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In Business Meeting,KATH Conference on March 18, 2016 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged:

Members of the KATH Board met in February and March to get ready for this fall’s 41st Annual Meeting. KATH President Megan Mummy presided.

The Board continues to discuss the need for KATH to broaden its reach amongst Historians in Kentucky. The President used the H-Kentucky network to call for more Board members, and nearly all the positions on the Board that were not filled at the 2015 Annual Meeting have now been filled. The following committees have been formed

  • Conference Program and Speakers Committee – President-elect Brent Taylor leads; Eric Jackson and Jarrett Nantz, members
  • Conference Location and Logistics Committee – President Megan Mummey leads; Kate Hesseldenz and Amanda Higgins, members
  • Papers and Awards Committee – Past president Angela Ash leads; Cheryl Caskey (at KHS) will help again with the Tolson Award submissions; Robin West will handle the Betts Award; Melissa McEuen will manage the Clark Award; and, Melanie Goan will chair the Herring Award committee; Randolph Hollingsworth will assist where needed
  • Nominating Committee – Secretary Lorie Maltby leads; Leslie McCarty and Howard Muncy, members
  • Funding and Finance Committee – Treasurer Alana Cain Scott leads; Doug Fulkerson and Deonte Hollowell, members (Megan will work with Alana to see if we can still apply for the KHC mini-grant)

The KATH newsletter will be revived by Amanda – she and Megan will work on developing a new model for this important communication strategy for history educators in Kentucky. New promotional materials will be developed by Kate for regular dissemination by the Board. Brent will update the pre-conference flier once the theme, date and keynote are finalized.

For the KATH Annual Meeting in 2016, the Board has settled on using the University of Kentucky’s William T. Young Library. The library has an auditorium and small meeting rooms that are free for the President to reserve. We want to use a historic house for the Friday night reception. Megan will contact folks at Ashland to see if they will donate their space to KATH for that evening’s get-together. Randolph will ask to reserve the Gaines Center on UK’s campus, if needed. Megan will look into having some sort of exhibit hosted by UK Special Collections that addresses the theme.

The Board agreed that this year’s topic should focus on presidential elections. A keynote speaker could introduce the topic and make it useful for social studies teachers, postsecondary scholars, public historians, librarians and archivists alike. A group of secondary teachers could offer a roundtable on how they teach during an election year (a call needs to go out via Kentucky Teacher and H-Announce). Another speaker would focus in on Kentucky and presidential history. Lunch would include the regular KATH Business Meeting which includes nominating the new slate of Board members and celebrating the faculty sponsors while handing out the KATH student writing awards.

The date of the 2016 Annual Meeting is still being negotiated. KATH does not want to have its meeting coincide with the Ohio Valley, the Southern or the KY Council of the Social Studies conferences.

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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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Hold the Date: Oct 3

In Alerts,Business Meeting,KATH Conference on May 26, 2015 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged:

KATH’s 40th Annual Meeting

Owensboro CTC's Main Campus map

KATH Annual Meeting to take place in the Advanced Technology Building, OCTC Main Campus

Saturday, October 3rd
Owensboro Community & Technical College
Main Campus, Advanced Technology Building
4800 New Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303

Making History: Controversy and Culture Wars

When it comes to crafting history, perception can become reality, a reality then passed down to subsequent generations.  The challenge is to evaluate sources and ideological agendas.  From Wikipedia to Common Core to more traditional sources such as oral history, the integrity of both the message and the messenger are of great concern.  Explore these issues at the 40th Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Association of Teachers of History.    

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OCTC Advanced Technology Building foyer

Keynote Address: Panelists to Speak on the Kentucky Version of the Common Core Standards for Social Studies

Break-out sessions

  • Continuing the Conversation with the Panelists (How Common Core will impact how History is taught in college)
  • Archivist’s Role in Shaping History
  • Making History in the Classroom (Culture Wars in Early American History – connections with Ferguson, MO events today)
  • H-Kentucky Network

KATH Reception on Friday evening, October 2nd: International Bluegrass Music Museum
KATH Board Members and Conference Presenters will eat dinner at The Miller House Restaurant before the reception.

 

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New KATH Board

In Business Meeting,KATH Conference on October 20, 2014 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: , ,

Last Saturday the 2013-14 KATH Board‘s Nominating Committee presented a slate of nominees for the 2014-15 Board at this year’s Annual Meeting. All current members of KATH (including registrants of this year’s Meeting) are eligible to vote. Nominations were taken from the floor, and the following individuals were unanimously acclaimed as the 2014-15 Board’s Executive Committee.

KATH Executive Committee, 2014-15

President
Angela Ash, Owensboro Community & Technical College

President-Elect
Megan Mummey, University of Kentucky

Past President
Pattie Dillon, Spalding University**

Community Colleges Representative
Jake Gibbs, Bluegrass Community & Technical College**

Private/Indep. Colleges & Univ. Representative
Deonte Hallowell, Spalding University

Public Comprehensive Universities Representative
Andrea Watkins, Northern Kentucky University**

Research Universities Representative
Sara Abdmishani Price, University of Kentucky**

Public Historians Representative
Kate Hesseldenz, Liberty Hall Historic Site

Librarian/Archivist Representative
Nomination by Dr. Melissa McEuen from the floor – Lisa Nichols of Transylvania University – voting by the membership will be requested later once Ms. Nichols has accepted the nomination.

K-12 Representatives (two)
Nominations from the floor were presented but voting will be requested later once the candidates have accepted the nominations.

At-Large Representative
Nomination from the floor and accepted by the candidate – Brent E. Taylor of Western Kentucky Community & Technical College

**Fulfilling second year of term – see the list of 2013-14 KATH Board members here.

 

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Nomination Slate

In Business Meeting,KATH Conference on October 15, 2014 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged:

According to the KATH Constitution, the KATH Board consists of an Executive Committee and appointed officers. Board members serve for two years; and, Executive Committee members are elected at the KATH Annual Meeting.

The 2013-14 KATH Board‘s Nominating Committee has compiled a slate of nominees for this year’s Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 18th, at Spalding University. All current members of KATH (including registrants of this year’s Meeting) are eligible to vote.

Nomination Slate for
KATH Executive Committee, 2014-15

President
Angela Ash, Owensboro Community & Technical College

President-Elect
Megan Mummey, University of Kentucky

Past President
Pattie Dillon, Spalding University**

Community Colleges Representative
Jake Gibbs, Bluegrass Community & Technical College**

Private/Indep. Colleges & Univ. Representative
Deonte Hallowell, Spalding University

Public Comprehensive Universities Representative
Andrea Watkins, Northern Kentucky University**

Research Universities Representative
Sara Abdmishani Price, University of Kentucky**

Public Historians Representative
Kate Hesseldenz, Liberty Hall Historic Site

Librarian/Archivist Representative
Nominations accepted from the floor

K-12 Representatives (two)
Nominations accepted from the floor

At-Large Representative
Nominations accepted from the floor

 

**Fulfilling second year of term – see the list of 2013-14 KATH Board members here.

 

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Earle C. Clements Award

Be sure all history and social studies teachers attend the KATH Annual Meeting this year!

Earle C. Clements

Earle C. Clements (1896 – 1985), Kentucky congressman and Governor

Charles Flanagan from the National Archives will be announcing the new Earle C. Clements Innovation in Education Award for Civics and History teachers in Kentucky. This award is the result of a partnership between the UK Libraries Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center (where the Earle C. Clements Collection resides) and the National Archives. The criteria will include the teacher’s knowledge of and enthusiasm for the subject, impact on student success, and evidence of creativity and innovation.

Deirdre A. Scaggs, Associate Dean of UK Libraries for the Special Collections Research Center and Co-Director of the Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center, is spearheading this collaborative effort. She tells us that the award will “reflect the values central to the career of Kentucky politician Earle C. Clements, including public service at all levels of community, respect for civil discourse, willingness to compromise, and dedication to improving education in Kentucky.”

KATH is proud to be invited by the UK Libraries and the National Archives to help launch this great initiative to support the best use of primary sources in Kentucky classrooms.

Posted September 25, 2014 by Randolph Hollingsworth

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Got Facebook?

KATH event on FacebookDo you have a Facebook account? Then please log in and “join” the KATH 2014 Annual Meeting event.

Share the Facebook event page with your friends and on your own history-related community pages to help us get the word out about the upcoming meeting.

Thanks so much!

Posted September 25, 2014 by Randolph Hollingsworth

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Share the news!

brochure2014Please help us get the word out about the upcoming KATH meeting in Louisville on October 17-18.

Click on the image and you can download the whole file (a .pdf file) – a flyer or a tri-fold brochure. You can attach the .pdf file to an email or print it out to share with others. flyer2014

Posted September 25, 2014 by Randolph Hollingsworth

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Teaching for Civic Purposes

Another one of the sessions at the upcoming KATH Annual Meeting, October 18th, is “’They are rising—all are rising’: Teaching Civil Rights for Civic Purposes” led by Dr. Linda Levstik, University of Kentucky College of Education. Dr. Levstik describes her session as follows:

Linda Levstik

Dr. Linda Levstik

In 1999, a history teacher in Massachusetts, Scott Culclasure, wrote that because history is our creation, we are responsible to each other for choosing to tell some stories and to leave others untold. In this session we will consider the civic consequences of shifting our historical gaze from pivotal individuals in the Civil Rights Movement to the collective power of ordinary people taking civic action in extraordinary times.

Sign up for the KATH Annual Meeting today!

Use our online registration form or contact Dr. Alana Cain Scott, KATH Treasurer, at  a.scott@moreheadstate.edu.

Looking forward to seeing you in Louisville at the conference.

Posted September 16, 2014 by Randolph Hollingsworth

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