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Research Fellowships

Research Fellowships

Researchers have used the Kentucky Historical Society’s rich archival holdings to shed light on a vast array of topics, from frontier land distribution and law, to Civil War medicine and from river-borne commerce in the 19th century to Kentucky’s nuclear energy industry.

To help facilitate your research, KHS offers short-term fellowships (one to four weeks) to promote scholarship on any facet of Kentucky’s history.

We offer fellowships in the spring.  Download Fellowships guidelines and learn more here.

Congratulations to our Spring 2024 KHS Research Fellows:

  • Hallie Knipp, Clemson University, “Mountain Labors: Contraceptives and Eugenics in 1930s Appalachia”
  • Christian Yvonne Krueger, Marquette University, “The Horse and Kentucky Identity, 1673-1865”
  • Barton A. Myers, Washington and Lee University, “Champions of the Union: Lincoln’s Southern Commanders and the American Civil War Era”
  • Matthew E. Stanley, University of Arkansas, “Capital Reconciliation: Owners, Workers, and the Political Economy of Blue-Gray Reunion”
  • Cassandra Jane Werking, University of Kentucky, “How the Borderlands Between Canada and the United States Shaped the Civil War”

Click here for a more complete list of our current and past fellows and here for a list of their publications.

If you have questions or need more information, send an email to

Host Daniel J Burge

Kentucky Chronicles: A Podcast of the Kentucky Historical Society is dedicated to sharing the scholarship of KHS researchers on a wide array of topics. The podcast provides a forum for KHS research fellows to share their findings and to promote their research and any publications that might follow, including articles in KHS publications. For several years, the KHS has offered educational grants creating opportunities for researchers worldwide to visit and explore our rich archival holdings. Hosted by Dr. Daniel J. Burge.