Call for Papers - 2011 Appalachian Research Symposium

Second Annual UK Appalachian Research Community Symposium
Saturday, April 2, 8:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
University of Kentucky Student Center
Lexington, Kentucky

The UK Appalachian Center, Appalachian Studies, and the graduate student Appalachian Research Community seeks to promote interdisciplinary dialogue on Appalachian Research. We are proud to follow up our first successful Symposium last year with the 2011 UK Appalachian Research Symposium and Arts Showcase. The symposium is intended to foster a supportive community in which students from variousT TfieldsT Tcan present their Appalachian-based research and creative work, learn from each others' findings, and discuss research and practice obstacles, successes and potential points of collaboration. The symposium is open to graduate students of all disciplines who are currently enrolled in classes or who are ABD. Graduate students creating performance or visual artworks related to Appalachia are encouraged to participate.

Requirements and Important Information:

        Work must be topic related to Appalachia, original, and produced in the last 3 years.

        To be considered for inclusion in the Research Symposium students should submit a 250 word abstract online by February 4, 2011. Deadline extended to March 1, 2011.

        To be considered for inclusion in the Arts Showcase students should submit a 250 word description online by February 4, 2011. Deadline extended to March 1, 2011.

        Registration is online and must be completed by noon March 1, 2011. To register, click here: HHTUU/2011_symregUUTHH. Scholarly abstracts or descriptions of artwork must be submitted with this registration. Notice of submission acceptance will be emailed to the student.  

        Two awards will be given. In order for awards to be granted at least 3 submissions must be received for each award tract. Awards will be given at the discretion of the judges, who may choose not to give an award in either category.

o   Academic Paper Award: One $500 award will be given for the best scholarly graduate paper relating to Appalachia. This is open to all disciplines. To be considered for the paper award, students must submit their paper in the form of a scholarly article appropriate to their discipline. An abstract must be submitted for acceptance. The paper is due March 7, 2011 by noon. Please email to HHTUUlisa.conley@uky.eduUUT

o   Arts Showcase Award: One $500 award will be given for the best art work relating to Appalachia. This is open to visual and performing arts. A 250 word description of the work UUandUU how this relates to Appalachia must be submitted in order to be accepted into the Showcase to compete for the award.

        Only UUoneUU submission is allowed per entrant—one paper or presentation per person.

        For Academic Paper: Papers must be 10-12 pages in length (this does not include cover page or works cited). Formatting must be 12 pt Times New Roman or 11 pt. Palatino Linotype, standard 1” margins, and double spaced. Please do not include your nameT Tor department in your paper. YourT Tpaper will go through a de-identification process before it is reviewed by the interdisciplinary faculty judging panel. Research papers should describe the a) purpose, b) review of relevant literature, c) methods and d) conclusions of the research. All submissions, no matter the discipline represented, should include a 250 word abstract. Papers will be judged before the symposium. For award consideration, participants must email the full paper to Lisa Conley, Appalachian Center Research Assistant at HHTUUlisa.conley@uky.eduUUTHH by noon March 7, 2011.

        For Arts Showcase: Artwork will be judged the day of the symposium during an organized showcase. Live performances and visual artists are welcome and encouraged.

        Awards may be used toward research and materials expenses (software, books, travel costs, art supplies, etc.). 

        Each academic paper participant will present their paper on April 2. Projectors will be provided for those using PowerPoint. Please note if you will need a projector on your submission form. Participants will be organized into panels of similar topics. Each panel must decide amongst themselves who will bring their own laptops. Time allotted for presentations will be no longer than 15 minutes, with 5 minutes reserved for Q & A with each student after their presentation.  Each arts showcase participant must include their work in the showcase, but inclusion in the competition is voluntary.

        Co-presentations are allowed. Students outside of UK may also co-present with or perform alongside a UK student who has been accepted for the symposium. Please name co-presenters in your online abstract submission.

        All non-presenting attendees must register online for the symposium whether they plan to stay for lunch or not. You can register here. Lunch is provided for all presenters. Guests may purchase lunch for $15.

Important Dates:

        Tuesday, March 1, 2011- Presenter registration due

        Monday, March 7, 2011- Presenter full papers due

        Monday, March 7, 2011- Non-presenting attendees registration due

For further questions please contact Lisa Conley, Appalachian Center Research Assistant 859-257-3948 or HHTUUlisa.conley@uky.eduUUTHH.

Disclaimer: As the artist, you are responsible for the handling and display of your artwork. You will be expected to follow the standard presentation guidelines for your discipline. The University of Kentucky and/or the UK Appalachian Research Community are not responsible for damage or theft that may occur to your artwork/instruments/or any additional equipment you decide to bring. For artwork: an easel will be provided to you upon request, or you may include these in your slide presentation. Please request an easel or projector in your abstract. For performance, additional audio visual equipment will be provided to you if requested. You must include this information in your abstract.


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