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

National History Day in Kentucky - seeking volunteer judges

National History Day in Kentucky (NHDKy) is a school-based learning program that hosts students of all ages for a series of educational competition among history projects that progress from regional to state to national contests. To make these inspiring contests happen, we need volunteer judges!

KHS seeks nominations for Kentucky History Awards for 2022

The Kentucky Historical Society seeks nominations for the Kentucky History Awards. Nominations are now open - download the .pdf file here <https://ky-historical-society.s3.amazonaws.com/054a2870-2a67-49f6-bccd-753ca84c161c/2023HistoryAwardsPacket.pdf>. KHS seeks nominations for any individuals or organizations who had outstanding projects, initiatives, or other efforts in 2022 that they would like to see recognized.

CFP: KHS Kentucky History Education Conference, 13 July 2023, in-person and online

The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is now accepting proposals for the Kentucky History Education Conference which will take place in Frankfort on Thursday, July 13, 2023. This year’s conference will be in person with a virtual track of sessions available. Presenters receive free conference registration.

Call for applications from literary artists for Ky Arts Council fellowships and awards - deadline March 15

The deadline to apply for the 2023 Kentucky Arts Council Al Smith Fellowships or Emerging Artists Awards is March 15. They are taking applications in this round from literary artists: fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and play/screenwriting. 


ANN: Alicestyne Turley on Underground Railroad, 16 Feb 6-7:30 pm - in person and online

What You Didn't Know About the Underground Railroad: An Evening with Historian Alicestyne Turley

February 16, 6-7:30 p.m.
Mercantile Library
414 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, Ohio

This Six@Six Lecture is sponsored by Northern Kentucky University's Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement in collaboration with community partners. Free and open to the public.