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

Female heads of household in Kentucky villages gain right to vote in school-related elections

In 1886 the rights of widows and unmarried women (femes sole) paying taxes in cities of “the fifth and sixth classes” — Kentucky’s smallest villages — were extended to include the right to vote in school-related elections.


”A Rap at Kentucky,” Lexington Leader (April 10, 1902).

JOB: Assistant Professor, U.S. History/Social Studies Ed, Murray State Univ

From H-Net Job Guide:

Murray State seeks candidates who will teach 12 hours per semester in Modern U.S. history, survey courses in World History, and teach and develop courses in history/social studies education; conduct scholarly research sufficient for tenure and promotion; engage in appropriate service. The person in this position will work closely with History/Social Studies Education students as well as faculty and staff in other departments who do the same.