"What Reddit allows historians to do is talk to an actual public. The skill set required for this career includes: Our community is a natural home for historians to share their research and ideas online in these strange circumstances.It is also (to our knowledge) the first time that a scholarly conference will use Reddit as a platform. “He would b… 1-14-13. Today, r/AskHistorians, a community of over 1.3 million history aficionados, kicks off its inaugural “AskHistorians 2020 Digital Conference!” Taking place through September 17, this community-driven conference is a first-of-its-kind experience for redditors, using the unique r/AskHistorians platform to bring scholarly conversations to anyone around the world with a passion for history. The subreddit was founded in 2011 and has remained active ever since, with over 1 million subscribers as of August 9, 2019. “Even as a photo historian, I look at them and think, oh, wow, that's quite an arresting image,” she says. Historians, no less than other academics, are deeply resentful of the public’s lack of interest in what they do, and understandably lunge at a turn in the popular spotlight. This is outreach that is not defined by what we want to do; it's defined by what people want to know." 30 talking about this. It is “a very unbalanced, one-sided account.” It is “wrong in so many ways.” It is “not only ahistorical,” but “actually anti-historical.” We are professional and independent historians who give academic but accessible answers to your questions about history. Those who stand for nothing fall for anything — and if Alexander Hamilton were alive today, he would stand politically near the center as a right-leaning Democrat, historians say. A Historian's position will vary from job to job and involves studying different facets of history, such as the preservation of historical sites around the world, or analyzing land history to determine future developments. 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