History Communicators: The next step

In January 2015, I introduced the idea of History Communicators on this blog. “History Communicators, like Science Communicators,” I wrote then, “will advocate for policy decisions informed by historical research; step beyond the walls of universities and institutions and participate in public debates; author opinion pieces; engage in conversation with policymakers and the public; and …

Historians and Public Culture: Widening the Circle of Advocacy

Nicholas Kristof’s plea for the return of academics to the arena of public affairs, nine months ago in theNew York Times, met with a predictable response: Oh no, sir; we professors are publishing in your newspaper quite prodigiously. One of the authors of this column even spent a few Sundays counting opinion articles in the …

The Introduction of “History Communicators”

Just as science has its science communicators, history needs history communicators. The 21st century necessitates that the history profession cultivate a designated class of communicators who present historical scholarship to non-experts, generate support for research, and inform policymakers and the public. READ MORE.