Kentucky Historical Society
KHS names new Register editor
(Jan. 9, 2014) — The Kentucky
Historical Society has named David Turpie editor of the Register of the
Kentucky Historical Society (KHS). He replaces Nelson L. Dawson, who retired
after 10 years of service to KHS.
to joining KHS, Turpie was co-editor of the journal Maine History at the Maine
Historical Society, taught at the University of Maine and Husson University and
was published in the Journal of Sport History.
native of South Carolina, Turpie received his doctorate in modern U.S. history in
2010 from the University of Maine. He holds a Master of Arts degree from the University
has published the Register continuously since 1903, placing it among the oldest
historical journals in the United States. The Register publishes the work of
leading scholars on all aspects of the commonwealth’s past and is widely
accessible to general readers interested in Kentucky history. To subscribe to
the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, go to history.ky.gov.
agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Kentucky
Historical Society, established in 1836, is committed to helping people
understand, cherish and share Kentucky's history. The KHS history campus
includes the Thomas D.
for Kentucky History, the Old
State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum
at the State Arsenal. For more information about the Kentucky
Historical Society and its programs, visit www.history.ky.gov.