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 …

Introducing History Communicators

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.

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.