Welcome to H-Kentucky

The goal of H-Kentucky is to create an online collaborative environment to facilitate communication and the exchange or scholarly and pedagogical ideas among teachers, researchers, scholars, advanced students, and related professionals (e.g. local historians, librarians, archivists, genealogists), all in an open, democratic, respectful and non-partisan manner. H-Kentucky especially welcomes those who are interested in Kentucky, as well as those in any history/humanities field who live and/or work in Kentucky. 

Recent Content

Shayla Lynch, J.D. appointed as Executive Director of Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning, Lexington

Press release from Erica Lynne Cook, Marketing & Communications Director

The Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning announced today that Shayla Lynch has been appointed new executive director. An experienced nonprofit professional and fundraiser, Lynch will succeed Neil Chethik and assume responsibilities on May 23, 2022. Chethik, who served as the executive director from 2012—2022, retired in March.

Review by Howell of Bingham's “My Old Kentucky Home” (Knopf, 2022)

Rebecca Gayle Howell, writer and poetry editor of the Oxford American - now teaching in the Lewis Honors College at the University of Kentucky, has reviewed Emily Bingham's new book, My Old Kentucky Home The Astonishing Life and Reckoning of an Iconic American Song, Knopf, $30 (368p) ISBN 978-0-525-52079-5.

Call for Applications for Smithsonian project, Coming Home: Stories from Main Street

Posted on behalf of Sydney Thatcher, Youth Programs Coordinator, Smithsonian Institution

Greetings All,

It is with great pleasure that I am writing to invite Museum on Main Street (MoMS) hosts to participate in our Coming Home: Stories from Main Street program for 2022 – 2023!