Breathitt Undergraduate Lecture

About the Edward T. Breathitt Lectureship

Established to honor Edward T. Breathitt, an eminent Kentuckian (Governor of KY, 1963-67) and an outstanding alumnus of the University of Kentucky whose interest in higher education and the humanities was exceptional, this lectureship is awarded to an undergraduate whose qualities of mind and spirit have been expressed eloquently on one of more of the basic concerns of the humanities: form, value, and memory. The award is presented by the Gaines Center for the Humanities. The Edward T. Breathitt Lectureship recipient receives a special award and an honorarium of $500.

The 2018 Edward T. Breathitt Lecture, devliered by senior Gaines fellow Beau Revlett, titled "Rationality and morality: What rational choice theory and ethics can tell us about each other."






To Apply

To apply to give the Breathitt Lecture, please complete the application form at the bottom of this page and submit it to the Gaines Center by e-mail ( or by delivering it to:

232 E. Maxwell Street

Lexington, KY

by Friday, February 22, 2019 at 4:00pm. Applicants will be notified of the status of their applications by March 1, 2019.



See a list of all past Breathitt Lecturers.