I had the opportunity in September to interview internationally renowned author Bernard Cornwell on the place of History in historical storytelling and the Last Kingdom series. Where do dragons fit in? Have a listen and find out! https://soundcloud.com/shared-authority/historical-storytelling-in-the-last-kingdom-with-bernard-cornwell
Over the past several weeks I have wrestled with various ideas I had for my final Digital Public History project. I decided fairly early on that I wanted to create a map, but exactly what I would map and how was another question. My initial thought was to build off of my podcast with Bernard … Continue reading Sharing History through Story Maps (part one)
For one class this week we were challenged with producing a 400 word Op -ed in 48 hours. What I produced read more as a textbook summary than anything, and so I decided to rewrite it and publish it on this blog on the actual anniversary of the event. I still would not call this … Continue reading John Balliol: Puppet King or Villain?
November has arrived, and while cooler weather has arrived, the program has really begun to heat up. New items are appearing on my to-do list faster than I can check them off, it seems. My primary concern these past few weeks has been the main group project for the program, the Hear, Here oral history … Continue reading Addressing the Many Sides of History
This post has gotten a little delayed from when I intend to post it last week, and I spent some time this evening whether I should stick with what I originally had planned to write about, or move on. I think my solution is to put out a second post later this week. The second … Continue reading A Gateway to History
These past few weeks, we have been talking through some of the different ways we can use technology as Public Historians and its limitations. It seems somehow appropriate that my own devices have chosen this week to underscore the limitations of technology. It started with my laptop, which beeped alarmingly at the beginning of a … Continue reading Technology as a tool for Public History: Can’t Live With it, Can’t Live Without it.
This week has been completely surreal. I recorded an interview with Bernard Cornwell for my podcast this morning. For those who may not be familiar with him, he is a prolific internationally famous author of historical fiction. I counted up his books as I was making my final preparations last night. He has published 59 … Continue reading “Fate is Inexorable.” A Conversation with Bernard Cornwell, and the Making of a Podcast