The Civil War Governors of Kentucky staff is wrapping up the grant year for both of our major federal grants, from the NEH and the NHPRC. This is a good time to reflect back on what we have accomplished.
- Designing and launching Early Access
- Providing users access to over 10,000 documents from five central Kentucky repositories
- Publicizing these Early Access resources and the types of research the project can support on this blog
- Summarizing our development experience with Omeka in a detailed report aimed at fellow digital editors who are interested in the platform
And we are now poised to enter a new grant year. What will Civil War Governors be doing between now and next October?
- Annotating and networking the people, organizations, places, and geographical features in 1,500 documents using a custom tool, MashBill
- Working with eight superb early-career historians to populate our annotation network
- Publishing a new exhibit “Networking Caroline” that previews the coming annotation network using eleven documents from a familiar story to Civil War Governors readers
Civil War Governors is also going live in 2017, hosting a major scholarly conference in Frankfort and presenting at professional organizations and community groups across Kentucky.