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Call for Submissions

The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) scholarly research-fellowship program encourages and promotes advanced study and research on all aspects of Kentucky history. Through these short-term fellowships, researchers conduct serious scholarly research in KHS collections that advances historical knowledge about the commonwealth.

Fellowships support visits to KHS by assisting researchers of any nationality with travel and living expenses while using the KHS research collections. KHS awards approximately ten scholarly research fellowships annually. Awards typically range from $375 to $1,500. Applications will be judged on the merits of the proposed research and the extent to which the judges believe that research can be advanced through use of collections at KHS.

Applications due March 31, 2011

Check our Web site http://history.ky.gov/ for more details by clicking on the learn link on the home page and then the research fellowships link.

The Civil War and Kentucky: Call for Submissions

The editors of the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society seek submissions for a special issue on "The Civil War and Kentucky," featuring guest editor John David Smith, Charles H. Stone Distinguished Professor of American History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. We invite full-length article submissions on any aspect of the Civil War and Kentucky, including:

  • • Coming of the war, neutrality, dual governments

  • • Rhetoric and politics of union and disunion

  • • African Americans, slavery, and emancipation

  • • Civil liberties in war [End Page 113]

  • • Wartime politics at the local, state, regional, and national levels

  • • Military campaigns and military culture

  • • Guerrilla war—course and consequences

  • • Soldiers, civilians, women, and children's war experience

  • • Postwar social, political, and economic readjustments

  • • Religion and church communities in wartime

  • • Memory and culture

Other topics which the expertise and imagination of contributors might suggest, and which make a significant contribution to scholarship, are also welcome.

Prospective contributors should consult the "Guidelines for submitting manuscripts to the Register" which is accessible by clicking the Register link on our Web site (http://history.ky.gov).

The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2011, with the anticipation of publication during the sesquicentennial period (2011-2015).

Questions regarding the "The Civil War and Kentucky" special issue may be directed to:

Nelson L. Dawson
Editor, The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society
Kentucky Historical Society
100 W. Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601-1931
502-564-1792
nelson.dawson@ky.gov

Correction

The names of two reviewers were transposed in the Autumn 2009 issue. Judkin Browning reviewed Virginia at War: 1863 and Virginia at War: 1864, both edited by William C. Davis and James I. Robertson Jr. Christopher S. Stowe reviewed In the Trenches at Petersburg: Field Fortifications & Confederate Defeat by Earl J. Hess. [End Page 114]

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