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Register Now!

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for the 2018 KATH Annual Meeting
in Louisville, September 14-15th.

Lee Strang headshot

Prof. Lee Strang

For participants who can arrive on September 14th, Friday evening will feature a debate entitled “Reading the Constitution in 2018” between Professor Lee Strang (Federalist Society contributor, University of Toledo College of Law) and Professor Joshua A. Douglas (American Constitution Society for Law and Policy chapter at University of Kentucky College of Law).

The event will be held in the Chao Auditorium in the University of Louisville Ekstrom Library and will start at 6:00 pm.

Josh Douglas headshot

Prof. Josh Douglas

For more on Lee Strang, visit the Federalist Society website, https://fedsoc.org/contributors/lee-strang – and for more on Josh Douglas, see the University of Kentucky College of Law website, http://law.uky.edu/directory/joshua-a-douglas.

Douglas vs. Strang in a boxing ring

Posted August 28, 2018 by Randolph Hollingsworth

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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.

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KY Photos

In Spotlight on August 14, 2017 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: ,

Some of the Oldest Photos Ever Taken in Kentucky – from Internet Archive Book Images et al.

http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/kentucky/oldest-photos-kentucky/

* Company D, Fourth Kentucky Volunteers, enlisted in 1861 in Louisville.

* 1862, soldiers crossing the Barren River.

* 1900, a snowy street in Columbus

* 1901, congregants from a Methodist church in Hopkinsville

* 1910, aerial view of Louisville

* 1910, Seelbach Hotel

* 1916, University of Kentucky

* 1916, one-room school house for African American students

* 1917, Omar Khayyam – winner of the Kentucky Derby

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Teaching of Slavery

In Spotlight on May 18, 2017 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: ,

Eleven graduate students across the nation were selected recently for research fellowships by the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance project. The fellowships are part of a multiyear initiative to improve the teaching of slavery in K-12 schools across the nation. The fellows curate historical documents and other teaching materials on American slavery to provide teachers with a resource of free and well-researched materials to use in the classroom.

Three graduate students working with Dr. Kathy Swan at the University of Kentucky College of Education – Carly Muetterties, Ryan Lewis and Kenny Stancil – are part of the cohort. Swan serves on the advisory board for the Teaching Tolerance project, and is the national fellows coordinator.

For more information about the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Teaching Tolerance project, visit www.splcenter.org.

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Goan featured on KWSP

In Spotlight on November 20, 2016 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: , ,

Melanie Goan photo from UK History Department webpage

Dr. Melanie Beal Goan, UK

Dr. Melanie Goan, former KATH President and currently Assistant Professor in the History Department at the University of Kentucky, was featured recently in the Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project (KWSP) portal on the H-Kentucky network.

Dr. Goan was interviewed by the new KWSP Fellow, Dr. Joanna Lile, about her work on a manuscript on the history of Kentucky women and their role in the fight for woman suffrage  locally, nationally and internationally.

See Dr. Lile’s post “A Conversation with Melanie Goan” on the KWSP blog. You can follow future blog posts with an RSS feed from the H-Kentucky network – or subscribe to the network today and receive updates via email.

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Live Blog for Election

KATH 2016 Roundtable pic from Facebook Event Page

KATH 2016 Roundtable (l-r) Brent Taylor, Jim Klotter, Jarrett Nantz, Howard Muncy, Josh Douglas (see more on Facebook Event page by clicking on the photo)

We had a great discussion at the KATH Conference last weekend about presidential elections and teaching. And a recent announcment came out that might be useful for you – KATH 2016 keynoter Professor Josh Douglas will be supervising members of the Election Law Society at the University of Kentucky College of Law as they provide live analyses regarding significant election law issues in Kentucky and across the nation through their blog at http://www.uky.edu/electionlaw/.

The Election Analysis Blog, launched in October 2014, is staffed by a dozen Election Law Society members who are dedicated to exploring the role of law in politics. The blog will go live Tuesday, November 8th.

To submit a question on election night, visit the blog at www.uky.edu/electionlaw, call the hotline at 859-257-4935, or email election@lsv.uky.edu.

Posted November 3, 2016 by Randolph Hollingsworth

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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 set for Oct 29th

SAVE THE DATE
KATH’s 41st Annual Meeting
October 28-29, 2016
Friday evening reception and Saturday conference
University of Kentucky, Lexington

Chalk the Vote: Education and Presidential Elections

featuring

Josh Douglas
Professor Joshua A. Douglas, J.D., Robert G. Lawson & William H. Fortune Associate Professor of Law, University of Kentucky
on
The History of Voter ID Laws and the Story of Crawford v. Marion County Election Board
AND Jim Klotter
Professor James Klotter, Ph.D., The State Historian of Kentucky and Professor of History, Georgetown College
on
“The Great Rejected”: Henry Clay and the American Presidency

 


 

In today’s polarized political climate, presidential elections can be a difficult subject in the classroom. On one hand, current events can be a link between today’s students the elections of the past, but on the other hand, teachers of history must be careful to form a wall of separation between educating and electioneering. Join KATH in finding the perfect intersection between hot-button issues of the day and their connection to the past.

Register today!

Posted March 28, 2016 by Randolph Hollingsworth

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