Mark is an outstanding editor. He worked with me on a journal article manuscript that became tremendously better thanks to him, both in terms of style and content. His training as a scholar makes him raise challenging questions about structure and lines of argument that go beyond mere copy-editing.
History of Knowledge
Blog: History of Knowledge
Cofounded with Kerstin von der Krone for the German Historical Institute Washington in late 2016, this was the first blog in the institute’s scholarly publishing program. We discuss its purpose and our experiences in “Blogging Histories of Knowledge in Washington, DC,” in “Digital History,” ed. Simone Lässig, special issue, Geschichte und Gesellschaft 47, no. 1 (2021): 163–74.
Besides setting up and maintaining the site, my work on the project ranges from commissioning and reviewing pieces with my co-editors to developmental editing, line-editing, copyediting, and image rights review. I also write copy and tweet for the blog. As of April 2021, we have published over 230,000 words by more than 100 authors.
- “Knowledge as an Object of Historical Research,” History of Knowledge, April 28, 2021.
- “Blogging before Conferencing,” personal blog, June 13, 2018.
- “The Writing Lesson,” History of Knowledge, September 8, 2017.
- “Sources: Child Labor in the United States,” History of Knowledge, May 1, 2017.
- “History of Knowledge and Contemporary Discourse on Science,” personal blog, February 11, 2017.
- “Organizing and Communicating Historical Knowledge: Some Personal Observations,” History of Knowledge, February 3, 2017.
Image: Detail from 1940 WPA poster by V. Donaghue, via Library of Congress, PPOC, http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/98509756.