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 launched Stumbling Through the Past in August 2010 with a short Welcome and two days later, a post about looking back at the Federal election in 1910. Twelve years later the design of this blog looked sadly dated and so I did a major refresh and changed the hosting. It is a big task to migrate over 250 posts, check links and ensure that the images are displayed correctly in a new theme. I will do this detailed work gradually, so you may see some glitches in the old posts, but plain text works well so you will find a lot of good reading in my back catalogue.
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 digital history, freelance writing and research. If you would like to learn more about my services, please check out my business website, Profound History.
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
See my ‘history CV’ on my business website at www.profoundhistory.com.au/about-yvonne-perkins/
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 and subscribe to my emailed newsletter so you will get an email when I write a new post.