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5/25/2022

 

This year, the University of Kentucky entrusted CHSS to put together a series of workshops and discussions for a variety of different subjects across the humanities field. We are proud to announce that these endeavors have been immensely successful by the volume and content put together for these workshops. These events were able to spark innovation and ideas across departments as CHSS partnered with many organizations and faculty to put these workshops together. Now, we will spotlight each series of workshops and appreciate each event in their own right. We would also like to thank everyone who participated in these workshops and especially those that planned and executed such great workshops! 

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4/18/2022
CHSS Announces Mission: Humanities Event  CHSS Partners with Kentucky Humanities For Their 50th Anniversary 

LEXINGTON, Ky (March 26th, 2022) - On October 13th, 2022, Kentucky Humanities will be closing its year-long 50th anniversary celebration with the Mission: Humanities event co sponsored by the University of Kentucky’s Cooperative for the Humanities and Social Sciences  (CHSS) and Space Tango. The event features former astronaut, Dr. Story Musgrave, and co founder and chairman of Space Tango, Kris Kimel, in a conversation discussing Dr. Musgrave’s  career and life experiences as well as the trajectory of the space program across

4/18/2022
CHSS to Hold Panel Discussion on Vaccine Hesitancy, Political Polarization By Bess Linder and Lindsey Piercy 

Link to video recording of the event:

https://uky.zoom.us/rec/share/c7Llb1ETIQOJPnpD_RYCM8HyGUN9RLOOnjI4Lamd9QYSo99rq4hDERJKqF0ghX2N.5t9dmXdVTmOmgtIA

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 18, 2022) — On

4/18/2022
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Conact: Karen Petrone

Email: petrone@uky.edu

  CHSS Holds Event on Vaccine Hestinacy and Political Polarization CHSS shedding light on important topics within the Lexington community

2/14/2022

By Kody Kiser and Jenny Wells-Hosley

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 14, 2022) — In the fall of 2020, the University of Kentucky announced plans to establish the Commonwealth Institute for Black Studies (CIBS) — a multidisciplinary program designed to highlight UK’s growing research around issues of race and racism.

The interdisciplinary institute establishes research clusters across the campus and promotes the university’s growing research and scholarship on topics of importance in African history and African American history, such as slavery and the quest for freedom, racial discrimination and violence, and the long struggle for civil rights.

This year, the university announced continued annual funding of $200,000 through UK’s Office for

6/29/2021
CHSS is happy to announce its first-ever round of grant awards. Four awardees are recipients of the Faculty Manuscript Book Workshop! The Faculty Manuscript Book Workshops are an opportunity for generating constructive, informed criticism on near-final book manuscripts, when authors can most effectively utilize such feedback. An expert in the awardee’s field will be invited to present their thoughts on the manuscript, followed by a response from the author and discussion with a broader group of invited faculty.    And the winners are:     Eladio Bobadilla https://history.as.uky.edu/users/ebo268 Eladio Bobadilla is a tenure-track Assistant Professor of History. His tenure book is “Without Borders: A History of the Immigrants’ Rights Movement.” The manuscript is a part of the Working Class in American History Series and is
6/8/2021

By Julie Wrinn

Madeline Imler is a double major in history and anthropology who plans to pursue graduate work in history.

While online education has existed for some time, not until Covid-19 did anyone realize that online internships made sense. The whole point of an internship is to exit the classroom and experience real-world environments, working side-by-side with people in your field of interest. But with so many of those real-world environments also operating remotely during Covid, suddenly the idea of a remote internship didn’t seem so peculiar.

Madeline Imler (B.A. in History and Anthropology, May 2022) can now attest to the value of such an internship. A graduate of Assumption High School in Louisville, Madeline served as an intern in fall 2020 for the UK Cooperative for the Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS). Inaugurated in 2020 and led by former History

6/4/2021
By Lindsey Piercy May 24, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 24, 2021) — It's a question that is critical to families and communities across the Commonwealth — how do we tackle the opioid epidemic?

The University of Kentucky is helping to organize and host the second annual Edward Kremers Seminar in the History of Pharmacy & Drugs in hopes of continuing the conversation surrounding addiction and recovery.

The 2021 “Kreminar” will feature virtual seminars about the history and contemporary status of opiates, opioids and addiction.

“The Cooperative for the Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) is pleased to co-sponsor these events because it is important to understand that

5/4/2021

Greetings, Everyone!

            Please join us for CHSS’s last webinar of the year,  “Gender and Anti-Asian Hate in America: A Conversation Around the Atlanta Shootings.” This webinar is led by Dr. Akiko Takenaka, Tosha Larson, and Charlene Buckles, and is co-sponsored by the UK College of Arts and Sciences Diversity and Inclusion Committee. It brings the worlds of higher education and activism together as our nation tries to digest the disturbing and tragic trend of anti-Asian prejudice and violence.

            In a country with a long history of both anti-Asian discrimination and misogyny, anti-Asian sentiment has shown marked increases in the past year, with inflammatory political language targeting Chinese people due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Frequencies of hate crimes targeting East Asians have exploded, with rates in some U.S. cities that have doubled or tripled

4/20/2021

Hello Everyone!

I am very excited to introduce our fabulous news team for Spring 2021! These two have done a wonderful job in expanding the reach of CHSS online. Both have unique skills that they have brought to the Cooperative and used to promote the CHSS image, ideals, and programs. They have built the CHSS social media and webpage presence from the ground up. Please check out our link below to meet the News Team!

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Please visit https://chss.as.uky.edu/sest266/news

4/6/2021

Greetings, Everyone!

We are excited to announce that the Cooperative for the Humanities and Social Sciences has been assisting the city of Lexington in its Lex Do This! campaign to educate the public about COVID-19 vaccines and encourage vaccination.

            Since February, The Lex Do This! campaign has been bringing together community organizations such as churches, advocacy groups, media companies, and marketing teams in an effort to support the ongoing vaccination process in Lexington. The goal of the campaign is to make knowledge about the vaccines freely available by advertising eligibility updates, locations of distribution sites, and safety information.

            CHSS is taking on a role in the campaign by working with Kip Cornett, founder and CEO of Team Cornett Advertising, to bring more information about the vaccines to communities that have been

4/6/2021

Greetings, Everyone!

     On Friday, March 19th, the members of The Cooperative for the Humanities and Social Sciences partnered with the Proposal Development Office to host a webinar, Making the Grant Cycle Work for You: Applying for ACLS, Guggenheim, NEH and Residential Grants in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

            Dr. Karen Petrone, Director of CHSS, and Dr. Krystle Sweda, Proposal Development Officer of the PDO welcomed Dr. Craig Koslofsky, professor and Faculty Grant Advisor with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Illinois. Dr. Koslofsky shared his extensive experience of the application process for research grants in the humanities and social sciences through a presentation structured around lessons from his own career and findings from his current writing project, a book about research proposal design and presentation

3/18/2021

Greetings, Everyone!

     The members of The Cooperative for the Humanities and Social Sciences are excited to partner with the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science in hosting the upcoming annual 2021 CCTS Spring Research Conference!

     The Spring Research Conference, held virtually this year, is an interdisciplinary conference “focused on celebrating research efforts, sharing research findings, disseminating best practices, enhancing collaborations, and mentoring the upcoming generation of clinical and translational researchers.” It will offer a wide array of events and activities over two days, April 7th and 8th, that will bring together scholars and community leaders from varied backgrounds and fields to advance the progress of clinical research.

      A Keynote Panel, with renowned author John M. Barry whose widely recognized works offer

3/16/2021

Greetings All!

     The members of The Cooperative for the Humanities and Social Sciences are both excited and honored to host an upcoming Zoom webinar, "Universities, Youths, Race, and Policing."

     The panel brings together four speakers with diverse experiences in an array of fields and studies in order to explore the bearing of race on campus policing. Rebecca Ballard DiLoreto, attorney and Executive Director of the Institute for Compassion in Justice Externship; Dr. Dwayne Mack, Professor of History and Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Berea College; Dr. Marro Inoue, Associate Professor of Japan Studies and Faculty Director of the International Village LLP at the University of Kentucky; and Chief of Police Eric Scott of the Berea Police Department will all convene with us to discuss these topics during another critical moment for our nation'