Stumbling Through the Past is for anyone interested in history. I share the history I encounter in my everyday life through my work, reviews of books and exhibitions, news from conferences I attend, the history of places I travel to as well as issues currently of interest to the public and profession.
I am a professional writer and researcher who specialises in history and technical writing. I started my career in chartered accounting before working in public relations. Now I do freelance writing and research.
Three elements form the core of my historical work:
- Thorough archival research, the bedrock of an historian’s job;
- The use of technology to gain historical insights and higher productivity in my work. I discuss these issues in more depth on my digital humanities blog, Stumbling Through the Future and;
- Connecting the public with history through engaging writing and effective use of social media
Read more about my professional work on the website of the Professional Historians Association of NSW & ACT.
Stumbling Through the Past is about listening as well as imparting. It is about collaborating and sharing. Stumbling Through the Past is a place where the general public who is interested in history can mingle with professional historians. Please feel free to share your observations and knowledge through comments on these pages or drop me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org