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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,” “Digital History,” ed. Simone Lässig, special issue, Geschichte und Gesellschaft 47, no. 1 (2021), forthcoming.

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.

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Image: Detail from 1940 WPA poster by V. Donaghue, via Library of Congress, PPOC, http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/98509756.