2022 saw outstanding public scholarship. Each week, Ben Railton shared the week's best public scholarship in his #ScholarSunday threads. This year-end list highlights 30 of the year's top pieces.
What AHA President James Sweet Got Wrong—And Right
A controversy over comments by the president of the American Historical Association reveals deeper truths about the challenges historians face.
Becoming a Twitterstorian: Social Media, Scholarly Communication, and Professional Practice
Defining your scholarly purpose helps you think through why you want to use social media platforms like Twitter. But, as with everything else, you also need to ask the other elemental questions – who, what, where, when, and how. Twitter, like any other piece of technology, is a tool that can be used strategically. Thinking through these questions helps frame your engagement in an intentional way, ensuring that your actions reflect your purpose.