Emma Dolfinger was born in in 1881 in Louisville, Kentucky, to a family who descended from German immigrants. Both of her grandparents were born in Germany: Jacob Dolfinger in Württemburg around 1820 and Anna Pfingst in Hesse-Cassel around 1829. When he emigrated to Louisville, Jacob Dolfinger, who was trained as a jeweler, first worked in partnership with the silversmith Henry Hudson. In 1863 Jacob Dolfinger founded Dolfinger’s, a shop that imported European crystal and china to Louisville.
News from Eastern Kentucky University: The History Department is accepting applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship with a specialization in 19th century U.S. history to begin August 2018.
We were alerted by Joseph J. Ferreira, Jr., former H-Net Council President, about the new website NEHforAll.org, hosted by the National Humanities Alliance. As was requested and in celebration of Arts and Humanities Month, we checked out the new website to see what impact NEH projects had on Kentucky citizens. Kentucky has three projects listed there:
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New Directions in Kentucky Sport History
The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is seeking applications for the KHS research fellowship program for the fall 2017 cycle. The program provides funding for senior and emerging scholars, including doctoral students, whose research requires the use of KHS collections and research resources.