Kentucky Historical Society Oral History Use Fellowship Applications Due MARCH 1

The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is seeking applications for a short-term oral history use fellowship for the spring 2018 cycle. The program provides funding for senior and emerging scholars, including doctoral students. Fellowship residency at the KHS campus in Frankfort, Kentucky, r

Matt Davidson and research on Native Americans in Kentucky - part of a world economy

When we think of Kentucky, we rarely imagine its global connections today or in the past. However, we cannot ignore that here in the foothills of the great Allegheny Mountain ranges and an integral part of the Ohio Valley region, we were - and continue to be - a part of a worldwide network. We have evidence of this kind of interactivity that reaches back as far as the Late Fort Ancient (1400-1680 CE) in Greenup County. Finding themselves between several European colonies by the 17th century, many Native American peoples took advantage of the demand for trade in animal hides.

Explore Kentucky Sites on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail

The U.S. Civil Rights Trail has launched with over 100 points of interest showcased in fourteen states. Charged by National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis, historians at Georgia State University identified sixty sites and Southern state tourism directors added forty more. There are three Kentucky sites on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail:

Burriss on Webb-Sunderhaus and Donehower, 'Rereading Appalachia: Literacy, Place, and Cultural Resistance'

Book review by Theresa L. Burriss (Radford University) for H-South

Sara Webb-Sunderhaus, Kim Donehower, eds. Rereading Appalachia: Literacy, Place, and Cultural Resistance. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2015. 238 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8131-6559-2. 

Kentucky Historical Society to Lead National Digital Research Effort

Kentucky Historical Society to Lead National Digital Research Effort

$90,000 NHPRC/Mellon Grant will kick off initiative

Frankfort, Ky. (Feb. 8, 2018)A $90,000 grant from the National Historical Records and Publications Commission (NHPRC) and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will help a team of national organizations led by the Kentucky Historical Society explore the future of biographical research and publishing for digital history projects.


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