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 History Podcast County History Search

Kentucky History Podcast County History Search

The Kentucky History Podcast is on a campaign to document the history of each county in Kentucky.

Topics include: First settlers, cities, towns, communities, churches, sports, and big events. 

We're asking the history community to help us find people who currently live or are from each county and are interseted in being on the podcast for each county of Kentucky. Currently we have already covered Rockcaste, Garrard, and Lincoln County. 

Kentucky Female School Superintendents Prior to School Suffrage in 1912

In 1912 the Kentucky General Assembly passed legislation giving literate women who otherwise met the same requirements as men, the right to vote in school elections. Sixty-one women in forty-eight counties were elected as County Superintendent of Schools in the years before this legislation was passed. Amanda T. Million was the first female superintendent in Kentucky. She was appointed in 1886 to fill her deceased husband’s unexpired term and was subsequently elected to the office twice.

Dr. Carol Mattingly on African American Women and Suffrage in Louisville, Feb 27, virtual event, free

This just in from Genie Potter: Friends of Shawnee Library, Louisville KY
announce free and open event
Dr. Carol Mattingly, "African American Women and Suffrage in Louisville, KY"
Saturday, February 27, 2021
10:00 a.m. EST
via Zoom


Meeting ID: 777 734 5525  Passcode: 01AAm4

X-Post from H-South: Allen Morris Forum on the Native South features Jamie Mize on Chickamauga women, virtual event, free

The Allen Morris Forum on the Native South invites interested parties to join a collegial exhibition of new research on Native Americans in the American South virtually via Zoom. The February 2021 session welcomes the work of Dr. Jamie Mize from the University of North Carolina, Pembroke.

Dr. Mize will be discussing her work titled “Chickamauga Women: A Study of Cherokee Gender, Relocation, and Resistance.” Opening comments will be provided by Dr. Liza Black from the University of Indiana - Bloomington and Dr. Kristofer Ray from the University of Hull.