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Call for New Fellow

In Spotlight on September 12, 2016 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: , , ,

The Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project invites applications for a part-time Fellow who supports this project’s unique digital portal with exemplary writing on Kentucky women’s history and culture for both scholars and nonacademic readers. The current Fellow, Kristen Thornsberry, has built up the Kentucky Woman Suffrage Timeline as well as starting up the blog and the project’s community page on Facebook. The project’s signature digital effort is to identify Kentucky’s suffrage sites and connect with a nation-wide Suffrage History Digital Map being developed by National Collaboration for Women’s Historical Sites (NCWHS) in collaboration with the 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative led by the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum and the League of Women Voters.

If requesting compensation, the Fellow can be hired as a temporary employee at the University of Kentucky who would be trained and supervised by Dr. Randolph Hollingsworth. Pay to be negotiated. The Fellow will also collaborate with Dr. Melanie Goan (UK History Department) and Dr. Deirdre Scaggs (UK Special Collections), when needed. Most work can be done online via H-Kentucky and at a distance from UK.

Two or three Fellows can be appointed depending on availability and areas of expertise. We are looking for someone who is
– experienced in history research
– familiar with U.S. women’s history
– detail-oriented and careful with historical references
– organization and time-management skills
– communication skills
– comfortable with technical writing as well as informal social media posts
– basic Excel skills (for collecting digital map entries to be uploaded by the H-Net programmers)
– willing to track down information about records lost to history

Qualifications
Fellows will be working on topics related to the history of Kentucky woman suffrage and research should be published in some form on H-Kentucky: the blog, the timeline, the digital map, annotated bibliography, biographical sketches. The Fellow’s approach to a topic should be broad enough to appeal to students and scholars in several humanities and social sciences disciplines as well as an interested general public.

Applicants must have received at least a Masters degree in History by September 1, 2016. Please submit the following application materials to editorial-kentucky@mail.h-net.msu.edu:

  1. A curriculum vitae. Applicants are also encouraged to submit a list of links to online projects and/or social media accounts.
  2. A one-page abstract in addition to a detailed statement of the research topic the applicant would like to pursue during the term of the fellowship (not more than 750 words – this can be re-used for an introductory blog post).
  3. A brief, two-page proposal for a seminar (or webinar) series related to the applicant’s research.
  4. Two letters of recommendation from colleagues to whom candidates should send their research and webinar proposal. Letters of recommendation should include an evaluation of the candidate’s proposed research and webinar statements. Please ask referees to submit their letters directly to editorial-kentucky@mail.h-net.msu.edu. Letters must be submitted on or before October 1, 2016.

For further information, contact Dr. Randolph Hollingsworth at:
phone: 859-257-0047
or email Kristen Thornsberry at: KYwomansuffrage@gmail.com

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KATH writing awards 2013

In KATH Awards on April 1, 2013 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: , , , ,

The Kentucky Association of Teachers of History sponsors four writing awards each year. Entries are considered by a panel of historians invited by the KATH Board to serve as judges. The winners, who will have written the papers during the 2012-13 academic year, will be honored with a cash prize and certificate at the annual KATH meeting in late September 2013. Please consider sponsoring your students’ work for these awards:

  • Anita Sanford Tolson High School Writing Award

    for a high school student who has written an outstanding paper on a history-related topic but the topic should have been determined by the writer (length of 1,500 to 2,500 words plus at least eight references including primary sources)

  • Thomas D. Clark Undergraduate Student Writing Award

    for the student who has written an outstanding undergraduate research paper in 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 graduate student who has written an outstanding research paper in history on any topic (article length)

For specific details on the requirements for each award, please refer to the KATH webpage: https://kath-online.org/writing-awards.

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2012 Clark Award

In KATH Awards on June 21, 2012 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: , , , , , ,

Kentucky Association of Teachers of History

2012 Thomas D. Clark Writing Award

KATH is pleased to announce its competition for the best undergraduate research paper on a United States topic completed during the 2011-12 academic year at a Kentucky college or university. The winner will receive a $100 prize. The award will be presented at the 2012 KATH Conference, to be held at duPont Manual High School in Louisville on Saturday, September 15.

Competition Guidelines

  1. A student may not submit more than one paper for the Clark Writing Award.
  2. The manuscript (excluding endnotes, appendices, and bibliography) is limited to twenty-five (25) typed, double-spaced pages. It should conform to the rules of The Chicago Manual of Style regarding endnotes, bibliography, and other stylistic matters.
  3. All personal identification information should be removed from the document itself (e.g., writer’s name or university in page numbers, endnotes, title page or first page). The student’s paper title, university, permanent address and current contact information should appear only in the body of the email message to which the paper is attached.
  4. The paper should be submitted as an email attachment in one of the following formats (.doc, .docx, or .pdf) to Professor Melissa A. McEuen, Transylvania University, mmceuen@transy.edu, on or before the deadline: Midnight, Friday, August 3, 2012.
  5. The submission must be accompanied by an email message from the student’s supervising history instructor (or the department chair), recommending the paper and certifying that it was written for an undergraduate course and completed in the 2011-12 academic year.

Please direct any questions to Melissa A. McEuen at mmceuen@transy.edu.

Download a flyer here and post it in your department today!

See also the 2012 Betts Writing Award notice.

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2012 Betts Writing Award

In KATH Awards on June 21, 2012 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: , , , ,

Kentucky Association of Teachers of History

2012 Raymond F. Betts Writing Award

KATH is pleased to announce its competition for the best undergraduate research paper on a world history (non-United States) topic completed during the 2011-12 academic year at a Kentucky college or university. The winner will receive a $100 prize. The award will be presented at the 2012 KATH Conference, to be held at duPont Manual High School in Louisville on Saturday, September 15.

Competition Guidelines

  1. A student may not submit more than one paper for the Betts Writing Award.
  2. The manuscript (excluding endnotes, appendices, and bibliography) is limited to twenty-five (25) typed, double-spaced pages. It should conform to the rules of The Chicago Manual of Style regarding endnotes, bibliography, and other stylistic matters.
  3. All personal identification information should be removed from the document itself (e.g., writer’s name or university in page numbers, endnotes, title page or first page). The student’s paper title, university, permanent address and current contact information should appear only in the body of the email message to which the paper is attached.
  4. The paper should be submitted as an email attachment in one of the following formats (.doc, .docx, or .pdf) to Professor Melissa A. McEuen, Transylvania University, mmceuen@transy.edu, on or before the deadline: Midnight, Friday, August 3, 2012.
  5. The submission must be accompanied by an email message from the student’s supervising history instructor (or the department chair), recommending the paper and certifying that it was written for an undergraduate course and completed in the 2011-12 academic year.

Please direct any questions to Melissa A. McEuen at mmceuen@transy.edu.

Download a flyer here and post it in your department offices today!

See also the 2012 Clark Writing Award notice.

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