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 2019 Edward T. Breathitt Lecture, delivered by Tiana Thé


To Apply

The application for the 2020 Breathitt Lecture will be available in the mid-fall semester, 2019


See a list of all past Breathitt Lecturers.