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 legislature limits 1838 school suffrage law to white widows

Since 1838 Kentucky had served as the model for including women in the franchise for school board elections (taxpaying widows, single women and guardians of school children - with no specific reference to the voter's race - see 1838 KWSP Timeline posting). The earliest woman suffrage activists often referred to this partial suffrage as a part of the first step to gaining full citizenship rights for women.

Research Fellowships Kentucky Historical Society Spring Deadline March 1, 2019

The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is seeking applications for the KHS research fellowship program for the spring 2019 cycle. The program provides funding for senior and emerging scholars, including doctoral students, whose research focuses on Kentucky or larger regional-related topics – visit https://history.ky.gov/resources/catalogs-research-tools/ for more information on collections.

Digitized Research Notes from Faragher’s Daniel Boone Now Available Online

Andrew Offenburger announced on H-West recently about his project launch for the digitization of the research notes of historian John Mack Faragher when he was working on his book Daniel Boone: The Life and Legend of an American Pioneer (Henry Holt & Co., 1992). The research notes, when analyzed in relation to the final printed publication, are useful for those interested in how history is crafted.

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