State Historian JAMES C. KLOTTER, professor of history at Georgetown College, is the recipient of the 2005 Thomas D. Clark Kentucky Archives Week Award. The award, announced by the Kentucky State Historical Records Advisory Board during the annual Kentucky Archives Week celebrations, recognizes distinguished contributions to the work of archives and archivists.

The award was presented to Dr. Klotter by State Archivist Richard Belding, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, at the fall meeting of the Kentucky Council on Archives at Northern Kentucky University.

Dr. Klotter was recognized for his leadership as a former executive director of the Kentucky Historical Society; for distinguished scholarship, based on research in Kentucky archival repositories; for his service as State Historian and as a teacher of history; and for his many contributions as mentor and colleague, providing encouragement and counsel to those who work with historical records in Kentucky.

The author, coauthor, or editor of over a dozen books, he most recently edited The Human Tradition in the New South, which was published earlier this year by Rowman and Littlefield Publishers. (Scholars Developing Scholars Newsletter, December 2005, p. 1.)

LIYAN LIU presented a paper entitled, “Modernization and Moral Cultivation: Yang Changji’s role in nourishing the spirit of his students,” at the 11th ACPSS 2005 conference (Oct. 28-30) in Los Angeles, California. She also presented another paper entitled, “Planting the Seeds of Revolution: Modern Educators and China’s Revolutionary Transformation, 1910-1949,” at the 47th Annual Conference of the American Association for Chinese Studies in Nashville, Tennessee, which was held Oct. 21-23. (Scholars Developing Scholars Newsletter, December 2005, p. 2.)

Harold Tallant’s review of the collected writings of the abolitionist Owen Lovejoy, His Brother’s Blood: Speeches and Writings, 1838-64 (edited by William F. Moore and Jane Ann Moore), appeared in the Journal of Southern History. Additionally, earlier this fall he participated in an interactive book review session on the H-Net Discussion Network of his book Evil Necessity: Slavery and Political Culture in Antebellum Kentucky. (Scholars Developing Scholars Newsletter, December 2005, p. 4.)