Monday, April 16, 2012

Nunn Center Director Lectures at China Symposium:

With the help of a generous grant from the U.S. State Department, UK has been able to forge a partnership across the Pacific. On March 29th, 2012, three UK scholars delivered lectures for the Inaugural Symposium for the American Studies Center at Shanghai. Rich Schein and Patricia Ehrkamp from the Department of Geography and Doug Boyd from the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries lectured on "Urbanization in the American South."

Doug’s talk focused on the use of oral history in documenting urban change. The three scholars also lectured at the US Embassy Cultural Center in Beijing

The symposium, was the first of its kind at Shanghai University, but will be followed later this semester with another series of presentations about Appalachian art, literature and culture in May and a kiosk will be installed at the American Studies Center in Shanghai containing significant material from special collections.

Additional information can be found on the College of Arts and Sciences website:

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