The Chautauqua Journal is an interdisciplinary journal that publishes essays, articles, and creative works for inclusion in volumes that explore the annual themes of the Eastern Kentucky University Chautauqua Lecture Series.

See the Aims and Scope for a complete coverage of the journal.

Current Volume: Volume 2 (2018) Living With Others / Crossroads

This second volume of The Chautauqua Journal combines submissions related to the 2011-12 series on "Living with Others" and the 2012-13 series on "Crossroads," with the inclusion also of a piece from the 2017-18 "Transformations" series. Like the inaugural volume, it contains essays, articles and creative works by a host of prominent scholars and public intellectuals, including two Pulitzer Prize winning historians, alongside the contributions of a number of Eastern Kentucky University professors. The depth and diversity of the authors whose work appears in this issue of the journal can be appreciated at a glance in the list of Contributors. We hope that readers enjoy volume two of The Chautauqua Journal.

Cover Image: Javier Alvarez-Jaimes, mural (detail), design by Katie Brooks


First Day of My Life
Derek Nikitas


Abiding With Me
John Lackey


Elder Women Making Family through Celebratory Foods: Kentucky, New Zealand, Thailand
Doris Pierce, Anne Shordike, Clare Hocking, Valerie Wright, Wannipa Bunrayong, Soisuda Vittayakorn, and Phuanjai Rattakorn


Walking a Mile in Your Shoes
Matthew P. Winslow


The Ethics of Facebook
Michael W. Austin


Managing Editor
Erik Liddell
General Editors
Erik Liddell
Minh Nguyen
Editorial Associates
Javier Alvarez
Katie Brooks
Russell Helms
Nhi Nguyen
Matthew Pianalto