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Invitation to Join the SHA

In Spotlight on May 4, 2015 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: ,

Dear Kentucky History Educator,

As a teacher of history at the University of Kentucky, and as a representative of the membership committee of the Southern Historical Association (SHA), I write to invite you to become a member of the SHA if you have not already done so. Founded in 1934, the SHA ranks among the most important organizations in the country today promoting inquiry into vital aspects of American history, including sectionalism, war, race, slavery, civil rights, religion, and politics.

The SHA welcomes as members anyone involved in educating students, or the general public, on various aspects of the South’s regional history. Each year the SHA holds an annual conference, featuring presentations and exhibits by college professors, museum curators, secondary school teachers, and graduate students, on the most recent and pressing questions surrounding the region’s history. Next November, the 2015 annual meeting will be in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Southern Historical AssociationAlso included with membership is a subscription to the Journal of Southern History, published four times per year. The journal is the premier venue for new scholarship on the region, as well as for reviews of nearly all new books on southern history published each year.

Please see the SHA website for more information – and for a membership application: As a 20-year member of the organization, as well as a member of the journal’s editorial board, I am also happy to answer any questions. I hope you will consider becoming a member.

Amy Murrell Taylor

Dr. Amy Murrell Taylor, University of Kentucky


Amy Murrell Taylor

Dr. Amy Murrell Taylor
Associate Professor of History
University of Kentucky
1715 Patterson Office Tower
Lexington, KY 40506-0027

KATH-Online Editor’s Note: Our regulars may remember Dr. Taylor was the KATH Keynote speaker for 2013 – check out the KATH-online archives for more on that year’s meeting.



Board Meeting, March 30

In Business Meeting,KATH Conference on April 29, 2013 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: , , , ,

KATH Board Meeting, Saturday, March 30, 2013
Patrick O’Shea’s Irish Pub, Louisville, KY

Present:  President Allison Hunt, Randolph Hollingsworth, Cheryl Caskey, Sara Price, Crystal Culp, Angela Ash (& Gracie Ash), Lorie Maltby, Jake Gibbs, Alana Scott, Pattie Dillon

Meeting arranged by Allison Hunt at Patrick O’Shea’s Irish Pub in Louisville, KY.

The meeting focused mostly on the upcoming fall conference/meeting. Randolph reported that new UK historian Amy Murrell Taylor has accepted KATH’s invitation to be the keynote speaker for the fall conference.  Her research is about wartime migration.  Dr. Taylor’s keynote will set the scene for the topic of wartime and post-war displacement.  Sara Price mentioned that she has connections with the Oral History Project:  Student Veterans in Iraq & Afghanistan.  This project consists of oral history interviews with students from UK, BCTC, NKU, and EKU.  Sara shared that a play was also done based on the interviews.  The project is still collecting interviews.

Talk then turned to the conference title; the group agreed to:  “DIS-placement:  Impact of War on Society.”  Discussion then focused on concurrent sessions.  Considerations included a session on the Battle of Perryville featuring Stuart Sanders, former Perryville Battlefield curator, whose book Under Fire describes the toll that the battle had on the community; Dean Lambert’s When the Ripe Pears Fall, about the Battle of Richmond; focus on the Kentucky core standards content, and the Oral History project.  Ideally there would be up to five breakout sessions.

The conference needs to be during the last two weeks in September, either September 21 or September 28.  The group would like to hold the conference in central Kentucky.  Two possible sites in Frankfort are the Kentucky History Center and Berry Hill Mansion.  Two sites in Lexington are the W. T. Young Library and Bluegrass Community and Technical College.

Conference schedule:

  1. Registration & Breakfast:  9 – 10 a.m.
  2. Welcome & Keynote:  10 – 11 a.m.
  3. Breakout Sessions #1:  11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
  4. Lunch & Business Meeting:  12:30-1:30 p.m.
  5. Breakout Sessions #2:  1:30-2:30 p.m.

Discussion of committees and assignments ensued:

  • conference program & speakers:  Allison Hunt, Sara Price, Angela Ash
  • logistics:  Jake Gibbs, Cheryl Caskey, Pattie Dillon; task:  location for conference, catering
  • funding & finance:  Alana Scott, Wendy Davis; tasks:  KY Humanities Council Grant, contact organizations to add to the program, investigate credit card services
  • papers & awards:  Randolph, Melanie Goan, Crystal Culp, Melissa; tasks:  4 paper awards, publicize the paper awards, possibly channel KY History Day papers to high school papers award
  • nominations (Lorie Maltby, Christopher Snow; tasks:  fill missing positions on the KATH Board—public/comprehensive university rep and research university rep)

Discussion of funding and finance issues:

  • How much to charge for the conference registration fee?  Last year registration fees were $35 + membership fee of $15 for a total of $50 for members and $15 for students.
  • How much can KATH pay for an honorarium for Dr. Talyor–$200?
  • Should KATH invite publishers to come to the conference and charge them a fee?  KCHS charges $100 for a booth to publishers such as McGraw-Hill, Pearson/Cengage and College Board.  There would be no charges for UK Press.
  • Should KATH pursue conference sponsorships from different organizations?
  • Should KATH look into selling KATH swag (e.g., coffee mugs, t-shirts, cheap tote bags, etc.)?  For this someone could investigate Café Press.

Next steps:

  • Decide on a location (agreed to contact):
    • Kentucky History Center (Cheryl Caskey);
    • Berry Hill Mansion (Lorie Maltby),
    • BCTC (Jake Gibbs)
  • Determine lunch catering & registration fees

Next KATH Board Meeting:  Sunday, April 21 in Louisville

Respectfully Submitted by
Lorie Maltby, Secretary

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