(Editor’s Note: KHS originally posted this blog on June 3. Due to a technical issue, the original post was deleted.)
By Amanda Higgins, associate editor, Register of the Kentucky Historical Society
One of the most rewarding parts of our work at the Kentucky Historical Society is the lasting scholarly connections we make with our onsite researchers. Through the KHS short-term fellowship program, the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, National Endowment for the Humanities supported teacher workshops, and the “Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition,” we have made a lot of friends deeply interested in Kentucky’s antebellum, Civil War, and Reconstruction past. For proof of the previous statement, look no further than the program of the Society of Civil War Historians (SCWH), meeting this weekend in Chattanooga.
Most panels, and every program page, have a KHS connection: Caroline E. Janney, president of SCWH, was a 2010 fellowship recipient.
Past fellows Andrew Fialka, Jack Furniss, Luke Harlow, Anne Marshall, Brian McKnight, and Matthew Stith are all participating on panels or roundtables this weekend. 2013 fellow Maggie Yancey is a member of the outreach committee. Katherine Brackett-Fialka, a spring 2016 fellow, will also present this weekend.
Harlow, and Marshall published articles in the Register from research conducted during their fellowship visits; Register authors W. Fitzhugh Brundage and Aaron Astor are also on the program, and Nicole Etcheson serves on the SCWH program committee.
The “Civil War Governors” team will be represented by KHS’s own Matthew C. Hulbert, as well as CWG Editorial Advisory Board member Amy Murrell Taylor.
With so many innovative researchers in one place, we know that the stories of 19th century Kentucky will be well represented this weekend.