2013 Annual Meeting

The 2013 KATH Annual Meeting was held at the BCTC Leestown campus in Lexington on Saturday, September 28, 2013. This campus is close to New Circle Road, just off the Leestown Pike.

On Friday evening, Amy Murrell Taylor and several Board members came to the traditional meet-and-greet reception at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning at 8:30 p.m. Everyone was invited to meet the conference presenters in person, network with others interested in history education in Kentucky and to see old friends.

Friday, September 27 – 8:30 p.m. Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning, 251 W. 2nd Street, Lexington

Saturday, September 28 – Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Leestown campus, 164 Opportunity Way, Lexington

“DIS-placement: Impact of War on Society”

Amy Murrell Taylor

Dr. Amy Murrell Taylor

  • 9 a.m. Registration, Book Publisher Tables, and a light breakfast courtesy of Morehead State University’s History Department 
  • 10 a.m. Plenary Session
    Welcome: Allison M. Hunt, 2013 KATH President
    Keynote: “On the Frontlines of Freedom: Emancipation and the Civil War’s ‘Contraband’ Camps” by Amy Murrell Taylor, Ph.D., History Department, University of Kentucky

    Taylor is the author of The Divided Family in Civil War America (UNC Press, 2005); her current book project utilizes GIS and relational databases to visualize wartime migration and examines how experiences in so-called “contraband” camps shaped emancipation in the U.S.

  • 11:15 a.m. Breakout sessions for discussion
    • “Continuing the Conversation” with keynoter Amy Murrell Taylor, historian, UK 
    • “H-Kentucky and Transition to Web 2.0 in H-Net Commons” with Randolph Hollingsworth, H-Kentucky editor 
    • “K-12 Social Studies and the Common Core” with Allison Martin Hunt, 2013 Kentucky High School Teacher of the Year, Jefferson County Public Schools 
    • “Perryville Under Fire: The Aftermath of Kentucky’s Largest Civil War Battle” with Stuart Sanders, public historian 
    • “Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to Analyze Kentucky Battlefields” with Scott Dobler, Kentucky Geography Alliance, WKU 
    • “Veterans Today in Higher Education” with Tony Dotson (Veterans Resource Center), Herman Farrell III (Theatre Department), and Travis Martin (veteran, Ph.D. student in English and editor of The Journal of Military Experience
    • “Welcomed to Egypt: 36 Days in Revolutionary Cairo” with Monica Blackmun Visoná, art historian, UK 
  • 12:30 p.m. Lunch (catered by Bourbon & Toulouse)
  • 1:00 p.m. KATH Business Meeting
  • 1:45 p.m. Breakout sessions (repeat of above)

  • 3:00-3:30 p.m. Wrap-up Plenary Session, led by the 2014 KATH President, Dr. Patricia Dillon

Holiday Inn ExpressKATH Meeting Logistics committee arranged for a block of 15 rooms to be reserved for KATH Meeting attendees at a hotel just down the street from the BCTC Leestown Campus. Here are the details:

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Location: 1780 Sharkey Way, Lexington, KY 40511
Telephone: 859-231-0656

To reserve a room, tell them you are with the KATH Annual Meeting
Room rate: Double queen rooms at $133/night
Must reserve by September 17, 2013.

*** Related Pages ***

2013 Student Award Winners

2012-13 KATH Board

2012 Annual Meeting



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