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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 2023 KHS Research Fellows: 

  • Sarah Broomfield, Independent Researcher, “A Weaver’s History of Churchill Weavers.”
  • Mia Edwards, University of Warwick, “Masculinity, Physicality and Disability: Shifting Experiences and Ideologies within the Antebellum South, 1800-1861.”
  • Christian Y. Krueger, Marquette University, “The Horse and Kentucky Identity, 1673-1865.”
  • Adrien X. Lieven, University of Lille (France), “Progressive Education and Industrial Capitalism Before and During the New Deal, in Harlan County, KY, 1913-1944.”
  • Eric Miller, Geneva College, “Wendell Berry and the Rise of the New Localism.”
  • Diane Mutti-Burke, University of Missouri, Kansas City, “Scattered to the Four Winds of the Earth: The Civilian Refugee Crisis in the American 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.