Steven Lubar’s Seven Rules for Public Humanists

Steve Lubar

I have been reading Steven Lubar’s blog for a couple of years now. I recommend it to historians interested in engaging the public. Lubar’s posts on the public humanities are always innovative and informative.  They make me wish that I could go back and get a graduate degree in public humanities at Brown University.

Lubar recently posted his “Seven Rules for Public Humanists.”  I will list them below, but you will need to head over to the blog in order to see how Lubar develops each point.

1.  It’s not about you
2.  Be a facilitator and translator as well as an expert
3.  Scholarship starts with public engagement
4.  Communities define community
5.  Collaborate with artists
6.  Think Digital
7.  Humanists need practical skills