Welcome New CWG-K Staff: Matthew C. Hulbert

The Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition (CWG-K) is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Matthew C. Hulbert to its editorial staff.

Hulbert’s position is funded through a Scholarly Editions and Translations grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities—CWG-K’s second grant in the same program. A 2015 recipient of a Ph.D. in History from the University of Georgia, Hulbert brings a wealth of Civil War-era research, editing, and publication experience to the Kentucky Historical Society.

Hulbert co-edited a very well-received collection of essays, The Civil War Guerrilla: Unfolding the Black Flag in History, Memory, and Myth (Kentucky, 2015), and has published essays in Civil War History, Journal of the Civil War Era, and Common-Place. Hulbert serves as the Special Projects Manager of the Civil War Monitor, a nationally distributed magazine that caters to both a scholarly and popular audience. He previously worked as the book review editor for the same publication. To learn more about Hulbert’s work on guerrilla violence in the Upper South—a bountiful topic in CWG-K documents—listen to his recent interview with Gerry Prokopowicz on Civil War Talk Radio.

The CWG-K team looks forward to Dr. Hulbert’s arrival in Kentucky, where he will help the project complete editorial work on the Early Access digital edition of approximately 10,000 documents and transcriptions, to be published in 2016. Hulbert’s experience will also help launch the project’s next stages of work—visiting archives to gather new documents; developing outreach strategies to get CWG-K Early Access documents to K-12 classrooms, scholarly researchers, and local historians; and developing the next generation of digital humanities tools which will advance the field of scholarly documentary editing and make CWG-K an invaluable resource for all 19th century U.S. historians.