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Submit proposals for UK Appalachian Research Symposium and Arts Showcase by Feb. 3

UPDATE 1/17/23: Presenter abstracts are now due 5 p.m. EST Friday, Feb. 3, 2023. Abstracts can be submitted here. Presenters will be notified of their acceptance by Tuesday, Feb. 7. 

Registration for attendees will close 5 p.m. EST Friday, Feb. 10. Register here.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 16, 2022) — The University of Kentucky Appalachian Center, Appalachian Studies Program and the UK Appalachian Research Community (UK-ARC) will host the annual UK Appalachian Research Symposium and Arts Showcase Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023.

The symposium is open to undergraduate and graduate students of all disciplines from all colleges and universities doing work pertaining to Appalachia. Registration is free for both presenters and registered attendees. The purpose of the event is to promote interdisciplinary dialogue around issues in Appalachia.

Students are invited to submit proposals for the showcase. Students looking to improve presentation experience, as well as students seeking feedback on ongoing research, are strongly encouraged to participate.

"We are looking forward to hearing from emerging scholars and those that have never presented before, and hopefully this event spurs further discussion and connections amongst those passionate about issues impacting Appalachia," said Jed DeBruin, a Ph.D. candidate in geography and president of UK-ARC.

The deadline to submit a proposal is now 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2023.

For more information about the symposium or how to submit a proposal, visit or email

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