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 Oral History Commission Grants

The Kentucky Oral History Commission grant programs offer monetary, equipment and training grants to assist amateur or professional oral historians with oral history research projects on topics of particular significance to Kentucky. These grants encourage statewide participation in the collection and preservation of historically valuable interviews.

Kentucky History Awards

The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) sponsors the Kentucky History Awards to recognize outstanding achievements by historians, public history professionals, volunteers, business and civic leaders, communities and historical organizations throughout the commonwealth.

Feedback Sought for Social Studies Standards - deadline Thursday Feb 22

From a message from Lauren Gallicchio, Division of Program Standards, Kentucky Department of Education:

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is seeking feedback on the current social studies standards.

The state's current social studies standards have been taught in Kentucky classrooms since 2006. Standards outline what students are expected to learn in each grade to successfully transition to the next level of learning. The curriculum or methods and materials used to teach the standards is decided at the local level.