History News Network Comes to GW

December 29, 2018

Sydney Blumenthal (left) talking with a female History faculty member (right)

We are excited to announce that the popular website History News Network (HNN) has moved to the History Department. HNN's mission is to bring historical perspective to current events by publishing original essays by professional historians and by aggregating history-related material from other sources.  HNN also publishes blogs by historians and news about the historical profession. The site will be run by double-GW History alumna Kyla Sommers (BA '13, PhD'19), who will serve as editor-in-chief (read her "Welcome Letter" here). HNN founder and outgoing EIC Rick Shenkman handed over the reins to Kyla on December 19. The department has big plans for HNN, including offering opportunities for undergraduate History majors and graduate students to develop digital and public history experience through internships with the project.  More information will be coming soon about ways that students, faculty, and alumni can become involved!  If you are interested in learning more, please contact Kyla Sommers or department chair Katrin Schultheiss.