2016 Annual Meeting

The 2015-16 KATH Board celebrated KATH’s 41st year at the Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 29, 2016. The meeting was held at the University of Kentucky’s W.T.Young Library, 401 Hilltop Avenue, Lexington. Free parking was available in PKS#2 (entrance at the end of Hilltop Avenue).

Chalk the Vote: Education and Presidential Elections

In today’s polarized political climate, presidential elections can be a difficult subject in the classroom. On one hand, current events can be a link between today’s students the elections of the past, but on the other hand, teachers of history must be careful to form a wall of separation between educating and electioneering. Join KATH in finding the perfect intersection between hot-button issues of the day and their connection to the past.

See photos here – and student paper award winners here.

(download a .pdf file of the day’s program here)

Friday, Oct. 28
9:30 p.m.
Pre-Conference Reception: Join us at Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate for a pre-conference reception. Meet the KATH board, mingle with members and professionals, and consider an optional tour ($12.00 per person for the tour).
Saturday, Oct. 29
9:30 a.m.
Registration at W.T. Young Library, University of Kentucky
and a Light Breakfast in the The Hub (basement)
10:30 a.m.
Josh DouglasPlenary Session: Keynote Address in the W.T.Young Library Auditorium (room 1-62)

Welcome and Introduction by Megan Mummey, KATH PresidentPresentation by Professor Joshua A. Douglas, J.D., Robert G. Lawson & William H. Fortune Associate Professor of Law, University of Kentucky
The History of Voter ID Laws and the Story of Crawford v. Marion County Election Board
10:30-10:45 a.m. Break
11:45 a.m.
Plenary Session
Jim Klotter
Professor James Klotter, Ph.D., The State Historian of Kentucky and Professor of History, Georgetown College
“The Great Rejected”: Henry Clay and the American Presidency
11:45-12:30 p.m. Lunch and Presentation of student writing awards in the Multipurpose Room in the basement of W.T.Young Library (room B-108C)

See the list of 2016 student award winners, their papers and their faculty sponsors here.

1:30 p.m.
Roundtable Discussion – Teaching and Elections in the W.T.Young Library Auditorium (room 1-62)
Moderated by Brent Taylor, KATH President-Elect and featuring Professors Douglass and Klotter together with Paducah Tilghman’s Jarrett Nance, and Jackson County High School’s Howard MuncyResources recommended from the University of Kentucky Reference Desk librarians:

1:30 p.m. KATH Business Meeting and Elections
See the nomination slate in the KATH-online blog post here.
2:00 p.m. Meeting Adjourned

We reserved a block of 20 rooms at the Holiday Inn Express Downtown (1000 Export Street, Lexington 40504 – call 859-389-6800) for the night of October 28th – mention KATH and you can get the group rate of $140.

Kentucky Humanities Council, Inc.

Download the 2016 KATH flyer (.pdf file) here – please share widely.

This project is partially funded by the Kentucky Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the Kentucky Humanities Council.

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