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Herring Prize 2015-16

In Alerts,KATH Awards on March 21, 2016 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: ,

Dr. Melanie Beals Goan has issued the call for submissions for the Kentucky Association of Teachers of History (KATH) George Herring Graduate Student Writing Award. Dr. Goan seeks faculty sponsors to submit their students’ best history research paper on any topic completed in a graduate course during the 2015-16 academic year at a Kentucky college or university.

Materials must be submitted by midnight on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. See more – and download the flyer – in the post on the H-Kentucky network.

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2015 KATH Writing Award Winners

Congratulations to all our 2015 KATH Writing Award winners!

Results are in from the George C. Herring Graduate Student Writing Award committee chair, Dr. Melanie Goan. The winner is:

Mel Kapitan, University of Kentucky
for her research paper
“Rebellion in Speech and Monks in Seclusion:
Hildemar of Corbie’s Expositio regulam Sancti Benedicti
and the Community of Monks in Ninth-Century Civate”
Sponsored by University of Kentucky History professor, Dr. Gretchen Starr-LeBeau

According to the KATH Betts Award committee chair Dr. Randolph Hollingsworth, the judges for the Raymond F. Betts Undergraduate Student Writing Award have selected the winner to be:

Sarah Fox, Western Kentucky University
for her research paper
“Soviet Influence on the Music of Socialist Republics”
Sponsored by Western Kentucky University History professor, Dr. Marc Eagle

And the winner of the Thomas D. Clark Undergraduate Student Writing Award is:

Mattie Bruton, Transylvania University
for her research paper
“Sallie Southall Cotten: Womanhood, Racial Purity, and Defining ‘Progress’ in the New South”
Sponsored by Transylvania University History professor, Dr. Melissa McEuen

From Cheryl Caskey, the committee chair for the Anita Sanford Tolson Student Writing Award for high school students, the winner is:

Amir Abou-Jaoude, Henry Clay High School, Fayette County Public Schools
for his research paper
“Richard Wagner and the Legacy of the Leitmotif”
Sponsored by Henry Clay High School social studies teacher, Jonathan McClintock

Please join the 2015 KATH Board in celebrating these students and their faculty sponsors at the 40th Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 3rd in Owensboro. Register to attend now – using our secure online payment process. Download the KATH conference brochure here (.pdf file).

Posted September 29, 2015 by Randolph Hollingsworth

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CFP: Student Writing Awards

The Kentucky Association of Teachers of History calls for submissions for the KATH Student Writing Awards 2015.

KATH sponsors four writing awards for students each year – two of which are specifically for undergraduates and one for graduate students attending Kentucky postsecondary institutions. The high school award submissions are typically gathered from those sent in for the National History Day competition at the statewide level (see also the KATH post about the Kentucky winners at the national level). The chair for this award committee is Cheryl Caskey, Kentucky Historical Society.

KATH is currently seeking papers written by postsecondary students during the 2014-15 academic year and sponsored by their faculty. The entries will be reviewed by a panel of historians invited by the KATH Board to serve as judges. The winners will be honored with a cash prize and certificate at the annual KATH meeting on October 3rd at Owensboro Community & Technical College.

Please consider inviting your faculty to sponsor their students’ work in history research.

  • Thomas D. Clark Undergraduate Student Writing Award for the student who has written an outstanding undergraduate research paper in U.S. history while attending a Kentucky college or university (must not exceed 25 pages).
  • Raymond F. Betts Undergraduate Student Writing Award for the outstanding undergraduate research paper on a world history topic (from any time period) – the paper can consider American issues and material if the bulk of the paper has a world focus (minimum of 2500 words).
  • George C. Herring Graduate Student Writing Award for the best graduate research paper on any topic (should be journal article length).

For specific details on the requirements for each award, please download the flyers (here and here) and refer others to the KATH webpage: https://kath-online.org/writing-awards. Please have your faculty send students’ entries for the Clark and Betts awards to Randolph Hollingsworth (dolph@uky.edu) and the Herring award to Melanie Goan (melanie.goan@uky.edu) before midnight, September 11th.

Posted August 6, 2015 by Randolph Hollingsworth

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Student Awards 2014

In KATH Awards on October 16, 2014 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged:

The Kentucky Association of Teachers of History (KATH) is proud to announce the 2014 winners of the annual awards for student writing and research in history. Entries were considered by a panel of historians invited by the KATH Board to serve as judges. The winners, who wrote their papers during the 2013-14 academic year, will be honored with a cash prize and certificate at the Annual Meeting this weekend in Louisville.

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Cody Barnett

Cody Barnett

The Thomas D. Clark Undergraduate Student Writing Award is given to a student who has written an outstanding undergraduate research paper in U.S. history while attending a Kentucky college or university.

The winner of the Clark Award this year is Cody S. Barnett (Transylvania University) for his paper “The Thought of the Smell of Black Powder Smoke: Violence in Kentucky Politics and the Clayhole Election Shootout.”  Cody Barnett is from Viper, Kentucky and majored in both political science and history at Transylvania. Dr. Melissa McEuen, History professor at Transylvania University, served as his faculty sponsor.

Todd Blevins

Todd Blevins

Honorable Mention goes to Todd Blevins (Morehead State University) for his paper “Owingsville on Fire: The Second Great Awakening and the Birth of Small-Town Evangelism.”  Todd Blevins is from Owingsville, Kentucky and recently won the 2014 Camden-Carroll Library Prize for Undergraduate Research for the exemplary research conducted for his paper. Dr. Alana Cain Scott, History professor at Morehead State University, served as his faculty sponsor.

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The Raymond F. Betts Undergraduate Student Writing Award is given for the outstanding undergraduate research paper on a world history topic (from any time period) while attending a Kentucky college or university.

Sona Apbasova

Sona Apbasova

The winner of the Betts Award this year is Sona B. Apbasova (Berea College) for her paper “Pan-Turkism of Republic of Turkey in post-Soviet Central Asian Republics in 1990s.” Sona Apbasova graduated from Squalicum High School in Bellingham, Washington; but for her, home is in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan – one of the Turkic states in Central Asia. Dr. Rebecca Bates, History professor at Berea College, served as her faculty sponsor.

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The George C. Herring Graduate Student Writing Award is given to a graduate student who has written an outstanding paper while attending a Kentucky university. The paper may be on any historical topic.

Amanda Boczar

Amanda Boczar

The winner of the Herring Award this year is Amanda Boczar (University of Kentucky) for her paper “Uneasy Allies: The Americanization of Sexual Politics in South Vietnam.” Amanda Boczar graduated with an M.A. from the University of North Florida in 2010 and is working on her dissertation currently titled, “Foreign Affairs: American Policy and the Making of Love and War in Vietnam.” She anticipates graduating with the Ph.D. in 2015. Dr. Lien-Hang Nguyen, History professor at the University of Kentucky, served as her faculty sponsor.

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KATH Writing Awards 2014

The Kentucky Association of Teachers of History sponsors four writing awards each year. Entries are considered by a panel of historians invited by the KATH Board to serve as judges. The winners, who will have written the papers during the 2013-14 academic year, will be honored with a cash prize and certificate at the annual KATH meeting in October 2014. Please consider sponsoring your students’ work for these awards:

  • Anita Sanford Tolson High School Writing Award

    for a high school student who has written an outstanding paper on a history-related topic but the topic should have been determined by the writer (length of 1,500 to 2,500 words plus at least eight references including primary sources)

  • Thomas D. Clark Undergraduate Student Writing Award

    for the student who has written an outstanding undergraduate research paper in history while attending a Kentucky college or university (must not exceed 25 pages) – download flyer here

  • Raymond F. Betts Undergraduate Student Writing Award

    for the outstanding undergraduate research paper on a world history topic (from any time period) – the paper can consider American issues and material if the bulk of the paper has a world focus (minimum of 2500 words) – download flyer here

  • George C. Herring Graduate Student Writing Award

    for the graduate student who has written an outstanding research paper in history on any topic (article length) – download flyer here

Please encourage faculty to send their students’ entries via attachment to an email by Friday, September 12th to the following KATH Writing Awards committee chairs:

For specific details on the requirements for each award, please refer to the KATH webpage: https://kath-online.org/writing-awards.

Posted September 3, 2014 by Randolph Hollingsworth

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2 winners for Herring Prize

In KATH Awards on September 19, 2013 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: , ,

This just in from Dr. Melanie Beals Goan, chair of the Herring Graduate Student Writing Prize Committee.

The George C. Herring Graduate Student Writing Award is awarded to a graduate student who has written an outstanding paper while attending a Kentucky university. The article-length paper may be on any historical topic.

This year the Herring Prize goes to two winners:

  • Bethany Sharpe, “Humanity Begins at Home: America’s First Refugees and the Roots of U.S. Humanitarianism” (University of Kentucky, Dr. Jane Calvert, supervising professor)
  • Mary Osborne, “Keeping the Faith: The American and Canadian Legions Construct Memories of the First World War, 1919-1941” (University of Kentucky, Dr. James Albisetti, supervising professor).
Drs. George Herring and Melissa Goan

Dr. Herring congratulates in absentia the winner of the 2012 George C. Herring Writing Award, William Black of WKU (not pictured) with Dr. Melanie Goan (right), KATH Herring Award Committee Chair

Both winners will receive a $100 check and a certificate. Dr. George Herring has graciously offered again this year to support KATH in awarding these cash prizes.

Competition was fierce this year!  We had ten very good submissions.

Congratulations to all!

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Betts Award gets 2 winners!

In KATH Awards on September 12, 2013 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: , ,

This was a very difficult competition this year, and we have two Betts Undergraduate Writing Award prize winners!  KATH has found a way to support two submissions – the winning prize of $100 and a second one with an Honorable Mention prize of $75.

Winner of the 2013 Betts Award: Jared Flanery, UK

Dr. Phil Harling, Professor of History at the University of Kentucky, sponsored the research paper by Jared Flanery who wrote “From the Treaty Port to the Village: Intellectuals and Peasants in the Chinese Communist Revolution” for his Honors section of HIS499 (senior seminar) in Fall 2012.

Honorable Mention: Anna Helton, WKU

Dr. Chunmei Du, Assistant Professor of History at Western Kentucky University, sponsored the research paper by Anna Helton who wrote “Foreign Intrusion as Sexual Seduction: Chinese Anti-Christian Writing and Popular Disturbance” for her Honors History 460 class.

Congratulations to both winners!

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