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The Filson Announces Spring 2023 Fellowship Recipients

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Filson Historical Society is pleased to announce the winners of the Spring 2023 round of Filson Fellowships. These fellowships encourage the scholarly use of our nationally significant collections by providing researchers with financial support for travel and lodging. Candidates were chosen from a strong pool of applicants from around the country and internationally with research interests related to the history and culture of Kentucky and the Ohio Valley.

The following candidate has been awarded a one-week Filson Fellowship:

Dr. Matthew Stanley, Associate Professor of History, University of Arkansas, “Capital Reconciliation: Owners, Workers, and the Political Economy of Blue-Gray Reunion.”

The following candidate has been awarded a two-week Filson Fellowship:

Dr. Robert Murray, Associate Professor of History, Mercy College, “Hemp in the Ohio Valley.”

The Filson anticipates that fellows will publish the results of their research in “Ohio Valley History,” a peer-reviewed journal published jointly by the Filson, the Cincinnati Museum Center, and the University of Cincinnati.

To learn more about the Filson’s fellowship programs, please visit Filson Fellowships are made possible in part by the Bullitt Homestead Preservation Trust and the Boehl Trust.


Since its founding in 1884, The Filson Historical Society has preserved the region’s collective memory, not only of Kentucky but also of the Ohio Valley and the Upper South. The Filson continues to collect and tell the significant stories of the region. An independent historical society, The Filson serves the public through its extensive research collections and numerous educational opportunities. The Filson is headquartered in Mansion in Old Louisville and offers research facilities, events, and rental space.