Jason Steinhauer, public historian at the Library of Congress, describes the difficulty between the news cycle and the need for in depth historical analysis with students from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
Jason Steinhauer, public historian at the Library of Congress, talks to Dr. Charisse L’Pree Corsbie-Massay about the importance of historical communication in understanding the present.
Jason Steinhauer, public historian at the Library of Congress, polls Dr. Charisse L’Pree Corsbie-Massay’s COM107 class at Syracuse University to determine how they receive and consume historical information.
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 …
Just as science has Science Communicators, I’ve proposed that history needs History Communicators. The idea of History Communicators, and how public historians may fill these roles, will be discussed in a panel at theNational Council on Public History annual meeting in Nashville. READ MORE.
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 …
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.