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

Kentucky Historical Society Short-Term Fellowships, Fall 2015

The KHS scholarly research fellowship program encourages and promotes advanced study and research in KHS collections on all aspects of Kentucky-related local, regional, national and transnational history. Fellowships support visits to KHS within one year of the award and are designed to assist researchers with travel and living expenses while using the KHS research collections.

In Memoriam: John Dean Wright, Jr., Kentucky historian and educator (1921-2015)

We mourn the recent death of John Dean Wright, Jr., Kentucky historian and educator. Dr. Wright died in Vermont last month at the age of 94.

His life story and legacy for all Kentuckians deserves to be recalled here. Born and raised in Massachusetts, Wright attended Dartmouth College. After graduating from Dartmouth he went into the Navy and served as an officer during World War II in the Philippines. After the war, he earned his Masters degree in U.S. History then his Ph.D. from Columbia University.