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Click here to reserve a spot at the KATH conferenceLooking forward to seeing you at the KATH conference in Louisville this weekend. Check out the wonderful agenda – featuring Dr. George C. Herring who will kick off the conference theme centering on the War of 1812.

Starting at the Filson Historical Society on Friday at 7:30 p.m., you can meet the conference speakers. The next morning have breakfast at DuPont Manual High School and buy some wonderful history books from the University Press of Kentucky. The Phi Alpha Theta students of Campbellsville University are helping out too. After Dr. Herring speaks, you will be invited to discuss in small groups the impact and meaning of the War of 1812.  Kentucky Humanities CouncilEat lunch and watch a living history performance by Harry Smith, a Kentucky Humanities Council Chautauqua character playing a militiaman from Kentucky. After that, we vote for the new KATH Board for 2013-14 and celebrate our student writing award-winners. At the end of the day, take a tour of the historic Halleck Hall with our wonderful host, DPM social studies teacher extraordinaire, Allison Hunt.

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See the call for KATH Board members.

Download .pdf file of KATH 2012 Conference Brochure — and a Flyer here.

Posted September 11, 2012 by Randolph Hollingsworth

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Planning Meeting in May

In Business Meeting,KATH Conference on May 9, 2012 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: ,

Our next KATH planning meeting is set for Saturday, May 19th at 9 a.m. Eastern, 102 Haupt Humanities Building, Transylvania University in Lexington. Contact Randolph Hollingsworth (dolph@uky.edu) if you would like to conference in from a distance. Issues to address: conference place, student awards, budget, part-time KATH coordinator/manager.

KATH Conference, September 15, 2012 (offerings planned so far)

  • Keynote Address on Kentucky and the War of 1812: George Herring (UK), author of From Colony to Superpower: U.S. Foreign Relations since 1776
  • workshop on Native Americans and War of 1812: John Bowes (EKU)
  • workshop on African-Americans and War of 1812: Alicestyne Adams (UL)
  • workshop on genealogy: Cheri Daniels Louise T. Jones (KHS)
  • Chautauqua character actor, Harry Smith who plays Private William Greathouse, a militiaman from Kentucky during the War of 1812
  • KATH Tolson award (Alana?), Betts and Herring awards (Melissa?)
  • election of KATH Board and updating KATH bylaws

The KATH funding campaign is now critical – let Randolph know if you have trouble downloading the KATHsolicitationletter-April2012. We ask that you send it out to as many of your contacts as possible.

P.S. Congratulations to the past KATH Board member and current Planning Group member, Sarah Jane Poindexter of the Filson Club – she has been elected chair of the Kentucky Council on Archives.

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