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The Power of Food
Lafayette Seminar in Public Issues

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Phil Harling
New Director of the Gaines Center

A new director for The Gaines Center for the Humanities has been announced.  Read more about it in a message from Dr. Ben Withers, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education below: 

Breathitt Lecture Video Released

The 2014 Breathitt Lecture is now online!  "Slum or Settlement:Rewriting the Narrative of Urban Poverty, with a Focus on Community Organizing and Autonomy in Oaxaca, Mexico"  by Evan Sweet was...

UK Student Wins Scholarship to Study at Oxford

University of Kentucky's Ryan Winstead, an English and gender and women's studies junior, has been awarded an English-Speaking Union (ESU) Scholarship presented by the English-Speaking Union...

A Creative Placemaking Symposium

A collaboration between LexArts' Art Means Business Forum and the Gaines Center's Lafayette Seminar in Public Issues, featuring ANNE GADWA NICODEMUS, Metris Arts Consulting and Co-author, ...

Before the Light Bulb
Before the Light Bulb: Thomas D. Clark Lecture

Ann Smart Martin, Stanley and Polly Stone Professor and the Director of the Material Culture Program in the Department of Art History at the University of Wisconsin will present: Before...

Slum or Settlement
Slum or Settlement: The 20th Annual Breathitt Lecture

The Gaines Center is proud to present the 20th Annual Breathitt Lecture in the...

Students! Apply for the Bingham Seminar

Undergraduate students from all colleges and majors are invited to apply for the 2014 Bingham Seminar in the Humanities, “Making an American ‘Athens’” taught by Patrick Lee Lucas, Director of UK’s...

Stained Glass
Gaines Center Director & Chair

The University of Kentucky invites nominations and applications for the position of the Director of the Gaines Center for the Humanities and John R. Gaines Endowed Chair in the Humanities. [...

19th Annual Breathitt Lecture video now available

Ashleigh Lovelace presented the 19th annual Breathitt Lecture in the Humanities on February 7, 2013. Watch the video of her lecture here.