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Charles Roland

In Spotlight on May 4, 2018 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: , , , ,


Dr. Charles Roland

Charles P. Roland, a noted historian of the Civil War and the American military, chats with well-wishers at his 100th birthday party at the Univeristy of Kentucky. He holds a cane made by one of his grandfathers for the other.

Dr. Charles P. Roland, professor emeritus at the University of Kentucky and former president of the Southern Historical Association, was celebrated last month for his 100th birthday. See the blog about him by Tom Eblen (here), and a video of the event is published on YouTube here – complete with an Army color guard.

Dr. Roland’s wife, Allie Lee Roland, passed away a few days ago and the UK History Department staff wanted to alert us about the funeral arrangements.

Saturday, May 5 at Clark Legacy Center, 601 E. Brandon Road, Nicholasville, KY (phone 859-271-1111). Visitation from 2-4 pm and funeral at 4 PM.

We offer our condolences to Dr. Roland and his family.



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.

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