I’ve had a lot of fun working with the Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition this year. My roles are largely related to production, including filming and editing, all of which I quite enjoy. But even better is the chance to work with folks like Patrick Lewis and Amanda Higgins on things with clear contemporary relevance.
Really though, it’s just always a good day when you get to spend the morning in the Old State Capitol.
The documentary edition has come a long way from where it was two summers ago when I cataloged and transcribed documents as an intern. Now, I get to use the beta for researching the conclusion of my dissertation. And yes, Kentuckians continued to obsess over their cultivated landscape in the midst of a devastating civil war.
It’s been great watching things come together and I’m looking forward to lots of exciting work coming from this project in the coming years; I know they have some good stuff in store for 2017, specifically.