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

ANN: Education Town Hall Meetings - How does Kentucky define school success?

This just in from Kentucky Department of Education:

As Kentucky prepares to implement the new federal education law known as the Every Student Succeeds Act in 2017, Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt will be hosting a series of Education Town Hall Meetings to determine how Kentuckians define ‪school success.

Journal accepting articles on History of Retailing and Consumption

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We look to publish high quality contributions on any aspect of the history of retailing and consumption: from antiquity to the 21st century, and from advertising and shopping to consumption rituals and political identity.

10th annual Kentucky Women’s Book Festival in Louisville brings together readers, writers

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The Kentucky Women's Book Festival is celebrating its 10-year anniversary, featuring speakers such as Crystal Wilkinson, Tajuana "TJ" Butler-Jackson, Julie Marie Wade, Jan Arnow, Paulette Livers, Deirdre Scaggs, Cheri Powell, and Carridder M.

"Claiming Space: Women and Fashion" March 7, Frazier History Museum

Just as Fashion Week is wrapping up in Paris, the Kentucky Historical Society and Frazier History Museum are teaming up to present “Claiming Space: Women and Fashion,” an engaging conversation about how a woman’s fashion choices affect her success in politics and business.  This Women’s History Month event occurs March 7 at 6 p.m. at the Frazier, 829 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202.

[Apply Now! March 1 deadline] NEH Summer Institute, The Visual Culture of the American Civil War and Its Aftermath

The American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning at the City University of New York Graduate Center will host a two-week NEH Summer Institute for college and university teachers in July 2016 on the Visual Culture of the American Civil War and its Aftermath.  Applications to participate will be accepted via mail, e-mail, and our online application system until March 1, 2016.