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.
(download a .pdf file of the day’s program here)
|Friday, Oct. 28
|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
|Registration at W.T. Young Library, University of Kentucky
and a Light Breakfast in the The Hub (basement)
|Plenary 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
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.
|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.
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.
*** Related Pages ***
- There was no Annual Meeting in Fall 2011. However, pictures and details from the 2010 Annual Meeting at Bluegrass Community and Technical College are available here.
- See past KATH Annual Conferences from 1998 through 2010 in a .pdf file – download it here. The files for all the conferences are available for viewing in the Kentucky Historical Society Special Collections.