The Evolution of a Book, Part 4: Funding Your Research

(The first three posts in this series are available at the following links: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.) One of the most important parts of completing a book is finding research funding. For historians, there are a number of sources of funding. Unfortunately, I wasn't very successful in obtaining research funding for the Jackson biography. Part … Continue reading The Evolution of a Book, Part 4: Funding Your Research

Summer 2011 Research

This summer was a crucial one for the Jackson biography. Research funding from Cumberland University and the Filson Historical Society made it possible for me to finish the first draft of the biography, as well as to make progress toward completing research for a paper that I am presenting at this fall's Southern Historical Association conference. My university grant … Continue reading Summer 2011 Research

My Week at the Filson

I had the privilege of spending five days at the Filson Historical Society last week. The Filson awards several fellowships and internships; I was the recipient of a one-week Filson Fellowship. If you're interested in history, you should check out the Filson's newsmagazine or become a member. At the very least, pay it a visit--you won't be disappointed. Before I recap my week, … Continue reading My Week at the Filson