Why I Left Academia; or, To Publish … and Therefore Perish

A few weeks back, I wrote a Historista post about adjusting to a life untethered (or mostly untethered) from academia. In response to that post, readers wondered, Why did you leave academia in the first place? How are you able to support yourself? I'm going to answer question #2 in an upcoming post. But for … Continue reading Why I Left Academia; or, To Publish … and Therefore Perish

4 Reasons Blogs are Great for Academia

Over the past few weeks I’ve been party to several conversations about blogging, its role in the field of history, and in academia in general. What is the point? some people ask. Why would anyone do this? Blogging invites trolls; it doesn’t help anyone get tenure; it’s a ton of work. Yes, yes. All of … Continue reading 4 Reasons Blogs are Great for Academia