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Kentucky Historical Society Announces New Research Fellows

The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) today announced six new research fellows. Each fellow will receive monetary support to conduct research for a time of one to four weeks at KHS in Frankfort.

Recipients include:

Fall 2016 Scholarly Research Fellowships

  • J. Matthew Gallman, University of Florida, “Kentucky Democrats and Family Politics: The Strange Case of ‘Willie’ Weller
  • Robert P. Murray, Mercy College, “Slavery Times in Kentucky Redux”
  • Jonathan W. White, Christopher Newport University, “Abraham Lincoln and the Slave Trade”

2016 Oral History Research Fellowship

  • Rebecca Hasselbeck, University of California – Irvine, “Behind the Tracks: Social and Labor Relations in the United States Horse Racing Industry”

2016 Churchill Weavers Fellowships

  • Ricki Dwyer, independent scholar, “Weaving in Contemporary Culture”
  • Maggie Leininger, University of Louisville – Hite Art Institute, “Churchill Weavers and Textile Industrialization”

The Research Fellowship Program is funded by the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation. The program encourages and promotes advanced research on all aspects of Kentucky-related local, regional, national, transnational and comparative history using KHS collections. More information is at history.ky.gov/research-fellowships/.

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