Posts Tagged ‘University of Louisville’


Register Now!

Register Now and Pay OnlineRegister Now
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, – and for more on Josh Douglas, see the University of Kentucky College of Law website,

Douglas vs. Strang in a boxing ring


Posted August 28, 2018 by Randolph Hollingsworth


Share flyer!

Are you pumped for the 2018 KATH Conference “Anniversaries in History”? Come to Louisville (Ekstrom Library, University of Louisville) on September 14th-15th. Some of this year’s presenters include Drs. Kristen Childers (Templeton Honors College at Eastern University) , Daniel Krebs (University of Louisville), Thomas Mackey (University of Louisville), Amy Sturgis (Lenoir-Rhyne University) – on topics such as the 14th Amendment, the end of WWI French colonialism and more.

Please download the latest KATH conference flyer from Howard Muncy, 2018 KATH President, and share with colleagues!

KATH2018Flyer (.pdf file)

Looks like it’s going to be a great time – please watch for registration info coming soon.

Posted July 20, 2018 by Randolph Hollingsworth


2018 Meeting

This summary of Board meeting conversations last week was sent in from Howard Muncy, 2017-18 KATH President:

The conference date was settled as Saturday, September 15th, 2018.  The location will be Louisville, Kentucky.  We will have our annual committee dinner the night before. I will communicate with my contacts at the University of Louisville in securing the auditorium.  We can check prices on hotel rates in the near future.

The theme that seems to be attracting the most attention is “Anniversaries in History.”  We can add a subtitle later if we want. The committee has expressed that we want a mix of American and World content.  Given that 1868, 1918, and 1968 were such important years, this theme will give us flexibility in offering a variety of topics.

I am going to work on securing some speakers for the conference.  I am going to have those scholars check their calendars and requirements for speaking on September 15th.  I will bring that information before the committee when I have collected responses before making any final decision.

For the writing awards, Dr. Ashley Sorrell (UK) has offered to chair the Thomas D. Clark Award Committee (undergrad, U.S. topic), James Caudill (St. Mary of the Woods School) has offered to chair the Anita Sanford Tolson Award Committee (high school), and Dr. Jodie Noelle Mader (Thomas More College) will chair the Raymond F. Betts Award Committee (undergrad, non-U.S. world topic).  This leaves one award committee chair open – the George Herring Graduate Writing Award – if anyone would like to help on this matter.  I really like this portion of KATH and hope we can get a lot of submissions and, as an organization, be able to honor these efforts.

For the committee, going forward, I see our biggest task in promoting the conference and in letting potential attendees know the date.  I am going to work on an early promotional flyer in the coming week.  I have someone who can design that for us no cost.  When details of talks/speakers are more settled, we can get more specific on the flyer.

Thank you for helping KATH,

Howard Muncy
KATH President 2017-18


Posted March 16, 2018 by Randolph Hollingsworth


Save The Date!

The 2018 Annual Meeting for the Kentucky Association of Teachers of History will be

Saturday, September 15th


at the University of Louisville


Stay tuned! More details are coming soon from Howard Muncy, 2017-18 KATH President.

Posted March 13, 2018 by Randolph Hollingsworth



In KATH Awards on October 26, 2017 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: , ,

The chairs of the 2017 KATH Writing Awards are pleased to announce the winners of the KATH student writing awards for this year. The students and their sponsoring faculty will be congratulated in person at the 2017 Annual Meeting this weekend in Paducah.

Raymond F. Betts Award
Winner: Brittani Logsdon
“The Portrayal of Women in U.S. Feminine Hygiene Advertisements from World War II through the 1950s”
Sponsor: Dr. Marjorie Hilton of Murray State University

Thomas D. Clark Award
Winner: Jonathan Dean
HE HOU HAWAI’I: Polynesian Transformation in the Face of the West”
Sponsor: Dr. Kristina Anne Durocher of Morehead State University

George C. Herring Award
Winner: Hannah O’Daniel
“’It is Doubted Whether He is Entitled to the Protection of the Law’: Free Blacks in Early National Mercer County, Kentucky”
Sponsor: Dr. Glenn Crothers of the University of Louisville

You can read more information about these awards and download the student papers on the KATH website.


Spotlight: Deonte Hollowell

In Spotlight on March 22, 2016 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: , , , , , , , ,

Deonte Hollowell

Deonte Hollowell, Spalding University

Today’s spotlight is on KATH Board member Deonte Hollowell who is our Private/Independent Universities Representative. Here are his answers to our request to tell us more about himself.

Current school: I am currently an Instructor of History in Spalding University’s School of Liberal Studies

Fields of interest: Policing, Urbanization, Housing, Education and Socialization…

When did you first develop an interest in history? As a child I could never accept that things just happened; I needed to know why. I was always wondering and questioning.  My academic interest in history was sparked by the late, great J. Blaine Hudson in my undergrad days at University of Louisville.  His historical storytelling reminded me of friends and family back home in Hopkinsville, Kentucky that I swapped stories with growing up (as we still do).  Looking back, I appreciate learning the importance of history in all human endeavors.

How have your interests changed since graduate school? I have not lost any interest for the topics I studied during grad school such as Hip Hop music and culture, the struggles of Black Studies on campuses and in communities, and urban activism.  However, lately I have been reading about various concepts of power as well as the interactions between indigenous Americans and colonial forces.

What projects are you working on currently? I am currently working on a project that investigates urban rioting, looting, and violence as responses to police violence.  I am also analyzing a theory called “the revolt of consciousness” which evaluates a person’s mindset prior to revolutionary action.  Finally, I have been working on a group project that focuses on the health and educational implications of the HOPE VI Project (now called “Choice Neighborhoods Project) in Louisville, KY.

Is there an article, book, movie, blog, etc., that you could recommend to fellow KATH members? The most compelling historical text that I have read is Ivan Van Sertima’s They Came before Columbus which exams physical proof that ancient Africans visited the New World prior to Christopher Columbus’ 1492 voyage.  Van Sertima documents maps, statues, monuments, and botanical evidence – his work is groundbreaking in proving African contributions to the world.

What do you value most about the history profession? The history profession has offered me tons of flexibility in the studies that I am able to pursuit and the courses that I get to teach.

Other than history, what are you passionate about? Institution Building.  Teaching on the college level has blessed me with the opportunity to engage community necessity in a meaningful way.  I have developed various programs throughout my career that focus on enhancing the quality of life in communities.

Any final thoughts? The ancient Akan people of Ghana developed a term called “Sankofa” which means “to return and recover it” – it is the process of historical recovery.  The symbol of Sankofa is a bird looking back into its wings.  It represents the idea that “until you know where you’ve been, you won’t know where you’re going.”

%d bloggers like this: