Kentucky Historical Society
Kentucky Historical Society Announces New Research Fellows

Press Release Date:  Friday, October 09, 2015  
Contact Information:  Janene Zaccone
502-564-1792, ext. 4490

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 9, 2015) – The Kentucky Historical Society announced today awardees for its fall 2015 Scholarly Research Fellowship Program. Each new KHS research fellow will receive monetary support to conduct research for one to four weeks at the Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort.


Fall 2015 awardees and their research topics are:


Andrew Fialka, University of Georgia, “Of Methods and Madness: A Spatial History Approach to Guerrilla Violence in the American Civil War”

Matthew R. Hale, Goucher College, “The French Revolution and the Forging of Modern American Democracy”

Joseph Pearson, Union College, “Once Upon a Time in the West: Kentucky’s Bourgeois Frontier, 1790-1850”

LaKisha Simmons, University of Buffalo, SUNY, “Segregated Motherhood: Black Women, Medicine, and Reproduction in the Mountain South, 1890-1960”

Brian Tyrrell, University of California, Santa Barbara, “Bred for the Race: Thoroughbred Breeding and the Geographies of Racial Thought, 1700-2000”


The KHS Scholarly Research Fellowship Program encourages and promotes advanced research on all aspects of Kentucky-related local, regional, national, transnational and comparative history using KHS collections. Application deadlines are March 1 and Sept. 1. More information is at




The Kentucky Historical Society, an agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, was established in 1836 and is committed to helping people understand, cherish and share Kentucky’s history. KHS is fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. For more information about KHS and its programs, visit