A New Book and a Sabbatical

January 17, 2006

The University Press of Kentucky will soon publish a new textbook by JIM KLOTTER (coauthored with his wife, Freda), Faces of Kentucky. The book is a history of Kentucky for elementary school students. Also this spring, three of his books will make their first appearance in paperback editions: The Breckinridges of Kentucky, Kentucky: Portrait in Paradox, 1900-1950, and Kentucky Justice, Southern Honor, And American Manhood: Understanding the Life And Death of Richard Reid.

ELLEN EMERICK is on sabbatical for the Spring Semester 2006.


Professors in the News

December 1, 2005

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. (more…)


Professors in the News

October 1, 2005

CLIFF WARGELIN was recently asked by Scribner’s to contribute a scholarly entry on the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk for an upcoming Encyclopedia of European History. (Scholars Developing Scholars Newsletter, October 2005, p. 2.)

JIM KLOTTER gave seven historical talks to various groups—the Civil War Preservation Trust’s national teachers’ meeting, the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative, the Kentucky Historical Society, the Bell County Historical Society, Ward Hall Foundation, the Johnson Family Reunion, and a Lexington book club. Talk topics ranged widely, from frontier Kentucky to the commonwealth in the Civil War to trends across time in the state’s history. He also wrote a summary of Thomas D. Clark’s life for the August 2005 Organization of American Historians’ Newsletter. (Scholars Developing Scholars Newsletter, October 2005, p. 3.)

LIYAN LIU’s article, “The Man Who Molded Mao: Yang Changji and the First Generation of Chinese Communists,” has been accepted for publication in the journal Modern China. (Scholars Developing Scholars Newsletter, October 2005, p. 4.)


History Majors Honored

May 1, 2005

One of them will be spending a year in Germany on a Fulbright grant. The second will take her triple major to the University of Massachusetts to pursue her Ph.D. These winners of the Dean’s Honor Award for 2005 would be the pride of any college in the nation. And, they are also history majors, MICHAEL PUGLISI and WHITNEY PURCELL. They joined Chemistry major Michael Newcomer as this year’s recipients of Georgetown’s highest academic honor.

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Congratulations to…

April 1, 2005

In April 2005, Georgetown’s Student Life Office inaugurated the LINDSEY APPLE Student Life Appreciation Award. The award was named in honor of the recently retired chair of the History Department in appreciation of his 36 years of service to Georgetown College (seven as Dean of Students). According to Dr. Todd Gambill, Dean of Students, “Dr. Apple has spent his career contributing to the growth and development of Georgetown students both in and out.” The award, funded by AGS and the Student Life Office, will be presented each year to (more…)


Professors Making Headlines

February 1, 2005

LIYAN LIU was elected as the Board director of the Association of Chinese Historians in the United States at the 2005 American Historical Association conference in Seattle in January 2005. (Scholars Developing Scholars Newsletter, February 2005, p. 2.)

HAROLD TALLANT’S book, Evil Necessity: Slavery and Political Culture in Antebellum Kentucky, was the featured book on KET’s “bookclub@ket” program in February 2005. (Scholars Developing Scholars Newsletter, February 2005, p. 2) Click on this link to view the program or this link to view an interview with Dr. Tallant by Bill Goodman, host of “bookclub@ket.”


Congrats to Dr. Liyan Liu

December 1, 2004

LIYAN LIU gave a talk on “Development of Chinese Buddhism” at Crane House, Louisville, on November 11. Her paper, entitled “The First Generation of Chinese Communists and the Hunan First Normal School,” presented at the American Historical Association conference in Washington, D.C. in January 2004, has also been accepted by the 18th International Association of Historians of Asia Conference, which will be held in December 2004 in Taipei, Taiwan. (Scholars Developing Scholars Newsletter, December 2004, p. 4.)


Scholars Developing Scholars

October 1, 2004

ELLEN EMERICK attended a five-day conference in Palo Alto on the theme of promoting critical thinking in the classroom, run by the Critical Thinking Institute. She is also a member of the board (as past-president) of the Kentucky Association of Teachers of History [KATH] and helped put on their annual conference in Louisville. (Scholars Developing Scholars Newsletter, October 2004, p. 3.)

JAMES KLOTTER gave talks to two different University of Kentucky history classes, one to teachers at Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative, two to Kentucky Council for the Social Studies meeting, one at Frazier Museum in Louisville, and one to National Trust for Historic Preservation. He also had article published, “Duty, Honor, and Family: The Breckinridges of Kentucky,” in Kentucky’s Civil War and five chapters authored by him appeared in the revised edition of Kentucky’s Governors (University Press of Kentucky, 2004), edited by Lowell Harrison. He also just submitted the final manuscript for his new book, The Human Tradition in the New South (Rowman & Littlefield), and finished gathering images for another book, Faces of Kentucky, to be out in June. (Scholars Developing Scholars Newsletter, October 2004, p. 3.)


Say Goodbye

July 1, 2004

Department Chair LINDSEY APPLE is retiring.


Klotter and Tallant, Authors!

March 1, 2004

JAMES KLOTTER and HAROLD TALLANT have published new books: Klotter’s Kentucky Justice, Southern Honor, and American Manhood: Understanding the Life and Death of Richard Reid and Tallant’s Evil Necessity: Slavery and Political Culture in Antebellum Kentucky.




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