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