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Students: Submit Proposals for 2022 UK Appalachian Research Symposium and Arts Showcase

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 16, 2021) — The University of Kentucky Appalachian Center, Appalachian Studies program and the UK Appalachian Research Community (formerly the UK Graduate Appalachian Research Community, or GARC) are inviting students to submit proposals for the upcoming UK Appalachian Research Symposium and Arts Showcase.

The symposium is open to all undergraduate and graduate students of all disciplines from all colleges and universities doing work pertaining to Appalachia. Students without previous presentation experience, undergraduate students, students seeking feedback on ongoing research and students creating performance or visual artworks related to Appalachia are strongly encouraged to participate.

“For the first time since 2019, UK's annual symposium for Appalachian research will resume in hybrid format on March 5, 2022,” said Edward Lo, a Ph.D. candidate in the UK Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and teaching assistant in Appalachian Studies. “Registration is free, so please consider attending or presenting your work! We welcome any work related to Eastern Kentucky and greater Appalachia.”

The deadline to submit a proposal is 5 p.m. EST Feb. 11, 2022.

More information on the symposium and submitting proposals is available here.

The 2022 symposium is intended to foster a supportive community of emerging scholars. This event will provide an opportunity for students to network, collaborate, learn from each other’s findings and explore issues relevant to Appalachian communities.

Registration is free for both presenters and registered attendees.

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