The graduate editorial assistantship is a partnership between the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and the University of Kentucky’s Department of History. This competitive award provides one outstanding graduate student an educational opportunity that makes use of demonstrated professional skills acquired as part of graduate training: research, analysis/interpretation and communication. It also affords the candidate a high-quality, supervised professional practicum that enhances graduate education in history and future employability.
As a half-time member of the KHS Research and Interpretation team, the graduate assistant works directly with editorial staff of the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, fulfilling the duties of an apprentice book review editor and gaining facility in the critical selection and acquisition of books for review, selection of referees and management of book reviews-in-process. Finally, the assistant copy edits book reviews and articles for publication.