Faculty 2011

At the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester, we met with all of the new faculty hires in the College of Arts and Sciences. This series of podcasts introduces them and their research interests. Steve Davis is an assistant professor in the Department of History. Davis’s area of focus is the history of South Africa, particularly the history of the anti-apartheid struggle. He examines the uses and misuses of oral history in state narratives by comparing interviews with ex-combatants with the official narratives of the state.

This podcast was produced by Christina Buckner.

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