Ellen Churchill Semple Day

917 Patterson Office Tower
(606)-634-6445

 

The University of Kentucky Department of Geography invites you to our 44th Annual Ellen Churchill Semple Day, a celebration of the Geography Program, our history, our present students and faculty, our alumni and friends, and the achievements of all.

Ellen Churchill Semple, 1863-1932


Schedule of Events, Friday April 22, 2016                     

  • A Friday Afternoon Address by Professor Jennifer Hyndman, Department of Social Science and Geography, York University (Toronto), in the Singletary Center President's Room, University of Kentucky at 2:00 pm. 

Ellen Churchill Semple was born in Louisville in 1863, and is considered one of the century's foremost geographers. She entered Vassar College at the age of 15 and received both her bachelor's and master's degrees from there. Her academic home was literally spread across the world; she was a keen believer in experiencing places and people as a means of better understanding them. Ms. Semple was a dedicated researcher and a profuse writer. She was named a charter member of the Association of American Geographers, and was elected the association's president (and first woman president) in 1921.
 

Semple Day is our annual spring celebration of the Geography Department at the University of Kentucky. Come and reacquaint yourself with the Department and University, and enjoy the day’s highlight: an afternoon lecture by a distinguished visitor. Faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends of the department are all welcome. This event provides a chance to catch up with friends (and make new ones), a venue for a brief program of awards and recognitions, and a convenient departure point for post-Semple celebrations in one of the many new restaurants and watering holes in Lexington’s vibrant downtown social scene.

Friday Afternoon Address by Professor Jennifer Hyndman, Department of Social Science and Geography, York University (Toronto), in the Singletary Center President's Room, University of Kentucky at 12:30pm.

Refugees on the Edge

Jennifer Hyndman is a Professor in Social Science and Geography at York University in Toronto, where she is also Director of the Centre for Refugee Studies. Her research focuses on the geopolitics of forced migration, the biopolitics of refugee camps, humanitarian responses to war and displacement, and resetllement policy and outcomes in North America. Hyndman is author of Dual Disasters: Humanitarian Aid after the 2004 Tsunami (2011), Managing Displacement: Refugees and the Politics of Humanitarianism (University of Minnesota Press, 2000), and co-editor with Wenona Giles of, Sites of Violence: Gender and Conflict Zones (University of California Press, 2004). 

We welcome new friends at this event! Please contact the Geography Department's office for more information about joining us at Semple Day.

Past Speakers

  • Jennifer Hyndman, Professor, York University [2016]
  • Michael Brown, Professor, University of Washington [2015]
  • John Kupfer, Professor, University of South Carolina [2014]
  • Sarah Whatmore, Professor, University of Oxford [2013]
  • Trevor Barnes, Professor, University of British Columbia [2012]
  • Karl Zimmerer, Professor, Penn State University [2011]
  • Lynn Staeheli, Professor, University of Edinburgh [2010]
  • Carol Harden, Professor, University of Tennessee [2009]
  • Jamie Peck, Professor, University of Wisconsin (Madison) [2008]
  • Amy Glasmeier, Professor, Pennsylvania State University [2007]
  • Craig Colten, Professor, Louisiana State University [2006]
  • Nuala Johnson, Reader, Queen's University of Belfast, UK [2005]
  • John Antenucci, Founder and CEO, Plangraphics [2004]
  • Sallie Marston, Professor, University of Arizona [2003]
  • Sally Horn, Professor, University of Tennessee [2002]
  • Victoria Lawson, Professor, University of Washington [2001]
  • Eric Sheppard, Professor, University of Minnesota [2000]
  • Richard Walker, Professor, University of California, Berkeley [1999]
  • Susan Hanson, Professor, Clark University [1998]
  • Ron Eller, Director, Appalachian Center, University of Kentucky [1997]
  • David Harvey, Professor, Johns Hopkins University [1996]
  • Gurney Norman, Professor, University of Kentucky [1995]
  • B. L. Turner, II, Professor, Clark University [1994]
  • John A. Agnew, Professor, Syracuse University [1993]
  • George J. Demko, Professor, Dartmouth College [1992]
  • Anne Buttimer, Professor, Universite d'Ottawa [1991]
  • Saul B. Cohen, Professor, Hunter College [1990]
  • Harm J. deBlij, Professor, University of Miami [1989]
  • Sam Bowers Hilliard, Professor, Louisiana State University [1988]
  • Risa Palm, Professor, University of Colorado [1987]
  • Melvin G. Marcus, Professor, Arizona State University [1986]
  • Chistopher L. Salter, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles [1985]
  • Julian V. Minghi, Professor, University of South Carolina [1984]
  • Barry C. Bishop, Asst. to the President, National Geographic Society [1983]
  • Grady Clay, Editor, Landscape Architecture [1982]
  • Peirce Lewis, Professor, Pennsylvania State University [1981]
  • Michael P. Conzen, Professor, University of Chicago [1980]
  • Cotton Mather, Professor, University of Minnesota [1979]
  • Marvin Mikesell, Professor, University of Chicago [1978]
  • Preston James, Maxwell Professor, Syracuse University [1977]
  • Langdon White, Professor, Stanford University [1976]
  • John Fraser Hart, Professor, University of Minnesota [1975]
  • Preston James, Maxwell Professor, Syracuse University [1974]
  • J. R. Schwendeman, Professor Emeritus, University of Kentucky [1973]
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