The 2016-17 KATH Board will celebrate KATH’s 42st year at the Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The meeting will be held at the Emerging Technology Building, West Kentucky Community & Technical College in Paducah, KY.
The theme this year is focused on “Citizenship and Civility.” We will explore what citizenship means and how well we know our rights. How did integration change our state forever? What role should civility play in the continued development of our society? The keynote speaker is Dr. J. Duane Bolin of Murray State University who will share with us his findings on the life and times of Adolph Rupp (1901-1977), University of Kentucky basketball team coach from 1930 to 1972. As always, there will be plenty of time to network and talk about these important topics in small groups and roundtable discussions.
Please download and share/post the KATH Annual Flyer (.pdf file) at the bottom of the agenda for the meeting found on the KATH website here. Also, don’t forget to sponsor your students’ research papers for the KATH Writing Awards! More information on that coming soon.
KATH 2016 Roundtable (l-r) Brent Taylor, Jim Klotter, Jarrett Nantz, Howard Muncy, Josh Douglas (see more on Facebook Event page by clicking on the photo)
We had a great discussion at the KATH Conference last weekend about presidential elections and teaching. And a recent announcment came out that might be useful for you – KATH 2016 keynoter Professor Josh Douglas will be supervising members of the Election Law Society at the University of Kentucky College of Law as they provide live analyses regarding significant election law issues in Kentucky and across the nation through their blog at http://www.uky.edu/electionlaw/.
The Election Analysis Blog, launched in October 2014, is staffed by a dozen Election Law Society members who are dedicated to exploring the role of law in politics. The blog will go live Tuesday, November 8th.
To submit a question on election night, visit the blog at www.uky.edu/electionlaw, call the hotline at 859-257-4935, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check it out – UKPR put out a press release on our 41st Annual Meeting this weekend! Featuring our plenary speakers as well as KATH Board members (Megan Mummey, Brent Taylor, Howard Muncy and Jarrett Nance) and our student writing award winners and their faculty sponsors.
And of course, we had to give credit to the Kentucky Humanities Council for their generous support as well.
It’s going to be a great meeting – looking forward to seeing everyone there!
The 2016-17 Executive Board Nomination Slate has been compiled by Brent Taylor and approved by Megan Mummey, 2015-16 President of KATH.
Nominations for empty seats are still being considered. Please support KATH by joining the Board – the main task is to help organize the annual meeting. This only takes a an hour or so per month for telephone conference calls. We need you!
Nomination Slate (so far) for 2016-17 Executive Board of KATH:
Brent E. Taylor, West Kentucky CTC
Howard Muncy, Jackson County High School
- Past President
Megan Mummey, University of Kentucky*
- Community Colleges Representative
Robin West, Madisonville Community College*
- Private/Indep. Colleges & Univ. Representative
Pattie Dillon, Spalding University
- Public Comprehensive Universities Representative
Eric R. Jackson, Northern Kentucky University*
- Research Universities Representative
Nominations accepted from the floor
- Public Historians Representative
Nominations accepted from the floor
- Librarian/Archivist Representative
Heidi Taylor-Caudill, Archives of the Catholic Church Diocese of Owensboro
- K-12 Representatives (two)
Jarrett Nantz, Paducah Tilghman High School*
Crystal Culp, McCracken Co. Regional Juvenile Detention Center
- At-Large Representative
Douglas L. Fulkerson, Elizabethtown CTC*
Note: Names marked with * are those Executive Committee Members continuing into their second (and/or last) year of service as per the KATH constitution.
Here’s a flyer about this fall’s Annual Meeting for you to download and share. It gives a quick overview of the October meeting and includes our thanks to the Kentucky Humanities Council for supporting the student awards and honoraria for our two plenary session speakers.
Please share the file widely – also, it would be greatly appreciated if you would print it out and post it where educators, researchers, librarians and archivists, and students will see it. Thank you!
Click here to download the KATH flyer 2016 (.pdf).
On Saturday, July 23rd, the KATH Board met in Lexington to review the site for this fall’s Annual Meeting – the W.T.Young Library at the University of Kentucky. Register today online via the KATH website!
KATH President Megan Mummey reported that she had applied for a mini-grant ($1000) from the Kentucky Humanities Council at the end of June. She was notified on 7/29 that it was accepted in full. The money will go towards honoraria for the guest speakers at the annual meeting and for student awards to be presented on October 29th.
The group met first at Great Bagel – and all agreed it would be great to have them cater breakfast (coffee and bagels) for early arrivers at the Annual Meeting. Megan also reported on her conversations with Eric Brooks at Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, regarding the customary Friday night reception on October 28th. Ashland is generously waiving their customary $300 fee for KATH to hold the reception there.
The Board is seeking nominations for President Elect, a Private/Independent Universities Representative, Research Universities Representative, Public Historian Representative, and Librarian/Archivist Representative. If interested, please contact Lorie Maltby (KATH Secretary, email@example.com) or Megan Mummey (KATH President, firstname.lastname@example.org; 859-257-6942).
Watch for a newsletter to come out at the end of August – more information about the KATH Board and the upcoming Annual Meeting. Many thanks to Amanda Higgins, Kentucky Historical Society, for getting our old newsletter going again!
Seth Denbo, in a recent blog post (blog.historians.org/2016/05/googling-history-the-ahr-explores-implications-of-using-digital-sources-for-historians) for the American Historical Association (AHA), is asking for scholarly discussions around the impact of digitization of primary sources on the work of historians and history educators. The AHA has opened free access to an article in the April issue of the American Historical Review (AHR) to allow for more perspectives. Join in the conversation!
First, read Lara Putnam’s article in the AHR: “The Transnational and the Text-Searchable: Digitized Sources and the Shadows They Cast.” She raises important points about how digital search engines and access to digitized content have transformed history research strategies and publications.
Then check out the AHA’s resources page for those interested in digital history: https://www.historians.org/teaching-and-learning/digital-history-resources/resources-for-getting-started-in-digital-history. You can see some examples of digital history projects submitted by AHA members from 2015 and 2016 here.
You can participate also by submitting your favorite primary source archival collection in the AHA’s online webform: https://www.historians.org/teaching-and-learning/digital-history-resources/digital-primary-sources.