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Six@Six: Faculty Series- Gateway City: Covington, Kentucky, 1815-2015
The Carnegie
Covington, KY
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Wednesday Mar 04, 2015 6:00 PM - Wednesday Mar 04, 2015 7:30 PM | Free - $6.00


Six@Six: Faculty Series- Gateway City: Covington, Kentucky, 1815-2015
Presenter: Paul Tenkotte, professor
Department of History

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The Carnegie

Since our region is facing inclement weather today, this lecture has been canceled.

All ticket holders will have the option to-
   - to redeem their ticket to attend Dr. Tenkotte's  
     lecture  at the Regional History Day on Saturday,
     March 28 at 10:00am. The event will take place on
     NKU's campus.

   - exchange the ticket for another Six@Six this season

   - or request a refund by 12:00pm today.

Questions about this lecture? Contact 859-572-1448

Lecture Details

Have you ever wondered why Covington's terrain is hillier than the area only a few miles north? Or if  Covingtonians were for the Union or the Confederacy during the Civil War? Is Covington the gateway to the South? Or to the North? Perhaps to the West? One thing is certainthe city has been an important crossroads over the past 200 years. Join Dr. Paul Tenkotte as he leads us on a journey through Covington, and our region's history, explaining how the past influences how we think now, and how we sometimes rewrite the past to explain things we don't understand.

Paul Tenkotte
Paul A. Tenkotte is a Professor of History and Director of the Center for Public History. He came to NKU in July 2009, after 23 years at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Kentucky. At NKU, he has served as Chair of the Department of History & Geography, Black Studies, and Women's & Gender Studies (2009-2012).

Dr. Tenkotte received his Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati (UC) in 1989. At UC, he was the recipient of the prestigious Charles P. Taft Fellowship, the Lenore McGrane Fellowship, and two summer research fellowships. Nationally, he was the 1985 recipient of the Dr. John Pine Scholarship of Phi Alpha Theta International Honor Society in History.

Dr. Tenkotte's doctoral areas of concentration included United States History, European History since 1789, and Historic Preservation/Archival Administration (what we now call Public History).

While at UC, he studied under Dr. Zane L. Miller, one of America's great urban historians, Dr. Roger Daniels, a premier immigration historian, and Dr. Henry Shapiro, an outstanding specialist in intellectual and Appalachian history. Post-doctoral work in Asian History and World History followed after Dr. Tenkotte was hired fulltime by Thomas More College in 1987, including a 1995 summer fellowship to Japan.

While at Thomas More, he was promoted to Professor of History, directed the National Bicentennial Competition on the Constitution and Bill of Rights for three US Congressional Districts for the Center for Civic Education (Los Angeles, CA), and was founder and director of the college's International Studies Program (1991-2001). In 1990, Dr. Tenkotte received an "Excellence in Teaching Award" from the Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities, and in 1989-90 he was named "Outstanding Teacher of the Year" at Thomas More College.

Dr. Tenkotte's scholarship includes co-editorship, with NKU Professor Emeritus James C. Claypool, of the 1,100-page The Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky (Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2009), as well as authorship/co-authorship of several other books dealing with aspects of regional urban and public history.

He has contributed entries to the following encyclopedias: World History Encyclopedia (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 21 volumes, 2011); Encyclopedia of Appalachia (Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press, 2006); The Encyclopedia of Louisville  (Lexington, KY: The University Press of Kentucky, 2000); and The Kentucky Encyclopedia (Lexington, KY: The University Press of Kentucky, 1992).

In addition, Dr. Tenkotte has authored dozens of journal and newspaper articles, and book reviews. He played a key role in a number of PBS-affiliate documentaries, including the three-hour Where the River Bends: A History of Northern Kentucky (2007, winner of two regional Emmy Awards), and the one-hour Sacred Spaces (2008, winner of a regional Emmy Award, as well as the prestigious Public Education and Awareness Award of the Ohio Historic Preservation Office). Dr. Tenkotte has also been Guest Curator of several museum exhibits, including one celebrating the bicentennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln (Covington, KY: Behringer-Crawford Museum, 2008).

Dr. Tenkotte's current projects include: a manuscript for Cincinnati's 225th anniversary (forthcoming San Antonio, TX: HPN Books, 2013); contributions to the state-of-the-art electronic textbook World History: The Modern Era (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio), and co-authorship, with Dr. Rainer Vollmer of Germany, of a forthcoming book on German immigrants in Cincinnati.

Dr. Tenkotte chairs the History and Education Committee of the Covington (KY) Bicentennial Project, and was appointed by Governor Steve Beshear to serve on the Kentucky Historic Preservation Board.


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