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Meeting about Future of KATH

In Alerts,Business Meeting,KATH Conference on September 3, 2019 by Randolph Hollingsworth

Kentucky Association of Teachers of History

Saturday, September 7, 2019 – 10:00-2:00 (EST)

Hardin County Public Library (100 Jim Owen Dr, Elizabethtown, KY 42701)


1. Greetings and Introductions
2. Discussion 1: KATH’s Stated Mission: What is Out Purpose?
3. Discussion 2: Is KATH Needed?
4. Brainstorming Session: What Can Be Done to Revive Interest & Participation in KATH?
5. The 2020 Conference (This assumes we have some attendees, and there is interest in the continuation of KATH)




Social Studies webcast

The Kentucky Council for the Social Studies shared the following information about the webcasts for the Standards for Social Studies in Kentucky:

Architecture of Newly Revised Social Studies Standards webcast:

Link to the webcast:

All previous standards rollout webcasts can be found archived on the Standards Resources webpage under the Standards Rollout Webcasts tab.

Schedule of Upcoming Standards Rollout Webcasts

—-May 23: Interdisciplinary Literacy Practices

—-May 30: Alignment Considerations: Curricula, Assignments, Common Assessments

You can access the live webcasts by going to the KDE Media Portal and clicking on the EdCast Video icon at the bottom of the page. The livestream will be on the “Home” page. You can get your questions answered during the webcasts using GoSoapBox with the access code: OTL.

The archive link and slides will be provided later in the day of each webcast in case you aren’t able to watch live.

Posted May 21, 2019 by Randolph Hollingsworth


Register Now!

Register Now and Pay OnlineRegister Now
for the 2018 KATH Annual Meeting
in Louisville, September 14-15th.

Lee Strang headshot

Prof. Lee Strang

For participants who can arrive on September 14th, Friday evening will feature a debate entitled “Reading the Constitution in 2018” between Professor Lee Strang (Federalist Society contributor, University of Toledo College of Law) and Professor Joshua A. Douglas (American Constitution Society for Law and Policy chapter at University of Kentucky College of Law).

The event will be held in the Chao Auditorium in the University of Louisville Ekstrom Library and will start at 6:00 pm.

Josh Douglas headshot

Prof. Josh Douglas

For more on Lee Strang, visit the Federalist Society website, – and for more on Josh Douglas, see the University of Kentucky College of Law website,

Douglas vs. Strang in a boxing ring

Posted August 28, 2018 by Randolph Hollingsworth


Share flyer!

Are you pumped for the 2018 KATH Conference “Anniversaries in History”? Come to Louisville (Ekstrom Library, University of Louisville) on September 14th-15th. Some of this year’s presenters include Drs. Kristen Childers (Templeton Honors College at Eastern University) , Daniel Krebs (University of Louisville), Thomas Mackey (University of Louisville), Amy Sturgis (Lenoir-Rhyne University) – on topics such as the 14th Amendment, the end of WWI French colonialism and more.

Please download the latest KATH conference flyer from Howard Muncy, 2018 KATH President, and share with colleagues!

KATH2018Flyer (.pdf file)

Looks like it’s going to be a great time – please watch for registration info coming soon.

Posted July 20, 2018 by Randolph Hollingsworth


An Open Letter

The University Press of Kentucky

Dear Supporters of the University Press of Kentucky:

Based on the recently passed state budget, the University Press of Kentucky (UPK) will lose approximately $672,000 out of a total operating budget of $2.86 million against sales of $1.92 million. The University of Kentucky will work with UPK to plan increases in efficiency and enhanced revenues to partially offset the loss of funding. Further, the University of Kentucky and all partner institutions of UPK will be expected to provide financial support to fill any remaining funding gap. The long-term goal is to chart a strong path forward for UPK.

The fact is that many university presses receive funding and support from multiple sources. Against that backdrop, a fresh approach to our funding model is economic reality. It reflects that technology and other forces are changing the way we transmit and discuss ideas. We should seize this moment to continue to evolve…

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Posted April 8, 2018 by Randolph Hollingsworth


2018 Meeting

This summary of Board meeting conversations last week was sent in from Howard Muncy, 2017-18 KATH President:

The conference date was settled as Saturday, September 15th, 2018.  The location will be Louisville, Kentucky.  We will have our annual committee dinner the night before. I will communicate with my contacts at the University of Louisville in securing the auditorium.  We can check prices on hotel rates in the near future.

The theme that seems to be attracting the most attention is “Anniversaries in History.”  We can add a subtitle later if we want. The committee has expressed that we want a mix of American and World content.  Given that 1868, 1918, and 1968 were such important years, this theme will give us flexibility in offering a variety of topics.

I am going to work on securing some speakers for the conference.  I am going to have those scholars check their calendars and requirements for speaking on September 15th.  I will bring that information before the committee when I have collected responses before making any final decision.

For the writing awards, Dr. Ashley Sorrell (UK) has offered to chair the Thomas D. Clark Award Committee (undergrad, U.S. topic), James Caudill (St. Mary of the Woods School) has offered to chair the Anita Sanford Tolson Award Committee (high school), and Dr. Jodie Noelle Mader (Thomas More College) will chair the Raymond F. Betts Award Committee (undergrad, non-U.S. world topic).  This leaves one award committee chair open – the George Herring Graduate Writing Award – if anyone would like to help on this matter.  I really like this portion of KATH and hope we can get a lot of submissions and, as an organization, be able to honor these efforts.

For the committee, going forward, I see our biggest task in promoting the conference and in letting potential attendees know the date.  I am going to work on an early promotional flyer in the coming week.  I have someone who can design that for us no cost.  When details of talks/speakers are more settled, we can get more specific on the flyer.

Thank you for helping KATH,

Howard Muncy
KATH President 2017-18


Posted March 16, 2018 by Randolph Hollingsworth


Save The Date!

The 2018 Annual Meeting for the Kentucky Association of Teachers of History will be

Saturday, September 15th


at the University of Louisville


Stay tuned! More details are coming soon from Howard Muncy, 2017-18 KATH President.

Posted March 13, 2018 by Randolph Hollingsworth


Board Nominations

In Business Meeting,KATH Conference on October 27, 2017 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged:

The following Nomination Slate for the 2017-18 KATH Executive Committee will be presented by Brent Taylor, KATH President, for review and approval during the business meeting portion of the KATH conference in Paducah on Saturday, November 28th.

Howard Muncy, Jackson County High School

Pattie Dillon, Spalding University

Past President
Brent Taylor, West Kentucky CTC

Community Colleges Representative
Robin West, Madisonville Community College

Private/Indep. Colleges & Univ. Representative
Jodie Mader, Thomas More College

Public Comprehensive Universities Representative
Bill Mulligan, Murray State University

Research Universities Representative
Ashley Sorrell, University of Kentucky

Public Historians Representative
Nominations accepted from the floor

Librarian/Archivist Representative
Heidi Taylor-Caudill, Catholic Diocese of Owensboro*

K-12 Representatives (two)
Jarrett Nantz, Paducah Tilghman High School
Crystal Culp, McCracken Co. Juvenile Detention*

At-Large Representative
James Caudill, St. Mary of the Woods School

*- will be fulfilling second year of term


Special rate

Coming to the KATH Conference in Paducah on Saturday, October 28th, and need a place to stay?

KATH President Brent Taylor has negotiated with Auburn Place Hotel & Suites (a number 1 rated hotel in Paducah) a special rate of $79 + tax for KATH members. Address: 3994 Hinkleville Road, Paducah 42001. Phone: 270-444-7667.

Register to attend the conference today online via the KATH website:

Posted September 27, 2017 by Randolph Hollingsworth


Register Now!

The Kentucky Association of Teachers of History invites you to attend their 42nd Annual Meeting.

“Citizenship and Civility”

Saturday October 28, 2017

West Kentucky Community & Technical College
Emerging Technology Building
4810 Alben Barkley Drive
Paducah, KY 42001

What does citizenship mean? How well do we know our rights? How did integration change our state forever? What role should civility play in the continued development of our society? Join KATH in finding the answers to these questions and more.

Keynote Address: “In Search of Adolph Rupp” by Dr. Duane Bolin, History, Murray State University

Additional Sessions:

  • The Constitutional Conundrum: An Interactive Constitutional Quiz” by Cheryl Cooper of the Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Civility: A Roundtable Discussion

Register today online via the KATH website:

NOTE: KATH President Brent Taylor has negotiated with Auburn Place (a number 1 rated hotel in Paducah) a special rate of $79 + tax for KATH members. Address: 3994 Hinkleville Road, Paducah 42001. Phone: 270-444-7667.

Posted August 16, 2017 by Randolph Hollingsworth

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