Besides setting up and maintaining the site, my work on the project ranged from commissioning and reviewing pieces with my co-editors to developmental editing, line-editing, copyediting, and image rights review. I also wrote copy and tweeted for the blog. As of April 2021, we had published over 230,000 words by more than 100 authors.
Cofounded in 2019 with Swen Steinberg and Andrea Westermann for the GHI Pacific Regional Office at UC Berkeley, this site supports research done by scholars at the institute and in its research network. (Learn more.)
My role on this site focused mainly on the blog posts themselves, meaning developmental editing, line-editing, copyediting, and image rights. I also organized and (co)wrote copy for the various institutional and project pages in a way that would keep the blog and the network front and center.
Histories of Knowledge and Scholarly Communication
To learn how we understood our subject matter in History of Knowledge and the role of our blogging in scholarship, see the following open-access article, which I wrote with Kerstin von der Krone.
“Blogging Histories of Knowledge in Washington, DC,” in “Digital History,” ed. Simone Lässig, special issue, Geschichte und Gesellschaft 47, no. 1 (2021): 163–74.
My Related Posts
- “Organizing and Communicating Historical Knowledge: Some Personal Observations,” History of Knowledge, February 3, 2017.
- “History of Knowledge and Contemporary Discourse on Science,” History of Knowledge, April 21, 2017, crosspost from my personal blog, February 11, 2017.
- “Blogging before Conferencing,” my personal blog, June 13, 2018.
- “Knowledge as an Object of Historical Research,” History of Knowledge, April 28, 2021.
Migration and Knowledge
My Related Posts
- “Linking Migration and Knowledge: Seven Viewpoints at ‘History of Knowledge’,” Migrant Knowledge, March 14, 2019.
- “An 1853 Map for German-Speaking Emigrants,” Migrant Knowledge, January 30, 2022.
- “Blogging Migrant Knowledge – Part I,” History of Knowledge, January 31, 2022.
- “Blogging Migrant Knowledge – Part II,” History of Knowledge, June 26, 2022.
Other Posts on Knowledge
Image credits: Detail from 1940 WPA poster by V. Donaghue, via Library of Congress, PPOC, http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/98509756/; and immigrant boat, ca. 1915–20, from glass negative, via the Bain News Service photograph collection, Library of Congress PPOC, https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2014711414/.